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Second Wind: One Woman's Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents

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Second Wind is the story of an unlikely athlete and an unlikely heroine: Cami Ostman, a woman edging toward midlife who decides to take on a challenge that stretches her way outside of her comfort zone. That challenge presents itself when an old friend suggests she go for a run to distract her from the grief of her recent divorce. Excited by the clarity of mind and breathing space running offers her, she keeps it up — albeit slowly — and she decides to run seven marathons on seven continents; this becomes Ostmans vision quest, the thing she turns to during the ups and downs of a new romance and during the hard months and years of redefining herself in the aftermath of the very restrictive, religious-based marriage and life she led up until her divorce. Insightful and uplifting, Second Wind carries the reader along for the ride as Ostman runs her way out of compliance with the patriarchal rules about “being a woman” that long held her captive and into authenticity and self-love. Her adventures — and the personal revelations that accompany them — inspire readers to take chances, find truth in their lives, and learn to listen to the voice inside them thats been there all along.

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Dorothy Holbrook, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Dorothy Holbrook)
I loved reading the trials and tribulations that Cami went through to complete not just her first marathon, but all seven. As a runner, I could relate to what she went through to achieve her success. Also, it was enlightening to read how she changed her life and how running brought forth her soul searching decisions. There are many wonderful sayings from various people at the beginning of each chapter that I found to be encouraging for daily life and it does not matter what you are aiming for in life, you can achieve your own success if you put your mind and heart into it. An excellent book even if you are not a runner.
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ISBN:
9781580053075
Author:
Ostman, Cami
Publisher:
Seal Press (CA)
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Marathon running
Subject:
Runners (Sports) -- United States.
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General
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Sports and Fitness-Running
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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Second Wind is the story of an unlikely athlete and an unlikely heroine: Cami Ostman, a woman edging toward midlife who decides to take on a challenge that stretches her way outside of her comfort zone. That challenge presents itself when an old friend suggests she go for a run to distract her from the grief of her recent divorce. Excited by the clarity of mind and breathing space running offers her, she keeps it up — albeit slowly — and she decides to run seven marathons on seven continents; this becomes Ostmans vision quest, the thing she turns to during the ups and downs of a new romance and during the hard months and years of redefining herself in the aftermath of the very restrictive, religious-based marriage and life she led up until her divorce. Insightful and uplifting, Second Wind carries the reader along for the ride as Ostman runs her way out of compliance with the patriarchal rules about “being a woman” that long held her captive and into authenticity and self-love. Her adventures — and the personal revelations that accompany them — inspire readers to take chances, find truth in their lives, and learn to listen to the voice inside them thats been there all along.
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