Once a Runner captures the essence of what it means to be a competitive runner; to devote your entire existence to a single-minded pursuit of excellence. It has become one of the most beloved sports novels ever written. Originally self-published in 1978 and sold at road races out of the trunk of the author's car, reading the book became a rite of passage for many runners, and tattered copies were handed down like sacred texts from generation to generation.
Read and listened to this book countless times and still love it. so so good.
Sure, the supernatural happened during biblical times. But hasn’t this all settled down by now? Growing up in a traditional Baptist church in Arkansas meant that I learned almost nothing about "spiritual forces", about the tension between good and evil, about the afterlife and heaven and hell - except to be told that one place was desirable and the other place was not. But the more I read of God’s Word, the more I realized there was little room for a "look the other way" mentality, as it related to life and ministry.
Lots of citations from the Bible which explains with evidence questions I've had for a long time.
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In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow”, an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.
Great if you're looking for a way to push yourself and push those entrusted in your care.
Quenton Cassidy's first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, "the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee", a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.
So good. I've read and listened to once a runner and again to Carthage bunches of time and will be doing the same for this one.
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