Wednesday, March 4, 2009

50/50 -- Will YOU be next?


It's finally time to pass along the highly motivating 50/50 book!! I know some of you are wondering why the book was stuck in Texas soo long. Partially because I didn't have time to read as much each night as I wanted, and partially because it refused to be sent back to freezing temps where it came from.

The book has seen some cool places so far, including the beautiful provinces of Canada (thanks Sonia!). And now it's time to pass it along! This awesome idea was piloted by Ted and, as all wonderful things in life, has a few simple rules:
  1. Respond to my post in order to be the next in line to read the book. (First to respond wins!)
  2. I will mail the book to you.
  3. Read the book.
  4. After reading the book, create a post in your blog and find out who wants to be next in line to read the book.
  5. Ship the book to the next blogger.
  6. You must take a picture of yourself with the book.
  7. Write a small comment of what you think of the book in it.
  8. Ship the book to the next blogger.
  9. Lastly, you must use any form of human power (i.e, walk, run, skateboarding, bike) in order to take the book to the post office. Exception: If you live very far to the Post Office, use car. HAVE FUN !!!!
I enjoyed soo many things about Dean Karnazes' book: his stories, his humor, his running tips, his personal growth, how he touched those around him, how he was touched by those around him. Dean's message is a good one -- it goes beyond the typical "how" and explores the "why". Why run? Besides for your own health benefit, it sets a good example for those around you. It gets kids off the couch and out the door. It connects the outer you to the inner you.
In Dean's words, "Adventure happens the moment you step out the front door ... Step outside. Be active. Get back to nature. Explore wild places." Good luck!

13 comments:

Sonia said...

How ironic that I am first here?!! LOL

Katie said...

HAHAHA, too funny!! Shall I wait for number 2?

That Pink Girl said...

I'd love to check it out - what a great way to pass on a great book!

Sonia said...

of course! Don't send it back to me =)

Great pic BTW! Glad you enjoyed reading it too.

Katie said...

Whooo hooo, we have a winner! :-)

lindsay said...

well thanks for trying... i tried to delay my going to dinner but alas, the timing was just not meant to be. :( now i will have to stalk "that pink girl" and try to win it the next round. seriously though, i sat here and refreshed your page for like 15 min before i had to go, lol. ohhh well.

Marlene said...

congrats to the winner. I really enjoyed 50/50!

Running Around Acres said...

late again. I may have to buy the book at this rate. So can you run 300 miles like Dean now?

Ted said...

Looks like you won't have to run over to the Post office. Looks like a short hop for you to deliver the book to the Big D of Texas ! Glad you enjoyed the book.

kara said...

Love that quote by Dean - Going to copy and paste : )
"Adventure happens the moment you step out the front door ... Step outside. Be active. Get back to nature. Explore wild places."

Katie said...

Hmmmmm, not sure if I'm quite to 300 miles yet -- while the book was inspirational, it wasn't magic LOL. But, it does spur me to set a new goal for the remainder of the year. What to do, what to do ...

Racn4acure said...

GREAT POST, Katie! I love that quote at the end, could not agree more. I always feel so alive when I am outside enjoying nature.

Jennifer said...

This is such a great idea!

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