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Publisher's Summary

This book has a single purpose - to inspire you to run!

Through sharing a detailed account of my first three years of pursuing running from the middle to back of the pack, it will hopefully show you you are capable of much more than you may think. After my dad's major health scare, it was time for me to change everything. Little did I know how much I would learn after taking on some physical exercise.

A radical diet change allowed me to lose a forth of my body weight and it gave me boundless energy to get outside and explore.

It’s not clear to me why I chose running ultra marathons of all forms of exercise, since I was unable to run beyond one mile just a few years prior.

But since that fateful day, I’ve never looked back.

I was finding that sometimes the experiences of training for ultra could be just as rich and fulfilling as the ultra event itself.

©2019 Robert Steger (P)2019 Robert Steger

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loved it all!

loved all the awesome stories and motivation to change your life. it will hopefully change yours too.

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  • rita
  • 2019-07-30

Great book

Enjoyed the the running stories, it’s neat to hear how he went from running only one mile to an ultra marathoner.

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  • Laura
  • 2019-07-08

Maybe it’s just me...

I kept wanting to like it. I kept waiting for the author to be relatable. He came off a little too pretentious for my liking. He’s very intense. He’s new to running, but speaks about himself like he’s a famous well-known ultra runner. I felt almost like the book was a commercial for his podcast. He talks a lot about “flow” and his paleo diet. I guess I was expecting something a bit more lighthearted and relatable? Kudos to him for being a BA runner! His accomplishments are amazing! Just wish he hadn’t taken himself so seriously.

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  • Brian Holland
  • 2021-06-08

Audio quality is horrible

I’ve never listened to an audiobook with such horrible quality. Didn’t make it more then 18 mins and I can’t listen to another minute of it.

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  • Misty Coulter
  • 2019-07-28

Wow! What an Inspiration!!

Rob kept me engaged from beginning to end! The fact that it is narrated by the author make the story that much more impactful! Rob's story is one that a lot of people fave but few make the move necessary to avoid the outcome, but rob took it to a whole new level!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-06-08

Thank you

I just want to say thank you to Rob. You’re the man. You have motivated me to begin a running journey. Love the stories from each of the races you have shared.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-04-25

Great story! the book goes round in circles a bit

Easy listen in 2 sessions. Well done Rob! I found the contents great but the storytelling a bit clunky. The last piece, the moab segment was brilliant. Loads of lessons!

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  • eddie
  • 2022-04-04

Inspiring words for a newbie

I plan on running my first ultra in October of 2022 and having only started running less than two years ago it is so inspiring to have listened to the story of a man that has achieved such incredible feats and have a similar background as myself! Thank you Rob for writing such encouraging words. I hope to see you at a ultra race someday!

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  • Patrick Herzer
  • 2021-12-23

Inspiring in so many ways

Having talked with Rob in person, I can say he lives the same passion you hear in this book. Rob’s story of keeping his promise to himself to ‘become an ultra runner if I ever get the chance to’ is quite inspiring. Rob is one of those rare all around guys who wants to be a good husband, father, friend, and person and you can hear that in the journey he took towards greater health and becoming an ultra runner. He is just as humble in his writing as he is in his running, yet as strong mentally as anyone you’ll meet.

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  • Lia Soffia Ludovica
  • 2021-08-20

Bad beginning but all upward from there

I liked that the author read the book himself. The story was quite good but I almost did not make it past the prologue. That was a compilation of people who wrote the author telling him how amazing he is and otherwise stroking his ego. Ironically I just started listening as I set out on a long run so it was not at all convenient for me to stop and select a new book I am glad I kept listening because the story was encouraging and I felt like hugging him at the end for all he accomplished, and more motivated to carry on myself.

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  • Kathryn Richardson
  • 2020-07-17

Not just another running book.

Wow! exceeded my expectations. Beautiful, descriptive writing that paints a vivid picture of several mind-blowing adventures.