Today's review is by guest poster, Jonathan, my wonderful husband. He is a runner who deals with the ups and downs of running. From motivation, to discouragement, to training injuries, and the satisfaction of hitting the pavement. He is moved by runners who challenge him to go beyond the limits. Meb Keflexighi was one of those runners. __________________________________________________
Meb Keflezighi's autobiography "Run To Overcome" was a motivational and inspirational book covering the life of an American immigrant and his family. It is extremely inspiring to read a book about a man and his family overcoming the horrendous conditions that life had dealt them.
From the very beginning, Meb was dealt a difficult hand, but with faith in God and each other, they aspired to be greater than what was expected of them. Meb's telling of his life and difficulties are very inspiring because he had many chances to give up, but that wasn't in his nature. While Meb is a world class runner, and many of his stories are about running, this is not a book that limits itself to runners. The applications to life in general and the drive it takes to overcome adversity are woven throughout this masterful work.
One thing that was very enjoyable about the book was at the end of the chapters, they offered running tips for the runners, and tips to overcome for everyday people. You don't have to run to enjoy this book. It is a fast read, with priceless lessons and motivation. I was so inspired by the overcoming spirit of one person that I have decided to sponsor a child from one of the neighboring countries (since Eritrea isn't offered), so that one more person may have the chance to excel at life.
Visit the official "Run to Overcome" website to learn more about Meb and participate in the book giveaway. They will be giving away a signed copy of "Run to Overcome" everyday, now through March 31!!! There will also be monthly grand prize winners who will receive a signed copy of Meb's book as well as other books from Tyndale Publishers, and Sony and PowerBar products. You definitely want to check this out!