We thank you for giving me the next hour or so and exited to share this week's guest with you. Brian Burk, author of "Running to Leadville - Life, Love, Loss and a 100 mile ultramarathon through the extreme Colorado Rockies. More on our feature interview in just a bit.
Brian Burk - Amazon Link to "Look Inside" of the book
When I look for opportunities for guests on the show, I have a couple of things that I'm looking for:
What is the candidates relationship to endurance sport? Are they relevant?
Do they possess enough knowledge on the subject and are they credible?
Will the audience find them interesting?
When I started reading the book, this is the caption that caught my eye and I identified with:
"I've come to face reality, I may not have the drive, genetics or time to be in a position to ever place first in my age group or ever win an event, But I can do epic. I will do epic and I will live an epic life.
I read started reading the first chapter and was immediately engaged by trying to figure out is the character in the book named "Brian" really the author's persona on the page. Before I knew it, I was engrossed in the story that was unfolding in front of me with each turn of the page. The first chapter of this story was emotional and I admit I cried. But then I'm the sentimental type
Khem, I'll have to pass along this book. It's funny how this book surprised me in terms of how interesting I found it. Here's a funny analysis.
I really like football. Football is exciting. Like many, I have a date with the NFL every Sunday afternoon for at least a couple hours. Yet, when it comes to movies or books about football, I couldn't give a flip. Don't care, don't want to watch inspirational movies about football.
Running, let's face it, can be boring. It can be boring to run (speaking in the first person). Ever spectated a running race? Real exciting right? No, not real exciting. I'm not talking about the finish line of a marathon, I'm talking about standing on the sidewalk in the middle of the course.
So to pick up a book, that I know is not "instructional" on the topic of running, I was like -really?
I'm so glad I bought the book. I was really entertained by this story and blown away about how he drew the characters from his life in the story.
Thanks for joining us again this week. Guess what's coming up in just a couple of weeks, Khem?
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