We both know how scary it can be to step on the starting line of a big race. What we didn’t know was just how terrifying it would be to write a book that reveals some of our personal insecurities, and exposes many of our faults and short comings. This was a completely new kind of scared for us!
When we started the RTE project, we wanted to write an honest and completely different kind of running book. Our primary goals from the beginning were to have fun and to share our passion for running with others. If we found success along the way, that would be great. If we found criticism, we were ready to accept that as well. Of course we have had a bit of both but for the most part we have been amazed and humbled by the reaction to our book.
In less than a year we have sold-out the first print run and have gone into a second and revised edition!
We are thankful beyond measure for all of the people who have made Running the Edge a success. The experience has been tremendously rewarding for both of us and we are looking forward to another amazing year!
The Cover: Although we loved the first cover with its rugged trail up Mt St. Helens, we didn’t think it captured the essence of the book. We wanted some movement and more color. Plus we just like change!
The introduction: After writing the book, and subsequently traveling and giving presentations about its message, we stumbled upon several new metaphors. One of them we decided was perfect for the introduction. We have replaced “The Secret Ingredient” section with a new section titled, “Runners and Icebergs” You can read the full new introduction by clicking here. To read just the new part click here.
Small edits and minor changes: The new metaphor from the introduction is woven throughout the book but does not alter much of the content. The heart of the book is essentially the same.
Celebration Offer: We are shipping the new book on September 1st!
Signed copies: Buy the new book from our website between now and Sept 1st and receive a copy signed by both authors.
Free Shipping: Order 2 or more copies and we will not only sign them but you will get free shipping! (Perfect for you early Christmas shoppers!)
Back to school special: If your are a coach or involved with a Cross Country team, and would like to get this book for runners on your team, we have a bulk order discount and will send your athletes personalized signed copies.
Review and give-away copies: If you are a running blogger or if you have a running facebook page, and would like to review a copy of our book or do a give-away, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have the original book? THANK YOU! It is because of you that we are still doing this and still having so much fun!
Feel free to order a copy of the revised edition just to have both in your collection!
Writing and releasing this book the first time was a scary process. As strange as it sounds we are nervous and excited all over again just like it is a new starting line. We are hoping for another good run!
**NOTE: Offer only for purchases on our website (Because we ship those ourselves.) New edition will be available on Kindle and Nook by August 21.**