Inspiring messages from someone who lost his job and then his good friend to cancer in a matter of days. From a beginner runner to Boston Marathon Qualifier, the author shares insights and reflections that uplift and encourage. He shares as he discovers new sources of strength and uncovers the secrets his friend already knew about living this brief time on earth. More
In one week in September of 2008, Chris Jones lost his job and then 3 days later lost his good friend Paul to cancer. What was gained in these losses, however, led him ultimately to find sources of strength in life’s moments that had previously been swirling past without much inspection. Inspired with a new hopeful sense of gratitude, Chris embarked on a personal mission to send weekly email messages to a group of people who knew Paul. Designed to encourage and uplift, the messages served as a tribute to Paul and his legacy. After a while the messages began to be forwarded and shared and the email distribution list grew and the experience resulted ultimately in this book. From a beginner runner to a Boston Marathon Qualifier, Chris gives inspired observations and candid personal stories that will motivate and inspire.
Mike Mastin & I celebrated my 40th birthday by running 40 miles. We chose the "Brew to Brew" route from Blvd Brewery in KC 2 Free State in Lawrence. My birthday is December 19th, so it was a bit chilly. We also decided to leave just after midnight as the 19th was beginning. The incredible crew: my cousin Gregor Brown, a journalist who lives in Italy and covers cycling, Michael & Tanner Burke.