GIVEAWAY! Book -- The Summit Seeker, by Vanessa Runs, expires Friday, March 8, at noon, EST

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  1. Barefoot TJ

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    Vanessa Runs would like to give away a copy of her new book, The Summit Seeker, to one lucky winner! Will that winner be you?
    Review: The Summit Seeker, by Vanessa Runs
    by Trisha Reeves

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    RULES OF THIS CONTEST:

    1.) You must post to this thread.
    2.) This contest is for BRS members only. You must be a registered member in order to post to this thread.
    3.) You may only post one time. Posting more than once will void your entry.
    4.) We will use a random number generator to select the winner.
    5.) This contest ends at Noon, EST, on Friday, March 8, 2013.
    6.) After reading the book, we ask that you write a review to appear in the Gear & Footwear Forum, the Product Review Forum, and your own personal site, should you have one.


    LET THE CONTEST BEGIN!


    Vanessa Rodriguez doesn’t look like your typical 100-mile ultra marathon runner. She isn’t wiry-thin and excitable. She is quiet and diminutive, with dark Central-American skin, muscular legs and black hair that falls lazily into several small, still-kinky dreadlocks. Sometimes she runs 100 miles in a week, sometimes maybe twelve, and sometimes she walks her dog Ginger or does yoga instead. She doesn’t use training plans. She doesn’t monitor her heart rate or record her running splits. Vanessa does not run with the front of the pack. Often, she doesn’t even know for sure how far she ran or how long it took her to finish. For these and many other reasons, Vanessa is not only a dear friend of mine, she is also my favorite ultra runner of all time.

    The Summit Seeker is a story about this incredible runner. It is comprised of several snippets that, when bound together, open a wide window on the life, love, pain, joy, grit and heart of this woman who has grown from a lonely, introverted child into an inspiration for all those who cross her path. Its title is derived from the nickname she has given to the home she now shares with her boyfriend Shacky, a punchy little Rialta RV. It is also a rather tidy definition of Vanessa’s mantra for life: always seeking the highest point, always looking up and traveling toward a better, wider and more beautiful view on things from above. A view that one can only enjoy after overcoming the most difficult of climbs.

    The best thing about this book is that it is so frank in its storytelling, so raw in its honesty that you will undoubtedly find yourself somewhere in its pages. Maybe it’s the neglected grade school aged girl charged with feeding and caring for her younger siblings, or the young woman whose first months living on her own found her lost in an unexpectedly stifling marriage. You might see yourself running all the many miles it took her to gain enough distance from her own inner darkness so that she could finally see the light of change. The story of The Summit Seeker is in all of us, and that is why it will inspire you, challenge you and perhaps even change you, as much as it did for me.

    You don’t have to be an ultra runner, or even a runner at all, to gain something from Vanessa’s story. But who knows? You might just want to become one when you’re done reading.

    The Summit Seeker by Vanessa Rodriguez is currently available from Amazon.com in several formats: Paperback Edition, Kindle Edition, for Kindle/Kindle App, or Smashwords version for Nook and other eReaders. You can also request a digital signed copy from Authorgraph.com.

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    If you can't wait to see if you are the winner, then please, order your copy today and help support Vanessa Runs as she takes on her next adventure!​
     
  2. offseid

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    Big fan! Pick me!
     
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    I love any book on running. Count me in.
     
  5. Noah

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    Love to read it!
     
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    I would love a copy.
     
  7. Enso108

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    It sounds like a great book.
     
  8. Jonathan Wilkinson

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    This sounds like an interesting woman with some interesting stories
     
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    There is nothing better than a good book to accompany a good coffee
     

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    I love to read books about running! :) Count me in!
     
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    I'm in, could always add another running book that I could read over and over again.
     
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    Sign me up for the epub version, thank you random number generator
     
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    I'd love a copy!
     
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  18. RandyY

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    I'd love to read it!
     

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