“Far better it is to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure,
than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much
because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
I am proud to announce the release of my first book. It is titled "Chasing My Kudu, or how I ran my first marathon". The book is printed by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont. It was released on May 15, 2013. That was almost 2 years to the day I ran the Shires of Vermont Marathon.
This 26.2 mile course took me from Bennington to Manchester in Vermont. It winded through some of the most beautiful country anywhere. It crossed state highways and ran along unpaved county roads. It had vistas that looked like they were straight out of National Geographic magazine. Even the constant rain could not take way from wonder and beauty of that day; as a matter of fact it only enhanced it.
The book chronicles the events from when I first learned of the Kudu to crossing the finish line. It gives you the history of why I wanted to run. It tells the story of my transformation from overweight middle age man to a marathon runner. It is filled with ups and downs, from the lowest lows to some of the best days of my life.