By Dana L. Ayers
Witty, observant, and entire of cringe-worthy confessions and heartwarming encouragement, Confessions celebrates either operating and lifestyles. half Bridget Jones, half Forrest Gump, Dana Ayers chronicles her awkward mishaps and adventures in transitioning from early life bookworm to unintentional finished athlete. over the past ten years, Ayers has accomplished an enormous array of races. She runs all of them whereas admittedly now not getting a lot speedier, a lot thinner, or even more disciplined—though she has controlled to be on nationwide tv, break up open her pants, and get electrocuted. Ayers intersperses her hilarious but relatable struggles with insights approximately how and why she retains working. A self-proclaimed ambassador of gradual runners, Ayers has accomplished dozens of persistence demanding situations, together with difficult Mudder, the Ragnar Relay, Muddy blood brother, Warrior sprint, Run Amuck, the military Ten-Miler, the rustic song Marathon, and lots of extra dust runs, hindrances classes, and races. Her race descriptions will entertain pro runners and non-runners alike. Woven into the chaos of her operating adventures is compassionate reassurance for an individual who seems like they aren’t speedy sufficient, athletic adequate, or robust adequate to complete a tricky race. notwithstanding advised with humor, Confessions’ tales percentage an underlying topic of Ayers’ severe reverence for the game of operating and the working group. Ayers describes reports similar to partaking in a 1,000-mile relay for Boston Marathon bombing sufferers, and being triumph over via emotion whereas gazing wounded veterans suffering to complete a race. Her tales turn out how life-enriching it may be to bodily struggle for whatever and to cheer on others who're doing an identical. For someone who has thought of making an attempt a marathon, a disadvantage race, or just taking over working for the 1st time, Ayers is your ambassador. If she will be able to do it, it's also possible to.