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About the Author
Vanessa Runs is an ultra endurance trail runner and journalist. She has written for UltraRunning Magazine, Trail Running Magazine, and Active.com A 100-mile nerd, an elevation junkie, and a mountain-loving nomad, Vanessa lives and travels in a Rialta RV with her boyfriend, dog, and cat. Read her full bio, check out her articles, and follow her travels at: vanessaruns.com.
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If so, then you understand all too well the spirit that is PERFECTLY explained in this book. That spirit makes ultrarunning a special sport. It makes Vanessa a special person. It also gives me hope that the future of this sport is safe in the hands of people like her.
This book is beautifully written. Vanessa opens up and lets you into her spirit. She reminds us of why we run. If you are a trail runner and/or ultra runner and you want to understand the community and its traditions this is a MUST read. I loved every single page of it.
Vanessa is an ultra runner who recently came to San Diego, California via Canada (with many stops in between). She and her boyfriend Shacky recently quit their jobs, gave up most of their worldly possessions, and are traveling the country in their Rialta RV, running ultras, meeting new people, and chasing adventures. Although you will love the running part of this book, there are so many other wonderful aspects to it. For the ladies, Vanessa shatters the stereotype of the tall, lanky, blazing fast, female ultra runner and makes all female body types and speeds feel comfortable and welcome in chasing their "ultra" dreams (people like me). For both the men and the ladies, Vanessa forces you in the gentlest of ways, to look at your life as a whole, to change the things that in your heart and life that you know you want to, but have been dragging your feet on, and finally, to live life seeking adventure "NOW" rather than "SOMEDAY" (even if you can't move into an RV or don't want to go to that extreme). Warning: I would put aside a free day before you start to read it because once you start, you will have a hard time putting it down.
Even though my recent sickness set me way back physically and emotionally, Vanessa's book pulled me from mopey to back onto the roads, the treadmill, and the trails, and back toward my goal of an ultra adventure! Thank you Vanessa!