I did some serious reading over the Christmas Break, so I thought I'd say a word or two about the two running books I attacked.
Anyway, I'm mostly surprised that it took me so long to get around to reading his book, since my two favorite topics for reading are definitely running and refugees. (Yes, I've got Lopez Lomong's book from the library now, too.) I don't think reading Meb's book is going to change any lives, nor is it literary powerhouse, but it does what it says on the tin. I learned a ton more about Meb and like him even more now, impressive given that I thought pretty highly of him already. I am always drawn to books about the experience of being a refugee resettled in the United States, so the early parts of the book were especially interesting to me and I think really put his journey into context. Finally, because I'm not a religious person and I reach my "God" tolerance rather quickly, I have to say that I thought Meb did a really good job with this particular aspect of his life. I absolutely respect his deep faith and how it has helped him on his journey; his discussions of religion were almost entirely personal and weren't too much for me at all.
Up next are Lopez Lomong's book about going from being a Sudanese Lost Boy to running for the US in the Olympics and PRE, because I think I need to have a slightly better understanding of the obsession before running the Eugene Marathon. I'd like to read Bradley Wiggins' autobiography, but it isn't out in the US yet. Booooo. Are there any new books about women runners out? I think I need a break from all these men.