Runners will love these inspirational stories about their sport -- the camaraderie, the self-discipline, the energy and endorphins they enjoy, the self-discovery. Includes stories on swimming and cycling for triathletes too. When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running... This book contains 101 stories from everyday and famous runners... telling their stories to other runners... about how running has improved their lives, recovering from injuries, challenging themselves, and includes amazing stories of marathons, camaraderie, and the natural high that comes from this popular sport. Plenty of stories for triathletes too, covering swimming and cycling.
Whether you want to get moving, or keep moving, you need inspiration. Novice walkers and seasoned runners alike will find that inspiration, and so much more, in these stories written by those who know that the toughest step to take in any walk or run is the first. Beginning an athletic pursuit like running or walking for fitness takes a good deal of motivation, determination, and inspiration, all of which can be found in these 101 real-life stories. Written by people who took that all-important, and elusive, first step, these stories will not only help readers get off the couch and get moving, but they’ll inspire even the most seasoned of athletes to keep moving. Coauthored by the famous ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, who brings his own advice to readers, as well as stories from some of the best-known runners in the world.
A collection of 101 true stories from runners of all abilities, from rank beginners to Olympic marathoners, discussing why they love running, how running fits into their lives, the benefits of running.
This latest collection of Chicken Soup honors all that is good in the world of sports. From major leaguers to little leaguers, from hockey stars to figure skaters, and from horseracing to mushing, the stories in this book highlight the positive and transformative nature of sports.
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life! will inspire and delight readers with its entertaining and heartwarming stories about fun, family, and wedded bliss. Marriage is a wonderful institution, and in this fresh collection of stories, husbands and wives share their personal, funny, and quirky stories from the trenches. Whether newly married or married for years and years, readers will find laughter and inspiration in these 101 stories of love, romance, fun, and making it work.
Full of inspiring stories and valuable medical information, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Say Goodbye to Stress! will help readers manage their stress, no matter where their stress comes from. Everyone feels stressed out at some point in their lives. Many have trouble getting their stress under control and want help. This book, combining inspirational Chicken Soup for the Soul stories written just for this book and accessible leading-edge medical advice from expert clinical psychologist and Harvard Medical School instructor Dr. Jeffrey Brown, will encourage, support, and help stressed out readers.
A woman’s friends are the family she picks herself. This collection of 101 touching and amusing stories celebrates all that is special about the bonds that women share with their friends - the unique spirit of female friendship. Whether it’s about something funny or serious, our friends are the first ones we think to call. They are a constant source of support and encouragement. This book is filled with great friendship stories that you’ll love reading and sharing with your friends.
Chicken Soup for the Soul joins forces with top doctors to give you the cutting-edge medical information you need and the positive inspiration to thrive. Each book features true stories from other patients plus information on diet, lifestyle adjustments, diagnosis, medical tests and procedures, along with care-giving and emotional issues from the medical sector's most informed experts. The best inspiration meets the best information… • Diagnostic Tools • Working with Your Doctor • Setting Treatment Goals • Avoiding Therapy Quacks • Preventing Osteoporosis • Developing an Exercise Plan • Acupuncture and Alternative Therapies • Beating Back Pain
There are many books published on how to get into college, but Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Getting In... to College is the only one that provides emotional, instead of tactical, support. Teens and parents will find this book a great source of support and inspiration. Applying to college has become something traumatic students and parents experience together. This book isn’t about how to get into college -- it’s about emotional support. Those who have been there pass on their words of support to those about to go through the whole ordeal. With stories of peer pressure, standardized tests, applications and interviews, disappointments and successes, parents and students alike will find this volume a great source of comfort.
Golfers will love these 101 tales about the joy, frustration, and humor of golf and sport. Golfers are a special breed. We endure bad weather, early wake-up calls, great expense, and “interesting” clothing to engage in our favorite sport. And we are great sportsmen. Read Chicken Soup’s 101 best stories from its extensive library about golfers and golfing, sports and sportsmen and women. You will be inspired, amused, and moved by these stories of: great times on the links with family and friends admirable, and not so admirable, sportsmanship coaching the kids athletes overcoming injuries and other obstacles personal anecdotes from stars of golf, basketball, baseball, football, and NASCAR
All over the world people have a word for paradise: Hawai'i. Now there's a book that captures that magical place for its millions of residents, the 7 million visitors who make a pilgrimage there each year, and the millions more who long to feel the magic of Hawai'i on cold winter mornings. While the Hawaiian landscape is unparalleled-sun-drenched beaches, wild waves, snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls and dramatic volcanoes-the true spirit of Hawai'i lives in its people and their experiences. Now, the people of Hawai'i and those who love it share its special magic in this beautiful collection of stories. From celebrities including Bo Derek, Clint and Dina Eastwood, Don Ho, Regis and Joy Philbin and Kelly Preston, to native storyteller Nalani Olds, activist and teacher Kanalu Young, and world-class surfers, athletes, hula masters and master chefs, this book brings the gifts of Hawai'i to the world. Whether readers remember Hawai'i as the place where they fell in love or celebrated their honeymoon, the place they yearn to visit or the place they call home, this book exudes the aloha spirit with every turn of a page.
Stories about great moments in sports, the importance of teamwork, and the contributions of athletes of all kinds highlight the power of sports to build character and transform lives.
For every woman who wonders if she chose the right career... Carolyn Jenkins strives for two things--to be the greatest teacher ever and to find true love. She's as skilled at both as an infant trying to eat with a fork. Carolyn's suburban upbringing and genuine compassion for people who don't fit effortlessly into society are no match for weapon-wielding, struggling students, drug-using colleagues, and a wicked principal. Meanwhile, her budding relationship with a mystery man is thwarted by his gaggle of eccentric sisters. Carolyn depends on her friends to get her through the hard times, but with poverty-stricken children at her feet and a wealthy man at her side, she must define who she is. The reality of life after college can be daunting, the road to full-fledged adulthood long and unscripted. Can Carolyn take control and craft the existence she always wanted?