Read this book! Why because it's alone in its genre, its not another how I ran a marathon story. I've run over 120 marathons and still run over a dozen a year, some in times several hours faster than Mike's best. So why on earth should I want to read about a newcomer to my sport who had just run three? That's simple because Mike Hare had no intention of running even a short distance, let alone a marathon. He was vastly overweight for his height and already heading for an early grave. When almost dieing in a car accident shocked him into doing something about his vast girth. This isn't just about slimming either, going on a diet and losing a few pounds only to put it on again. Mike took it to the extreme, halving his body weight. Mike was as shocked as anyone when his doctor suggested he started running. Then Mike with no writing experience not only wrote his book but also published it himself. This book is fascinating as it shows what any human can do if they REALLY want it enough. Buy this book and you will be inspired to reach your own physical and mental dreams!