Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Courage to Start

I recently finished reading a book that quite literally is changing my life. The Courage To Start by John "The Penguin" Bingham is more than just a book on beginning a running program. It is, in fact, an instruction manual on how to rediscover yourself and your life. So much of the topics in this book rang true for my own experiences - self-criticism, lack of confidence, willingness to support and encourage others but not myself, fears of failure and fears of success. It quite literally brought me back when I thought I had lost myself forever - and reminded me to enjoy my life every precious moment by every precious moment. I thought about Mr. Bingham's advice to relish every second because that is what comprises life, and ended up having the best time out running tonight than I think I ever have. His book has helped give me "the courage to start" having a new outlook on life.

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