So, my friend Becca has signed up to run the Ogden Marathon this upcoming May. Like most first-time marathoners she is extremely anxious, excited and determined to do. Her training begins this week and she keeps questioning whether or not she is ready for such a task. My response to any first time marathoner questioning if this is the right time, I would answer … OF COURSE IT IS THE RIGHT TIME!
To help her in her journey I gave her a copy of a book that I read during my training for my first marathon called “A Return to Virtue” by Sister Elaine S. Dalton. It’s a book published by Deseret Book and shares advice Sister Dalton gives relating her experience training and running marathons to developing discipline and self-control in our lives. From the leaflet Sister Dalton shares the following —
“A Return to Virtue is an invitation and guide to running well the marathon that we call mortality.
“Give it 100 percent and one day we will be hugging each other and celebrating victorious — at the finish line!”
This book really helped me through my marathon training. It’s really a great guide in how we can draw closer to the Lord and build lasting character. I recommend this book to anyone with an inkling desire to not just run a marathon, but to run in general.
NOW … I have a second copy of this book that I want to giveaway to YOU. To enter the giveaway do the following …
- ‘LIKE’ the Running180 page on Facebook.
- Follow @running180 on Twitter and/or Instagram.
- Share this blog post on your Facebook page explaining why you want to win.
- Comment on this blog post telling me what race has been your favorite or one that you want to run.
- Come back on Thursday morning to see if you won.
(NOTE: If you don’t do Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you can still enter, just let me know in your comment at Step 4).
Now if you can’t wait to see if you won, you can always buy a copy yourself here on DeseretBook.com. Also make sure to return here on Tuesday morning for another giveaway you won’t want to miss. Especially if you live in the South Davis County area here in Utah.
Good luck! May the odds ever be in your favor …