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Let Your Mind Run
Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory | Deena Kastor, Michelle Hamilton
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Deena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after college, when her competitive methodrun as hard as possible, for fear of losingfostered a frustration and negativity and brought her to the brink of burnout. On the verge of quitting, she took a chance and moved to the high altitudes of Alamosa, Colorado, where legendary coach Joe Vigil had started the first professional distance-running team. There she encountered the idea that would transform her running career: the notion that changing her thinkingshaping her mind to be more encouraging, kind, and resilientcould make her faster than shed ever imagined possible. Building a mind so strong would take years of effort and discipline, but it would propel Kastor to the pinnacle of runningto American records in every distance from the 5K to the marathonand to the accomplishment of earning Americas first Olympic medal in the marathon in twenty years. Let Your Mind Run is a fascinating intimate look inside the mind of an elite athlete, a remarkable story of achievement, and an insightful primer on how the small steps of cultivating positivity can give anyone a competitive edge.
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Amandakay
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Inspiration!

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Hoopiefoot
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Library book haul! I was sad that these didn‘t come in time for #24in48 but now I‘m just happy I get to have these beauties in my life for a few weeks!

BookwormM I am currently reading The Dreamers 😃 8mo
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Alutzo
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Great tips for the mental side of running! Deena is a great story teller-you feel like you are running right beside her as she describes her races.

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Pandalibrarian
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Finished this book today and loved it! Perfect timing as I look forward to getting stronger for my next half marathon. Will definitely be adding this one to my personal library, too.

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lizpr_28
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Giving me lots to think about as I get back into running #SummerReading

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Jmrose
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this #BookishFather has his 1st Father‘s Day mastered with grand “Dino” baby!

#ReadingResolutions

LMJenkins I love it! Happy Fathers Day to Tyler! 💛 1y
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Susan
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Inspiration to run harder? Inspiration to get out in the heat and humidity? Hopefully.

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SnowEcho
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I really enjoyed this memoir. From a child to a young adult to adult, her experiences with running with mindfulness in tow. Currently getting into both running and mindfulness so I was fairly interested! And it was told well so definitely grateful for that. I was thoroughly entranced every step of the way. I would love to read a part 2 of her tackling the masters -

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CallMeIshmael
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New book for a Friday night