Life is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance by Matt Fitzgerald
Sports journalist and author Matt Fitzgerald (Iron War, Racing Weight, How Bad Do You Want It) writes about running eight marathons in eight weeks and the people he meets along the way. What makes this an unusual running book is how Fitzgerald intertwines the story of his wife Nataki, who suffers with a debilitating mental illness (bipolar), and their relationship. This goes well beyond the average overcoming adversity/qualifying and running Boston sort of running memoir. Don't read it looking for nutritional advice or stretching tips: read it if your running practice is really just a part of a more important life practice, and a piece of the endurance we all sometimes require to deal with life's challenges.
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