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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><BR> <BR>In this instant<i> </i>and tenacious bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (<i>Booklist</i>, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.<BR><BR>Bill Gates named <i>Shoe Dog</i> one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. It’s a messy, perilous, and chaotic journey, riddled with mistakes, endless struggles, and sacrifice. Phil Knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do.”<BR> <BR>Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups, Knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.<BR> <BR>But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. In <i>Shoe Dog</i>, he tells his story at last. At twenty-four, Knight decides that rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, new, dynamic, different. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs. Above all, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers.<BR> <BR>Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything.
Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race
by Lara Prior-Palmer

Language

English

Pages

283

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>"Think the next <i>Educated</i> or <i>Wild</i>. Palmer’s memoir of beating the odds to become a horse champion is an inspiring saga of perseverance—and a classic underdog tale." —<i>Entertainment Weekly</i>, 1 of the 15 Most Anticipated Books of the Year</b><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Named a Best Book of Spring by <i>Wall Street Journal Magazine, Esquire, Elle, Southern Living</i>, and <i>Buzzfeed</i><br /><br /> <br /><br />"If you like your memoirs to revolve around singular experiences, Lara Prior-Palmer’s <i>Rough Magic</i> delivers." —John Williams, <i>The New York Times</i><br /></b><br /><br /><br /><br />At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to “the world’s longest, toughest horse race”—an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her.<br /><br /><br /><br />Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that re-creates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she decided she had nothing to lose. Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse, scrambling up mountains, swimming through rivers, crossing woodlands and wetlands, arid dunes and open steppe, as American television crews chased her in their jeeps.<br /><br /><br /><br />Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, <i>Rough Magic</i> captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race.
Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age,...
by Rich Roll

Language

English

Pages

390

Publication Date

May 22, 2012

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<p><b><i>Finding Ultra</i> is an incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever</b><br /><br />On the night before he was to turn forty, Rich Roll experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he could see where his current sedentary life was taking him—and he woke up. <br /><br />Plunging into a new routine that prioritized a plant-based lifestyle and daily training, Rich morphed—in a matter of mere months—from out of shape, mid-life couch potato to endurance machine.<i> Finding Ultra</i> recounts Rich’s remarkable journey to the starting line of the elite Ultraman competition, which pits the world’s fittest humans in a 320-mile ordeal of swimming, biking, and running. And following that test, Rich conquered an even greater one: the EPIC5—five Ironman-distance triathlons, each on a different Hawaiian island, all completed in less than a week. <br /><br />In the years since <i>Finding Ultra</i> was published, Rich has become one of the world’s most recognized advocates of plant-based living. In this newly revised and updated edition, he shares the practices, tools, and techniques he uses for optimal performance, longevity, and wellness, including diet and nutrition protocols. Rich reflects on the steps he took to shift his mindset and leverage deep reservoirs of untapped potential to achieve success beyond his wildest imagination, urging each of us to embark on our own journey of self-discovery.</p>
Born to Run
by Christopher McDougall

Language

English

Pages

306

Publication Date

May 04, 2009

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<b>The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.</b><br /><br />An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?<br /> <br />Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.
Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
by Stephen Guise

Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

December 22, 2013

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<b>***A Worldwide Bestseller in 17 Languages!***</b><br /> <div>                 <div><b>Lasting Change For Early Quitters, Burnouts, The Unmotivated, And Everyone Else Too</b></div><div></div><br /><div>When I decided to start exercising consistently 10 years ago, this is what <i>actually</i> happened:</div><div><ul><li>I tried "getting motivated." It worked sometimes. </li><li>I tried setting audacious big goals. I almost always failed them.</li><li>I tried to make changes last. They didn't.</li></ul></div><div></div><br /><div>Like most people who try to change and fail, I assumed that <i>I</i> was the problem. </div><div></div><br /><div>Then one afternoon--after another failed attempt to get motivated to exercise--I (accidentally) started my first mini habit. I initially committed to do one push-up, and it turned into a full workout. I was shocked. This "stupid idea" wasn't supposed to work. I was shocked again when my success with this strategy continued for months (and to this day). <i>I had to consider that maybe I wasn't the problem in those 10 years of mediocre results. Maybe it was my prior strategies that were ineffective, despite being oft-repeated as "the way to change" in countless books and blogs. </i><br /><br />I was right.</div><div></div><br /><div><b>Is There A Scientific Explanation For This? </b></div><div>As I sought understanding, I found a plethora of scientific studies that had answers, with nobody to interpret them correctly. Based on the science--which you'll find peppered throughout <i>Mini Habits--</i>we've been doing it all wrong. </div><br /><div></div><div>You <i>can</i> succeed without the guilt, intimidation, and repeated failure associated with such strategies as "getting motivated," New Year's Resolutions, or even "just doing it." In fact, you need to stop using those strategies if they aren't giving you great results. They don't work because they all require you to fight against your subconscious brain (a fight not easily won). It's only when you start playing by your brain's rules and taking your human limitations seriously--as mini habits show you how to do--that you can achieve lasting change.</div><br /><b>What's A Mini Habit?</b><br />A mini habit is a very small positive behavior that you force yourself to do every day; its "too small to fail" nature makes it weightless, deceptively powerful, and a superior habit-building strategy. You will have no choice but to believe in yourself when you're always moving forward. The barrier to the first step is so low that even depressed or "stuck" people can find early success and begin to reverse their lives right away. And if you think one push-up a day is too small to matter, I've got one heck of a story for you!<div><br /><b>Aim For The First Step</b><br />They say when you aim for the moon, you'll land among the stars. Well, that doesn't make sense, as the moon is closer than the stars. I digress. The message is that you should aim very high and even if you fall short, you'll still get somewhere. I've found the opposite to be true in regards to productivity and healthy behaviors. When you aim for the moon, you'll won't shoot because it's too far away. But when you aim for the step in front of you, you might just keep going and reach the moon.<br /><br /><b>I've used the Mini Habits strategy to get into the best shape of my life, read 10x more books, and write 4x as many words.</b> It started from requiring one push-up from myself every day. How ridiculous is that? Not so ridiculous when you consider the science of the brain, habits, and willpower. The <i>Mini Habits</i> system works because it's how our brains are designed to change.</div><div></div><br /><div>I relished the opportunity to share this life-changing strategy with the world. I loved writing <i>Mini Habits.</i> You'll see my passion in the content as well as the overall quality and presentation of the book. <br /><br /><b>Note:</b> This book isn't for eliminating bad habits (though some principles could be useful for breaking habits). Mini Habits is a strategy to create permanent healthy habits. Some categories include: exercise, writing, reading, thinking positively, meditating, drinking water, eating healthy foods, etc.</div></div><div>            </div>
26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and ...
by , Scott Douglas

