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Run the Mile You're In

Finding God in Every Step
By: Ryan Hall
Narrated by: Brandon Barnes, Ryan Hall
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ryan Hall is an Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon (59:43). But as a kid, Ryan hated running. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. He was hooked.

Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. These two truths launched Ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level.

Along the way, Ryan learned how to focus on his purpose and say no to distractions, to select and strive for the right goals - goals for the heart as well as the body. With God's guidance and millions of miles pounded out on the track, Ryan discovered secrets to dealing with defeat and disappointment, enduring immense pain, building resilience, and ultimately, running as if you've already won.

Now a coach, speaker, and nonprofit partner, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, and cultivate a positive mind-set.

Journey with Ryan as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and discover for yourself the power of a life devoted to your God-given purpose.

©2019 Ryan Hall (P)2019 Zondervan

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Way better than expected.

To be honest, I only bought this book because Ryan Hall wrote it. It was truly a great book. Mostly it is for the Christian Runner, but still a book anyone could love.
My two negatives on the book is that it is very short, and it should have a pdf concurrent reading with it. He has so many passages he references that there is no way to remember all of them. I listen while I run, so no way to write them down for later.

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Love it!

Definitely keeping this one! What an inspiration! A personal and in depth look into Hall's life and the foundation of his success... past, present and future.

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Insightful yet Confusing

As a fan of Ryan Hall, this was a must-read. He has great insights from his faith and running background that were encouraging and helpful, personally and as a runner, myself. However, the book is organized by theme, not chronology, which made certain points in the book frustrating. Often, a story would be told, leading to a climax, but, instead, the story would jump to a related theme, 8 years in the past, but did not really complete the story being told. However, despite those unwelcome interruptions, I enjoyed the book and encourage anyone who is a runner or wants to go to the next level in their life to read it.

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good book for runners and non-runners!

very interesting if you are a runner and or a Christian! Kept my interest. some practical advice for anyone striving for nearly impossible goals!

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Phenomenal

This book is A MUST.
This book will change your life.
You won’t be able to put it down.

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Great book !!

As a Christian and a runner I was greatly inspired by this book. Well done !!


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Love this book !!!!

loved it so much i made my husband listen to chapter 21 with me again.

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Inspiring Book

Inspiring book. The last couple chapters were kind of boring but overall a good book that I would recommend listening to.

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great

applies to all areas of life. you don't have to be a runner to enjoy this book.

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Fabulous!

Wonderful, honest, and spiritually uplifting! Not only did I love it because I’m a runner, but the truths in this book can be applied to any circumstances we have in life. One of the best books I’ve listened to! Now I need to purchase the actual book so I can mark it up and remember the inspiring quotes.

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  • 05-28-19

Thought this book was about running!

Tried this book twice but gave up. I heard about Ryan via other books with Deena Castor and Meb but realise the focus of his story is more about his beliefs rather than his career. that's fine but I was hoping to get an insight into his running career rather than listen to tangents.

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  • 05-23-19

Excellent book we really enjoyed it.

I listened to this book with my 3 teenage boys, who all enjoy running, we really got a lot out of it.