Nationally-Ranked Runner and Mother of Five Provides Strategies for Starting a Fitness Program and Overcoming Life’s Challenges in New Ironmom Book

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New book focuses on triathlon training for beginners and helps women set goals to build stronger family relationships.

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Ironmom by Mette Ivie Harrison

The best races aren’t about feeling fat or awkward or in the wrong shoes because I couldn’t afford better ones. They are about me doing what I want to do, making myself do something that would have seemed impossible if anyone else had asked me to do it.

In the new book Ironmom (Familius, June 2013) by Mette Ivie Harrison, aspiring athletes and mothers will discover a motivating memoir and practical how-to guide for using fitness goals to build stronger family relationships. Ironmom is a personal and moving chronicle of how one woman overcame the devastation of a stillbirth to create a solid foundation for herself and her family through running.

Part memoir, part manual, this incredible story of how one mom chose to revitalize her life and her family will inspire readers to achieve greater goals. Harrison shares her experience of training and racing while she explores how to manage a busy life, how to ignore the things that don't matter and how to focus on objectives that create a stronger you and more resilient family. She addresses common feelings runners experience like being uninformed, undertrained, ill-equipped, unmotivated and hopeless and shares her own pathway through this frustrating mindset.

In the book, Harrison reveals one of the most important lessons she has learned though running, “The best races aren’t about feeling fat or awkward or in the wrong shoes because I couldn’t afford better ones. They are about me doing what I want to do, making myself do something that would have seemed impossible if anyone else had asked me to do it. But since I am doing it for me, I can’t rebel and most importantly of all, I can’t fail. I can only find out who I am, and that is the person who always turns out to be surprised at what she can do.”

Delivering tried and true strategies for realizing personal and fitness goals, Ironmom is more than just an account of one woman’s incredible journey and achievements; Ironmom is also a road map for everyday people and seasoned runners to appreciate themselves, strive for continuous improvement, use every opportunity to enhance family relationships and cultivate their own “Ironmom” spirit.

About the Author:

Mette Ivie Harrison, stay-at-home mother of five, is a nationally published Young- Adult fiction author, whose previous works include Mira, Mirror and The Princess and the Hound. Harrison is an acclaimed triathlete who has completed 4 Ironman competitions, 6 ultramarathons, competed in the longest single day bike race in the United States, dozens of Olympic and sprint distance races and is currently nationally ranked by the USA Triathlon (USAT) for her age group. She trains many of her family members and friends and coaches them not only to high levels of running excellence, but also to overcoming life’s obstacles.

About the Publisher:

Familius is a transmedia publisher who publishes for marriage, parenting, family fun, education, health and wellness, and children. The Familius mission is to help families be happy. We connect families with the books, e-books, videos, articles, and apps they need to build successful marriages and families. Let's Talk Family.

Book Details:
Title: Ironmom
Author: Mette Ivie Harrison
Publisher: Familius
Publication: June 2013, $17.95
Internet Marketing, ISBN 978-1-938301-36-0
6 x 9 trade paperback, Kindle, Nook, IPad, ePub, 256 pages, index

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