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  • Writer's pictureMiriam Diaz-Gilbert

Review of Brian James Siddons's This Journey We Call Running: One Runner's Anthology

Brian James Siddons's book, This Journey We Call Running: One Runner's Anthology, captures many of the themes runners experience in their running lives.

Through a collection of insightful poems and short reflective stories, Brian shares his observations and thoughts on the essence of his running life. His longest stories include his experience at the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon and the Boston Marathon.

The themes of running with family and friends, and training partners to keep you honest, and developing patience, trust, courage, and fortitude, overcoming occasional setbacks, running through the seasons, and being humble, are weaved throughout the book.

"Not every season brings a PR or a championship, but every season is a chance to experience something new, something memorable. Step by step, we can all get there," writes Brian.

He adds, "While running may not be the answer for every person, a daily dose of a few miles is the one prescription I would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone."

Brian also writes about turning 60. He's not as fast as he once was, but he strives to run well and to take on barriers that may present themselves. .

I've been running recreationally since my 20s and running races and ultramarathons since 1989. I. too, am an aging runner and not running as fast as I did once upon a time. But like Brian, I am still on this journey we call running.

How about you? Need some encouragement and motivation? Whether you are a seasoned runner or a newbie, add This Journey We Call Running: One Runner's Anthology to your collection of running books, and put one foot in front of the other.

Brian's website.

Brian is also the author of The Voyageurs: Discovery in Havenswood Valley

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