Monday, September 7, 2009

My Book Report

Have you heard of Ted Jaleta? I hadn't until my friend D Mo told me about him after attending a speaking engagement put on by her employer. She loaned me her autographed copy of his book "Never Give Up". Ted Jaleta is a runner and this book is about him Running For His Life from an Ethiopian prison where he was tortured and beaten. He shares with us where his hope, determination and wisdom got him to in life.

In his book he writes about running races in Banff in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. These race routes stood out because they reminded him of his homeland, of when he was a child and would run through the hills with his brothers and sisters. At one race in particular, he drifted back for pretty much the whole race and near the end came out of his dream state. This is my favourite part of his whole book and these are his words. "And I was running here, on top of the world, and winning the race. It was just incredible. I was full of mixed emotions."

It's hard for me to imagine anyone having to experience what he had. He has come so far and now that he has reached his dreams he is inspiring others to reach theirs.

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  1. That sounds like a truly inspiring book, I'll have to look for it. Thanks!

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