Have you ever talked yourself from chasing your wildest dream because it seemed a pipe dream? How many times have you undermined yourself and kept yourself from accomplishing any worthy goal? Even if your denial was only in a little or irrelevant thought that you barely noticed?
You most likely have a dream today that you wish to make a reality. But what's the primary step you should take? Nope, it's not a list or schedule of attack. It's a why. Unless you have a big enough why– why your dream matters in the first place– it will be tough to attain your goal.
Attaining your dreams is simpler with a little inspiration from somebody who has actually managed to accomplish something great in the face of an overwhelming obstacle. Lucky you -You've discovered just that.
Running Blind is a tale that brings motivation with inspiration. The author, Rhonda Copeland, was diagnosed with the vision-degenerating illness, Retinitis Pigmentosa; her physicians informed her that she would ultimately go blind.
So exactly what did she do? Well, as you would guess, she didn't plop herself down in a puddle, boo-hooing and savoring her victim-hood.
"Running Blind: The Journey of a Blind Runner Training for Her First Marathon" is Copeland's account of how she trained for her very first 26.2-mile marathon, regardless of her condition. How she made a plan, rallied a support team, and melded her dream with her truth.
Unlike other marathon books, Running Blind is not simply a marathon training guide for runners, but holds precious understandings for the runner and non-runner alike. In truth anyone who faces an untenable or frightening circumstance, anyone who's been prevented from their dreams and felt themselves turn away from their course to success since barriers, both overwhelming and minor have turned up and made the possible appear untenable.
Get this inspiring story of someone who transformed a heartbreaking diagnosis into a driver for forward development, action and change.
As a training guide, Rhonda writes about how she got ready for the logistics of the marathon, from developing a good training schedule, to re-vamping her diet plan, to cultivating the mental fortitude to get up and train. Runners who are training for a half-marathon, a full one, or simply run for satisfaction will get a lot out of this book.
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As an inspiring book, Running Blind goes over how the author kept her focus and stamina, even in the face of tough circumstances, when the temptation to quit was strong– however was it stronger than her desire to win?
Exactly what takes place when she faces that crossroads? Give up or continue? Is it really too hard for a visually impaired runner to complete a 26.2 mile marathon in one of the hottest summertimes on record? As they say, sometimes your the huckleberry, sometimes you're the bear. Is the defiant runner or the vanquishing marathon the winner?
Running Blind is not only for the women and men who love running. It is also a trip narrated to assist anyone who has actually faced a seemingly unsurmountable obstacle, to make it through and to succeed. Get this book and permit yourself to be buoyed forward on your own path by sharing the adventures on Rhonda's pursuit.
"Running Blind is an inspirational book about the unstoppable drive to reach one's goals and the power of friends and family to help achieve those goals. The "Vision Runner" shares with us her quirky sense of humor in her upbeat account of her experience in training for and completing her first marathon in the midst of what most would consider a life-changing crisis — losing her vision. However, she also shares with us something much deeper. We walk away from this book with her infectious hope and optimism and a desire to better our own lives despite the obstacles that life throws at us." -Jaimie Jannicelli, West Palm Beach, FL.
"…Rhonda is a true inspiration and profile in courage…Her book chronicles the challenges and ultimate triumph of running a marathon blind. She will inspire you to believe that anything is possible!" -Indy Runner, Amazon Customer
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