Sunday, 12 February 2012

Running to Extremes

Running To ExtremesRunning To Extremes by Steve Pitt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Running to Extremes describes Ray Zahab's transformation from Old Ray, a smoking and drinking party-er to New Ray, an ultra-marathoner.

The book is simply written and intended for a young adult audience, especially reluctant or ELL readers. In fact, Zahab has used his experiences to start the "impossible2Possible" foundation to encourage teens to discover freedom from their own limitations by participating in extreme environment adventures.

The book shows that ultra-marathons reveal many valuable life lessons. They include:

-limitations are only in your mind

-never be a sore loser

-we all screw up; successful people learn from their mistakes

-we are all "capable of the extraordinary in our lives" (114)

-"anyone can change his or her life through hard work and determination" (114)

A quick, but informative read.

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