I continue to be amazed by what this girl can do. She is a great example of setting goals, planning it, putting in the work, and achieving what you set out to do. I have so much more to say about her but the following is what was said on Amazon about her recent book (kindle) release and her experience of running 12 marathons in 12 months. You can get it here for only $1.99.
"A revealing, funny, honest, and inspiring memoir from a self-described “ordinary person” who tackled 12 marathons in 12 months with a devoted husband and 5 kids in tow. From June, 2010 to May, 2011, while many of us sat comfortably with a snack in front of our TVs, Utah crazy mom, Dawn Lauti (aka “Racing Dawn”), was out running. Not just one marathon, or two or three….but 12 Marathons in 12 Months!
And sometimes in harsh environments (ie, trail running). With self-deprecating humor, wit, and honest insight, “Racing Dawn” chronicles the day-to-day battles and triumphs of an extraordinary year of marathons. Runners and non-runners alike will enjoy this story of a journey through aches, pains, sickness, joy, friendship, courage and inner strength. What sets the author apart is that she is not necessarily a running “legend,” an award-winner, or a record-breaking runner. She is your next-door neighbor, or the mom in your carpool, but with one extraordinary thing: sheer determination to achieve what she sets out to do. In so doing, she teaches that anyone can transcend limitations and shoot for their dreams. In Racing Dawn, Lauti tells the story of how an average runner did something out of the ordinary – racing 12 marathons in 12 months. She brings new meaning to the phrase “Running like a girl.”
Part memoir, part training tips, part self-help guide, this book teaches that running, as with most things in life, depends less on physical ability than on attitude or mind-set. Racing Dawn provides inspiration for running for women, running for beginners, jogging for beginners, or even competitive runners at all levels. Trail runners, ultra runners, marathoners, moms, and athletes alike will be inspired to hit the trails (or pavement) or take to any physical challenge they seek with courage and determination. Live vicariously through Dawn as she abandons her comfort zone and goes from non-runner to someone who has completed 12 marathons in 12 months.
If you have ever thought about running, but never thought you could (or nothing ever motivated you enough), let Racing Dawn’s “marathoning for mortals” inspire you to strap on your running shoes and head out on your own running journey."
It will motivate you to get out and do something. It's only $1.99 for a short time and you can get it here. Follow @racingdawn on FB, Twitter, and IG and keep in touch to find out what's coming next. Not knowing what comes next worries me just a little.
Overcome. Achieve. Victory. IKUNA #iamikuna