If you’ve browsed through our site at all, you may have already met Vanessa Runs. She wrote a great guest post on 5 Things My Dog Taught Me About Running. The Summit Seeker is her first book, but hopefully not the last!
In The Summit Seeker, Vanessa takes you on her journey from her very first 5k to her third 100 mile run. Along the way, you will share her struggles, as well as her triumphs. Most importantly, you will come to understand how running helped Vanessa to transform her life. Her writing style is very accessible and personable, and as you read it is almost like having a conversation with a friend. One of the best things about The Summit Seeker is the way that the author inspires you to keep pushing yourself to become empowered and to transform your own life.
The book reads more as a collection of essays, rather than a straight-on chronological narrative. While this may prove disconcerting to some readers, in my opinion it makes you feel closer to the author and her thought processes. In fact, the openness and honesty that comes across in her writing is very refreshing. It is also very personal as she shares the ways in which running helped her to overcome the pain from her upbringing, as well as enormous stress in her personal life. It is hard to imagine reading this book and not be left with an overwhelming urge to run.