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A Beautiful Work in Progress
A Beautiful Work in Progress | Mirna Valerio
19 posts | 8 read | 26 to read
Runners' vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for "Did Not Start" and DNF for "Did Not Finish," but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for "Did Not Quit." Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of central New Jersey to the busy Route 222 corridor in Pennsylvania to the sweltering deserts of Arizona. When you meet her on the trail, you might be surprised to see she doesn't quite fit the typical image of a long-distance runner. She's neither skinny nor white, and she's here to show just how misguided these stereotypes can be. In this prejudice-busting, body-positive memoir told with raw honesty, an adventurous spirit, and a sharp sense of humor, Valerio takes readers along on her journey from first-time racer to ultramarathoner and proves that anyone can become a successful athlete.
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feminismandyoga
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Some suggestions for African American History Month! I loved all of these books. There's herstory, history, and social commentary in here.

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mhillis
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I‘ve posted about how much I loved this book before! A Beautiful Work in Progress is my recommendation for favorite motivational book for the week 3 photo challenge. Mirna will inspire you to go out and doing something just for the pure enjoyment of it!
#bookfitnesschallenge #bfcr2 #booknerdherd

5feet.of.fury I love the Mirnavator! 7mo
Crazeedi Sounds very good Mary ! 7mo
wanderinglynn It sounds interesting. I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! 7mo
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Eggs
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Inspiring story of Mirna Valerio's running life
#everythingismovingsofast #timbittunes @Cinfhen @TheKidUpstairs

Cinfhen This looks great!! And I need a book about a female athlete so this is perfect xx thanks for sharing❤️🙌🏻 13mo
TheKidUpstairs This sounds like an interesting take on an athletes story! 13mo
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KS1805
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I‘ve been following Mirna for awhile and I picked up her book when it was an Amazon First Reads. I really enjoyed getting to know her better and race stories are always inspiring. It is so nice to focus on other than elites.

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TheBibliotherapist
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This has been waiting for me to read and now seems like the right time. #reading #mirnavalerio #running #ultrarunning #mindfulness #meditation #focus

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Last night I met Mirna The Mirnavator! She is very inspirational and awesome sauce!! She knew me and I couldn‘t figure out how since I had never met her. She read my article in Experience Life in the March issue this year.

tammysue ❤️😊 2y
GripLitGrl Awesome!😎💕 2y
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ShannonColleen
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"This body is fierce, beautiful, and unapologetic. It's meant to move through the world as it wishes: lifting, walking, and running, rolls and all."

Absolutely loved this book. Mirna is such an inspiration!

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ShannonColleen
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Most important part of the new apartment is complete 😍 #shelfie

CouronneDhiver Looks great 👍🏽 2y
KristinaRay Beautiful! 2y
Nute Fabulous! 2y
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ShannonColleen
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Cannot put this book down! Such a great read so far! #workinprogress #morningreading

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ShannonColleen
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So excited for this one 😍 #running #currentread #workinprogress

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Avanders
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Well... it's still very much a work in progress... but this is my new "book nook"/library(/guest room.. you can't see the bed ?) in the new house! I've already culled nearly 300 books ?. I'll still need to shed a few more, but I fee pretty good about this! (*And* all the NF, cookbooks, religious, and humor are in a different room!!)
#JustSharing #BookShelfie #BookNook #HappyPlace #NewHome

LaraReads Looks wonderful! 2y
DebinHawaii Very nice! 📚📚📚💚 2y
Texreader Wow! How awesome!!! 2y
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UwannaPublishme 😍📚👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
CindyE09 #goals 😍😍😍 2y
LeahBergen Wonderful! 2y
tonyahoswalt Looks great! 2y
kspenmoll Fantastic! So many books! 2y
Avanders @LaraReads @DebinHawaii @Texreader @UwannaPublishme @CindyE09 @LeahBergen @tonyahoswalt @kspenmoll aww thanks everyone!! 🤗🤗🤗 It sure does make me happy being in there ☺️☺️ 2y
Gissy Lovely cozy place!📚📚📚📚❤️I wish I could have a spot like that but I live in a doll's house☺️it is so tiny. I need to develop an idea but I'm so bad on that. 2y
Chrissyreadit That looks like a perfect nook! 2y
BiblioLitten 😍 2y
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mhillis
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“Lean into the discomfort.”
I picked up this book for some running inspiration, but it is so much more. The author became known for running ultra-marathons and writing a blog called Fat Girl Running. After reading this book, I‘ll try to have the courage to call myself a runner and an athlete and continue to work towards my goals. Excellent pick for #booked2018 #bodypositivity #bodypositivememoir #pocauthor

Kaye Keep on going. If I can do it so can you. I will hit one year at the gym in 5 days and I just paid for another year today. 👍 2y
mhillis @Kaye Thank you💕 2y
Cinfhen Sounds so good❣️stacked and yay on completing your first prompt 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️ 2y
mhillis @Cinfhen Thanks!! I actually planned to read a different book for this prompt 😂😂 hope to still get to it 2y
Cinfhen Oh, I remember you posting that❤️that one sounded good too❣️❣️ 2y
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mhillis
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BookishMe I LOVE Mirna! Absolute INSPIRATION 😍😍 2y
mhillis @BookishMe I didn‘t really know anything about her before reading this. Running, teaching, practicing music, coaching, writing poetry 😍😍😍 2y
BookishMe @mhillis I follow her on FB and IG. I used to run and got to know through running news. After your post, I now plan to read her book for #Booked2018 body positive memoir :D 2y
mhillis @BookishMe oh good! I hope you like it! I need to find her IG 2y
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This audiobook — engagingly narrated by ultra marathoner Mirna Valerio herself— is captivating even a couch potato like me.

Kappadeemom I am in awe of Ultra runners 💪🏼 2y
Anna40 This sounds awesome! 2y
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BarkingMadRun
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What else does one read while in Chicago for the marathon?? Cannot put it down!

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kerry
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If there's anything I love more than food and books, it is running and books. I cannot wait for this one. Mirna Valerio is an inspiration, and I am so excited to read her memoir I could practically burst. #running #memoir #weneeddiversebooks #wndb

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MatchlessMarie
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Won my first #goodreads giveaway ever! If this isn‘t a good omen for this month, I don‘t know what is! 🎉📚😁

JoeStalksBeck Hey could you send me your address to joestalksbeck@gmail.com? I‘ve gotten it lost in my other email ❤️ 2y
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alanacristin
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Excited for this #KindleFirst September selection 😍 I follow Mirna Valerio's body positive hiking adventures on instagram and look forward to learning more about her 🌲👣 #mommyreads #hiking #ebook

MaleficentBookDragon Darn it! I should have chosen this one. 2y
alanacristin @MaleficentBookDragon i actually bought this before reading the other summaries and ended up going back and buying the true crime one as well since i liked the author's other book Murder City (though that one might have been more interesting at the time since i was living in that city, but fingers crossed this one is also good!) all the tbr 😂 2y
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