Field of Lions- A Runner's Journey from Obesity to the Marathon

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 "Faith is a word that you don't hear very often outside the confines of your local church. Faith is an underrated concept, and it can be an extremely powerful weapon in the hands of someone who knows how to wield it."


If I could be completely honest, I jumped at the chance to review this for extremely selfish reasons. It peaked my interest rather intensely, and with my lack of motivation at the current moment-seemed like something I NEEDED to read.

I was not disappointed.


Reading Jim Gaffney's story from a 300 lb sick man to a highly motivated marathon runner is obviously going to be inspiring. But what made it so good, is how obtainable he makes his jouney seem.

Difficult? Oh yes.

But nonetheless, he takes you through his journey and shows you how ANYONE can do what he did. I don't care who you are or where you are on your fitness journey-EVERYONE can benefit from such a testimony.

We all  love overcomers, which is exactly why I know you'll love this. In less than 60 pages, you get a pretty decent rundown of Gaffney's successes and failures. It's not a "how-to" book, it's a realstic view at what is obtainable when we get off our rear ends and just go.

Because essentially, that's all Gaffney did. He just went-and kept going.


Author Bio:

Jim Gaffney is a Information Technology Professional who resides in Northeast Florida. He is currently 45 years old and has been running and racing for five years. He has completed over thirty races including three half marathons and five marathons. Jim is a veteran marathon runner having completed the Chicago Marathon the past three years. He holds a personal best time of 4:15:36 for the marathon distance and a personal best time of 1:52:02 for the half marathon. Jim is currently living an active, healthy lifestyle and is interested in inspiring others to seek the same. 
Author Website: Field of Lions

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