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English

Pages

225

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A world-class runner and four-time Olympian shares the life lessons he<b>’</b>s learned from each of the twenty-six marathons he<b>’</b>s run in his storied career. <br /></b><br /><b>“An athlete whose wisdom and lessons aren’t just for runners.”—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />When Meb Keflezighi—the first person in history to win both the Boston and New York City marathons as well as an Olympic marathon medal—ran his final marathon in New York City on November 5, 2017, it marked the end of an extraordinary distance-running career. <br /><br />Meb's last marathon was also his twenty-sixth, and each of those marathons has come with its own unique challenges, rewards, and outcomes. In <i>26 Marathons</i>, Meb takes readers on those legendary races, along every hill, bend, and unexpected turn of events that made each marathon an exceptional learning experience, and a fascinating story.<br /><br /><i>26 Marathons</i> offers the wisdom Meb has gleaned about life, family, identity, and faith in addition to tips about running, training, and nutrition. He shows runners of all levels how to apply the lessons he's learned to their own running and lives. Equal parts inspiration and practical advice, <i>26 Marathons </i>provides an inside look at the life and success of one of the greatest runners living today.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>26 Marathons</i></b><br /><br />“<i>26 Marathons </i>is a swift read, guaranteed to be popular with student athletes plus hard-core and recreational runners, who will undoubtedly agree that Meb is an American treasure and running ambassador who never fails to inspire.”<b><i>—Booklist </i>(starred review)</b><br /><br />“<i>26 Marathons</i> gives great insight about the ups and downs in marathon running and how to cope with them. As Meb shows, dealing with these marathon experiences help us become better in our lives.”<b><i>—</i>Eliud Kipchoge</b>, <b>Marathon World Record Holder and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist</b><br /><br />“Meb’s <i>26 Marathons</i> is like opening a treasure chest full of inspiring stories that give behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mental and physical joys and obstacles that elite-level racing can bring. His advice on training, overcoming injuries, and adversity is for everyone. It’s pure gold!”<b><i>—</i>Shalane Flanagan, 2017 TCS NYC Marathon Champion</b>
Run the Mile You're In: Finding God in Every Step
by Ryan Hall

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

April 16, 2019

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<p>Ryan Hall is an Olympic athlete and American record holder in the half marathon (59:43). But as a kid, Ryan hated running. He wanted nothing to do with the sport until one day, he felt compelled to run the 15 miles around his neighborhood lake. He was hooked.</p><p>Starting that day, Ryan felt a God-given purpose in running. He knew he could, and would, race with the best runners in the world and that his talent was a gift to serve others. These two truths launched Ryan's 20-year athletic career and guided him through epic failures and exceptional breakthroughs to competing at the highest level.</p><p>Along the way, Ryan learned how to focus on his purpose and say no to distractions, to select and strive for the right goals--goals for the heart as well as the body. With God's guidance and millions of miles pounded out on the track, Ryan discovered secrets to dealing with defeat and disappointment, enduring immense pain, building resilience, and ultimately, running as if you've already won.</p><p>Now a coach, speaker, and nonprofit partner, Ryan shares the powerful faith behind his athletic achievements and the lessons he learned that helped him push past limits, make space for relationships that enrich life on and off the running trails, and cultivate a positive mindset.</p><p>Journey with Ryan as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and discover for yourself the power of a life devoted to your God-given purpose.</p>
Jiu-Jitsu University
by , Kevin Howell

Language

English

Pages

372

Publication Date

November 29, 2015

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Saulo Ribeiro—six-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion—is world-renowned for his functional jiu-jitsu knowledge and flawless technique. In <i>Jiu-Jitsu University</i>, Ribeiro shares with the public for the first time his revolutionary system of grappling, mapping out more than 200 techniques that carry you from white to black belt. Illuminating common jiu-jitsu errors and then illustrating practical remedies, this book is a must for all who train in jiu-jitsu. Not your run-of-the-mill technique book, <i>Jiu-Jitsu University</i> is a detailed training manual that will ultimately change the way jiu-jitsu is taught around the globe.
Home Workout For Beginners: Exercise At Home, Get Fit With This E...
by James Atkinson

