New Book Encourages Readers to Challenge Boundaries

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Dennis Gravitt’s “The Reasons I Run” offers his own path to running success as a model

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My story offers hope that by staying the course, by ignoring the detractors and the naysayers, a person can accomplish anything he sets his mind to.

According to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, about 34 million Americans are considered obese. In an effort to encourage better health, author Dennis Gravitt offers his new book “The Reasons I Run: One Runner’s Journey” (published by Balboa Press).

“The Reason I Run” is a can-do story that offers the reader a rare glimpse inside the mind of an average runner who, by pressing the boundaries of his physical limitations, transformed himself from a middle-of-the-pack athlete into a competitive runner.

An excerpt from “The Reason I Run”:

“Over the years, I discovered that whatever a person’s reasons are for running, he has to be careful. This sport should be handled with kid gloves. The drive to run is like a drug, a drug as powerful as any manmade concoction. A missed run, whether caused by injury, lack of time, or schedule conflict, can reduce even the most hardened runner, or especially the most hardened of runner, to a quivering mass of human protoplasm. A true runner just has to get his fix.”

“Most people can relate to being average,” Gravitt says. “My story offers hope that by staying the course, by ignoring the detractors and the naysayers, a person can accomplish anything he sets his mind to.”

About the Author
Dennis Gravitt lives in Frankfort, Ill., with his wife, Lisa, his younger sons, Josh and Kyle, and the family dog, Ollie. Nearby live his son Chris, daughter-in-law Michelle, and grandson, Chris. He is a financial planner, and channels his running philosophy into empowering others to achieve their financial goals.

For more information, visit http://www.thereasonsirun.com.

Balboa Press, a division Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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