Run the Edge Meet, Greet & GIVEAWAY!

<< Please note: I originally planned for this giveaway to run for a week, but miscalculated the dates, it is open until March 25!! >>


I am frequently amazed at the opportunities I have been granted since I became involved with the Central Ohio running community. After all, being a part of MIT and Fleet Feet Sports has led to some pretty amazing things. I have met running legends such as Bart Yasso and Kathrine Switzer. I have access to coaches, athletes, and knowledgeable medical staff through a training program that is unlike any other in the country. And, I have made friends that have stood by me no matter what.
Run the Edge
Most recently, I was more than fortunate to hear a presentation by Olympian Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano about their new book Run the Edge. Not only that, I got to meet Adam and Tim, interview them on the spot for Pace Per Mile Radio and have their book signed! So exciting.
If you don’t know already, Adam and Tim’s relationship is a testament to the power of running to bring people together over a common bond that is not easily broken. They were teammates for only one year in college at the University of Colorado, but they formed a friendship and shared passion for running that has never faded. Run the Edge unites this passion with over forty years combined running experience, including Adam’s thirteen years of professional running and Tim’s fifteen years as a Psychology teacher and coach. Talk about impressive; enough to make someone slow like me anyone nervous to meet them.
What I didn’t know was these guys are about the nicest, kindest, funniest, most down-to-earth people you will ever meet in your life. I felt like I knew them from the moment we sat down during the interview and the nerves faded away as we began to talk. Amazing. Their distinct passion for running and motivating others to run prevails above all else. It doesn’t matter to them if you are fast, slow, big, small, competitive or not – we are all runners and they make it known that we are all part of the same running family. Positivity and encouragement just radiated from these guys.
In their presentation, Adam and Tim talked about the mirrors of distance running and how utilizing them can help you reach your maximum potential both in running and in life. The mirrors they talked about were Initiative (make someday today); Adaptability (know when to bend and know the line between tough and stupid); Responsibility (there is no one else who can do it for you); and Accountability (say it out loud, make written goals and put them where you can see them.
Lisa, Heather & Me before the show. Lisa got to dinner with Adam & Tim too!
The most valuable part of their presentation for me was when they discussed the “Courage to Start.” It is a point that resonates with me still. If the only thing that is stopping you from getting started is getting started then what are you waiting for? Make today the day you decide to change your life. I did almost three years ago when I joined a local boot camp to shed excess pounds and then decided to run a half marathon on a whim (I found MIT once I realized I had no idea how one actually trained for that kind of thing). Once I took the first step, the rest just seemed to fall into place – running, racing, strength training, eating smart and getting healthy. Still, I have rough days (or weeks or months) and asking myself what is stopping you, Sara? is still important. As Tim and Adam said, “Your journey begins today and again tomorrow and again the day after that!” I thoroughly enjoyed every second of their presentation. They told stories, read from their book and used funny and informative slides to emphasize their points.
The next day, Adam and Tim came out to meet us for our morning run and they couldn’t stop talking about how exciting and amazing it was to see so many people up and ready to run on a Saturday morning. They even took video of us because they said people back home might not believe them! I was lucky enough to meet up with Adam out on the trail (he was walking due to recovering from knee surgery) and we talked about knees and training while injured.
A pep talk before we run! 
Then, I raced over to Fleet Feet (in my car of course) to meet up with Adam and Tim for an interview for Pace Per Mile Radio. If you missed that, you can find it HERE.

Adam, Me & Tim
Now for the part you’re really interested in – the GIVEAWAY! You know I wouldn’t forget my lovely readers. How would you like your very own signed copy of Run the Edge? I thought so. Here it is:

All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know you would like to win by Sunday, March 25. I will randomly choose the winner and make the announcement here on Monday, March 26. That’s it! Good luck to each and every one of you.
Until the next mile marker,
 
 Please note, this book was purchased with my own funds and graciously signed by Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano on Saturday March 10, 2012. I was not compensated in any way for this posting.
Get Connected:
You can purchase your own copy of Run the Edge HERE and follow Adam and Tim’s adventures on Facebook HERE. Stay up to date with my Pace Per Mile reports HERE and on Facebook HERE.             

Comments

  1. Looks like a great read!

  2. Awesome I want to win! Sounds like an awesome experience you had. :)

  3. Misszippy1 says:

    How fun for you! I would love to win a copy!

  4. I have been wanting to read this book and would love to win! Thanks!

  5. Jessica Fries-Gaither says:

    I didn’t make the talk, MIT, or the signing last weekend, so I’d really love to win this!! I heard nothing but good things about them — I love that Jeff does such a great job of getting these “big name” runners in to see us! (Although I do wish Kara had come, too!)

  6. Wonderful! Would love to have this. Who wouldn’t? I particularly like the comment about knowing the difference between tough and stupid. We have had that discussion at our house a couple of times over the past several weeks while we train for this half marathon in May. Thanks Sara for a fun recap and an opportunity to have a signed copy of this great book!

  7. Sarah McGovern says:

    That looks like a great book! I would love to win a copy :)
    Looks like you had a really cool day…thanks for sharing!

  8. Jencorrea says:

    I would love this book! I am so exciting for you that you met Adam Koucher. :)

  9. Rachel Butterfield says:

    What a great article Sara! I would love to win a signed copy of this book!

  10. What a cool experience! I’d love to read this book!

  11. Amy Avery Hampton says:

    I’d sooo love to get the book Sara! The day they were in town, I wasn’t able to stop by the store and get a signed copy…I had some personal family things going on I had to deal with and missed it completely before they had to leave :( I’d love to win the signed copy :)

  12. Absolutely would love it!

  13. I’d love to win a copy of this book! So great that you got to meet them!

  14. debkhershberger says:

    WOW!! What an amazing opportunity!!! And thank you for the chance to win the book!!!

  15. I would love to win this book!!

  16. harmlove5 says:

    This is too cool!! I would love to win!!

  17. I want to win! I wasn’t really mobile to go meet them.

  18. Sarahelyze says:

    I would love to win the book! What a neat experience to meet and interview them!

  19. I would love to win this book

  20. Steph Burton says:

    What a wonderful day and so kind of you to donate the book as a prize :)

  21. wow Sara! I had no idea you were getting to do all this! sounds like a fun filled day and one awesome book!!!! I would love to win it ;)

  22. Sophia G says:

    The interview and run sounded so exciting! First time here on your blog and loving it. Oh yes – I would love to have a copy of the book.

  23. Jessica Knapp says:

    I would absolutely LOVE to win this! I can’t believe you got to meet them, I’m having abit of runner envy here. lol

  24. I would love to win this – you rock!

  25. So cool! I’ve been wanting to read this book, I guess this would be a good opportunity :)

  26. I would like to win…started jogging around October and currently training for my first half.

  27. I would love to win this..I started running in January during my journey to lose 80 pounds (65 lost so far :)) I am currently training for my first 5k..I’m sure this book would be helpful!

  28. Laurel Cedarblade says:

    I want to win!!! I would love to have this book!

  29. runningperseverance says:

    i think i am too late…but just in case! i would be so pumped to win this giveaway :)

  30. I would love to win! This would be great.

    Also, I love following you.

    Lorie

  31. awesome giveaway, I’d love to win!

  32. How fun! Looks like a great read!

  33. I would love to win! But even if I don’t, I’m going to buy this book :-). Thanks for your inspiring blog!

    Dianne :)

  34. Diana Taylor says:

    I want to win! I want to win!!!

  35. Tim Smith says:

    Let me win and you can sign it too.

  36. Jodie Smith says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

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