If you didn’t read my review on the other two books I read (Jeff Galloways Book on Running and Run Like a Mother)….. you won’t know that I HATE reading. I’ve read a total of 3 books in the past 10 years (other than kids books to my daughter – I kid you not) so if I say I read a book cover to cover KNOW that it was good.
With that said…. I was asked to read and review “The Ultimate Beginner’s Running Guide: The Key to Running Inspired” By Ryan Robert. It’s an ebook – available for Kindle (which I don’t have) so I started reading on my computer. Honestly nervous thinking “how am I going to get through a book when I HATE reading” and “what do I say if I hate it or get bored or don’t agree”. I was surprised when I was nodding my head along in agreement with the first line… then the second… by the third line I was highlighting and making note to use the line as a quote (my first kindle book – I LOVE the note/highlight thing!!).
Yup – I was TOTALLY digging this book! I think what I liked most about it was not only that I agreed with everything he was saying but I LOVED how easy it was to read. Very conversational – not overly technical.
Now nutrition…. I won’t explain the crazy wheat/grain free diet that I attempted last month – but I think Ryan does a great job being realistic with food/meals without being fanatic about certain things. He said I could have sugar. I’m going to pretend those are doctors orders or something…. Authors orders?? :) Ok, ok… he said a “little” sugar. It’s just refreshing that he’s not barking some crazy fad ultimate diet plan – it’s normal “this makes sense” eating.
Oh and there are a few other sections in here that I didn’t highlight in this review but just know that it was all spot on with what I believe and recommend.
Read and enjoy!!!
And for the record – I don’t get any kickbacks from this. Ryan didn’t pay me to write this review and he’s not paying me to link to it. Yes, he did waive the $2.99 fee for me to read it free (not that it would have broken the bank haha) – but I seriously loved this book so much I was pleased to post this spreading the good word! After you read it let me know what YOU think!!!