First things first, this is basically a book review post so don’t go anywhere if you enjoy a good read. Now lets be real, most people will never run on a regular daily or even weekly basis, I still find it hard to get out on a weekly basis but when I do, I actually ENJOY the run! Now, this isn’t some sort of lie, just a simple….book. Thats right, a book actually made me love running.
Life At These Speeds by Jeremy Jackson. This book is one of those books that takes your soul and kinda shreds it and then puts it back together at the end of it, but not completely. And the holes that are still missing in your soul at the end of the book, I filled with running.
Life at the Speeds is about a track and cross country runner who was not a standout in 8th grade but then once someone he is close to passes away after some random circumstances, he becomes a running champion almost over night. This book follows him as he goes about daily life in high school while dealing with dark secrets and struggles. The few friends he has made have all come by under strange circumstances but seem to want to follow him to the ends of the earth. The book ends amazing but leaves you wanting more answers, so I couldn’t leave it at that. I actually exchanged some emails with Jeremy Jackson about what he thinks would happen after the book and it really helped put my restless mind at ease.
In conclusion, this book is amazing, for those who like to run already, or those who despise it, this book is the BEST book I have ever read and my all time favorite book. I promise, you will not regret reading this book, I read it at least once a year, and enjoy it more and more every time. And plus, who doesn’t like to settle down in the bed covered in blankets and read a good book?
Till Next Time,
P.S. there is also a movie based on the book called 1 Mile To You, but like most movies based on books, watch at your own risk. I give it a solid 4/10 lol