First off, I would like to apologize for my lack of blog post over the last few months, especially in the closing months of the h2o ride. However, I do assure you that there are epic tales to be told and I do plan on blogging a few of the great stories now that my book is done! When I started writing Running Water over a year ago I never would have thought of how big a project this would be. I truly do have a new found respect for authors, and find myself almost sad whenever I see an old used book for $1 or $2. Despite those depressing thoughts, it really is a wonderful feeling to have such a complete and wonderful story jammed into 184 exciting pages. After numerous cover revisions I am very pleased with the final cover image. It may just be my attachment to it but, I think its beautiful
I have so many people to thank in helping get this book out and the biggest thanks has to go to my mom. I have to admit, spelling and grammar have never been my strong points and if there is a typo hiding somewhere in those 60,000 words it almost deserves to be there due to its astonishing elusiveness from my dear mother and other editors (Rebbecca Rousseau and Jennifer Boettcher). I was also very thankful to get some great reviews from some very respected athletes such as Chris Solinsky (Wisconsin running legend and first non-African to brake 27 min for the 10k, Lisa Smith-Batchen, who has so many ultra running career highlights its a little hard to believe. Also Roy Pirrung who has won an unbelievable amount of extreme ultra events and has toed the starting line over 900 times for various distances. I have also been thankful for Dave McGillivrays, director of the Boston Marathon, encouragement throughout the run and for his review the book (I’ll have to get out there to that race of yours some time The last review that I got was from Jonathan Beverly, Editor in Chief over at Running Times magazine. Definitely one of, if not the best running magazine out there. You can read all of their reviews over at the My Book page on my web site.
Well I hope everyone enjoys the book and please leave a message of what you thought of it over on the facebook wall or the My Book Page. Also feel free to order as many as you like. No, honestly as many as you like Christmas presents for everyone! With that I will leave you with a small sneak peak of page 2!