Language

English

Pages

138

Publication Date

August 06, 2014

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<h2>Your fitness and weight loss journey starts right here!</h2><br />Find the empowerment that you have been looking for. It really has been a life changer for many readers, helping them not only to find a progressive beginner workout routine, but also helping to create a mindset that will drive them to achieve their fitness and weight loss goals.<br /><h2>Now its your turn!</h2><br /><br /> <b>Lucy Croft</b><br /><i>"As usual, Jim has written and book that is straight talking and easy to follow. Great stuff!!"</i><br /><br /><b>Amazon Verified Purchase, Paulette Mahurin (usz)</b><br /><i>"I ventured on into reading about other key factors to exercise: food and motivation; which were conservatively and effectively written. It is a useful and well written exercise book."</i><br /><br /><b>Amazon Verified Purchase, Dex</b><br /><i>"This book is perfect for the beginner. The author doesn’t just set you a routine and set you on your way, he explains clearly, why you are doing each part of the training."</i><br /><br /><b>Amazon Verified Purchase, Chris Naish</b><br /><i>"The print and display motivational posters included inside should prove helpful to the rush of new years resolution trainees who drop their new habits quickly due to lack of motivation."</i><br /><br /><h2>If you would like a progressive training routine that:</h2><br />•Will break you in to an exercise routine gently<br />•You can do from home<br />•Will not take up a lot of your time<br />•Will keep you motivated<br /><br /><h2>Then this is the perfect guide for you!</h2><br /><br /><h2>If you are one of the millions of people that:</h2><br />•Has “tried everything to lose weight”<br />•Knows that it’s time to change but have not got a clue where to start<br />•Is unsure about joining a gym or leisure club. ( I know, this can be daunting)<br />•That knows that you need to do something about your situation as the weight is creeping on, your fitness levels are dropping and you know that only a life style change will help you.<br /><br /><h2>This book will make all the difference and could be your missing link</h2><br /><br />Hi, I’m James Atkinson (Jim to my friends and readers). I’m a qualified personal trainer and fitness coach, competing bodybuilder and have a burning desire to help others reach their fitness goals.<br /><br />I have been training for over fifteen years. This training has taken me from long distance running to bodybuilding competition.<br /><br />It is fair to say that I have learned the secrets of weight loss and fitness from my own personal journey. I have been fat, skinny and muscle bound throughout my fitness career and I really feel fulfilment from helping and advising others when it comes to their goals.<br /><br />So this book is all about fitness for the beginner. Believe me; I can empathise with the beginner.<br /><br />There is so much contradicting information out there today that it will confuse the training newbie to a point that it will actually kill their potential.<br /><br />It is for this reason that I wrote this book, If I happened to be a beginner to fitness, overweight, recovering from an injury or unhappy with my body in any way and I know what I know now, this 6 week routine is exactly what I would do to start me off!<br /><br />Good luck and remember that I am always happy to help where I can.<br /><br />All the best<br />Jim<br />Email: Jim@jimshealthandmuscle.com<br /><br />
The Happy Runner: Love the Process, Get Faster, Run Longer
by , Megan Roche

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 06, 2018

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<DIV><P> Is your daily run starting to drag you down? Has running become a chore rather than the delight it once was? Then <I>The Happy Runner</I> is the answer for you. </P><P> Authors David and Megan Roche believe that you can’t reach your running potential without consistency and joyful daily adventures that lead to long-term health and happiness. Guided by their personal experiences and coaching expertise, they point out the mental and emotional factors that will help you learn exactly how to become a happy runner and achieve your personal best. </P><P> Following the “some work, all play” approach, <I>The Happy Runner</I> introduces the three commandments of happy running and teaches you how to balance the effort of running with the simple joy of the activity: </P><P> • Learn how to run fast, run long, and stay healthy with proven training methods. </P><P> • Read real stories from professional and recreational athletes who have had personal breakthroughs as they learned to love the process of running. </P><P> • Understand how to adapt your running based on your personal lifestyle and goals as well as avoid setbacks from injury. </P><P> • Develop your self-belief and make positivity your default setting so you can reach your goals. </P><P> Whether you’re battling burnout, are returning after an injury, or are new to running and want to enjoy a 5K or an ultramarathon, the science-based training guidance in <I>The Happy Runner</I> will help you get faster, go longer, and live stronger—all with a smile. </P><P><B>CE exam available!</B> For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. <I>The Happy Runner Online CE Exam</I> may be purchased separately or as part of <I>The Happy Runner With CE Exam</I>, a package that includes both the book and the exam. </P></DIV>

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