Run the Mile You’re In

Wesley's Review

I’m healthy for the first time in 2020. I missed a planned marathon last weekend due to over two months of no running. Now it’s go time. Hard training starts NOW. Just one problem… I don’t feel like it. Like at all. My head isn’t in the right place. I’ve lost a lot of my fitness. I have to start all over.

I needed a read to get me back in the zone. After pulling for his wife, Sarah, in last week’s Olympic trials, I decided to give Ryan Hall’s book a try. Ryan is the American record holder for the half marathon with a 59:43. He is also the only American to break the 2:05 full marathon mark. That’s flying!

Ryan is a devout Christian which makes this book as much a religious read as a running book. No, I take that back. This is definitely a Christian book disguised as a running book. The book is broken down into twenty-six chapters, one for each mile of the marathon, with twenty-six different lessons and corresponding Bible teachings.

This is a simple read with a good story. It’s not some literary masterpiece but it is what I needed to read with my current mindset. I recommend it to all my Christian running buddies.

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