Back in 2014, I wrote a small little book called “The Tao of Running: Lessons on Life From Miles on the Road.” It was one of the first writing projects I published and I have to admit that the overall process and product was a bit kludged together.
About six months after I published the book, I pulled it off Amazon with the thought that I would eventually get around to cleaning it up and re-releasing it. And here we are, 5 years later.
The good news is: the book has a little better flow to it than the first edition. The first edition had chapters with sub-sections throughout which made the flow seem choppy and distracting. So, one of the things I did for this edition was to rewrite each chapter into more of an essay format that centers around one or two topics, but is a continuous narrative, rather than being broken up into multiple sub-sections.
Also, I was able to add some new content from some of the past few years that I’ve been thinking about. This included a new chapter at the end to help summarize and pull out some of the lessons that I believe serve as pillars for the book.
Anyways, I’m glad to finally get this project back out into the wild. It’s been haunting me for years now and I finally get to purge the little nagging voice in my head that was constantly hounding me about getting it re-written.
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Update: As of January 29th, 2020 I have also renamed the book “Secrets of the Road: meditations on running.” After doing some looking around, it turns out there is already some well-established content around the title/name “The Tao of Running.” It was easy enough to change the title and cover, so I swapped them out and moved on down the road (pun intended!). Chalk this one up to bad luck and poor research on my part.