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Omaha, NE Nonfiction
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I wrote a book about running. This book is to motivate people to find their passion in life, gain confidence and become a better person

Omaha, NE Nonfiction
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I wanted my video to be different. That's why I took it doing what I talk about in the book. I was being genuine, done in one take, unscripted and telling you what I was thinking when I was running. Just like I do every other time I run.

I used to feel like I was just another person in the world. Living life day to day, following my routine and letting fate take me where it wanted me to go. 

This year, I decided to change that by running. I would be the one making my own path and challenging myself with new goals and new adventures. 

I started feeling much better and gained a lot of confidence, so I set the goal of running 25 races in 2012 and writing a book about my experiences and how my attitude changed throughout the year. I used to be shy and unsure of myself when running and going through my daily routine. Now I get out and take on the world. I'm the guy you'll find running next to you, encouraging you to keep going, singing and doing back flips and getting the crowd riled up. The book mentions 15 stories about my struggles and triumphs and I sum everything up in the final chapter. 

I finished writing the book yesterday 9/30/12 and am editing and adding pictures during the month of October. Running is how I found my confidence and motivation. This book was written to help you find your passion in life and push you to live the best life you can.

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk would be finding the right printing company and getting the book published. After that comes marketing.

I am going to research my options and try and find the best way to reach as many unmotivated people that are wanting to change their lives for the better. I'm going to look into the possibility of an ebook, and starting a website or blog to reach out to more venues.

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    A signed copy of the book, you will be mentioned in the dedications of the book as an elite sponsor and I will run a race with you in the continental U.S. up to the distance of a half marathon. We can work out the logistics if anyone donates this much later.

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