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The Pursuit Of Endurance

Author : Jennifer Pharr Davis
ISBN : 9780735221918
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trail Jennifer Pharr Davis, a record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles her incredible accomplishments in the world of endurance hiking, backpacking, and trail running. With a storyteller's ear for fascinating detail and description, Davis takes readers along as she trains and sets her record, analyzing and trail-testing the theories and methodologies espoused by her star-studded roster of mentors. She distills complex rituals and histories into easy-to-understand tips and action items that will help you take perseverance to the next level. The Pursuit of Endurance empowers readers to unlock phenomenal endurance and leverage newfound grit to achieve personal bests in everything from sports and family to the boardroom.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Life Leadership And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author : William F. Hart
ISBN : 9781426907302
Genre : Self-Help
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Want to live a life of significance versus just living day to day? Receiving instruction and encouragement on how to live a purposeful and meaningful life through personal leadership founded on eternal truths. Pursuing happiness requires leadership. Bill Hart gives very encouraging and practical ways to move your life toward your goals, building and restoring relationships, marriage, parenting, being a better employee or boss, and making a difference in yours and others' lives. He gives examples showing that faith and Biblical truths lived out are the foundations to true happiness and significance
Category: Self-Help

The Endurance Of Frankenstein

Author : George Lewis Levine
ISBN : 0520046404
Genre : Literary Criticism
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MARY SHELLEY's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus grew out of a parlor game and a nightmare vision. The story of the book's origin is a famous one, first told in the introduction Mary Shelley wrote for the 1831 edition of the novel. The two Shelleys, Byron, Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, and John William Polidori (Byron's physician) spent a "wet, ungenial summer in the Swiss Alps." Byron suggested that "each write a ghost story." If one is to trust Mary Shelley's account (and James Rieger has shown the untrustworthiness of its chronology and particulars), only she and "poor Polidori" took the contest seriously. The two "illustrious poets," according to her, "annoyed by the platitude of prose, speedily relinquished their uncongenial task." Polidori, too, is made to seem careless, unable to handle his story of a "skull-headed lady." Though Mary Shelley is just as deprecating when she speaks of her own "tiresome unlucky ghost story," she also suggests that its sources went deeper. Her truant muse became active as soon as she fastened on the "idea" of "making only a transcript of the grim terrors of my waking dream": "'I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others."' The twelve essays in this collection attest to the endurance of Mary Shelley's "waking dream." Appropriately, though less romantically, this book also grew out of a playful conversation at a party. When several of the contributors to this book discovered that they were all closet aficionados of Mary Shelley's novel, they decided that a book might be written in which each contributor-contestant might try to account for the persistent hold that Frankenstein continues to exercise on the popular imagination. Within a few months, two films--Warhol's Frankenstein and Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein--and the Hall-Landau and Isherwood-Bachardy television versions of the novel appeared to remind us of our blunted purpose. These manifestations were an auspicious sign and resulted in the book Endurance of Frankenstein.
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The Big Book Of Endurance Training And Racing

Author : Philip Maffetone
ISBN : 9781616080655
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“Welcome to what will undoubtedly be a whole new level of athleticperformance.”—Mark Allen, six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman.
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Endurance Performance In Sport

Author : Carla Meijen
ISBN : 9781351682619
Genre : Psychology
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Athletes participating at all levels of endurance performance can relate to the impact of psychological factors. Whether it is motivation, self-belief, feeling nervous before a race, exercise-induced pain, sticking to a pacing strategy, or thoughts around what to focus on, there are a vast number of psychological factors which can affect endurance performance. Bringing together experts in the field from around the world, this is the first text to provide a detailed overview of the psychology of endurance performance where there is a research and an applied focus looking at both main theoretical models as well as how interventions can support an athlete’s efficacy and well-being. The authors look at regulatory processes around pain, decision-making, self-belief, emotions, and meta-cognition, before examining a range of cognitive strategies, including the use of imagery, goals, self-talk, and mindfulness techniques. With a final section of the book outlining issues related to mental health that are relevant to endurance performance, the book shows that the future of research and application of psychological theory in endurance performance in sport is bright and thriving. Aimed at researchers, students, coaches, and athletes themselves, this is essential reading for anyone wishing to better understand how our minds experience endurance in performance arenas, and what psychological techniques can be used to make us more efficient.
Category: Psychology

One Incredible Endurance

Author : Beatrice Quainooh
ISBN : 1462006019
Genre : Fiction
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A unique story of survival through unimaginable proportions. The novel focus on dominance and control as well as greed and deception. It revealed a major concern about self-centeredness and how inaction and devotion could be mistaken for stupidity. The young couple's (main characters) diverging perspectives on life, stemming from their di?erent childhood experiences makes it a compelling read and thought provoking. A journey of courage , self-discovery and freedom. Through the novel, the author found ways to reach out to the young and inspire those who seek to break free and focus on a new dawn. What others are saying about the book! The crazy spiral spun by Bea Quainooh is almost more than one can bear. The truth is indeed stranger than ?ction but Quainoohs generously and courageously steps forward to testify to one of the truths of womens experiences in the goings and comings of marriage, livelihood and solidarity in migration. Reading this book sucks you into an emotional roller coaster. Esi Sutherland-Addy, Professor of African Studies and Gender Activist. "Incredible Indeed" ___Mary Carr of Pearl Mississippi
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The Pursuit Acquisition Of Health Wealth

Author : Gerard Jacobs
ISBN : 9781449743352
Genre : Religion
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The pursuit and acquisition of health and wealth are part of the worldview that drives Singaporean society. It encompasses a strong work ethic in the pursuit to modernise and be a key player in the global economy. Health and wealth are defined in terms of an individual’s well-being in the sense of good health and a continued assurance of material provision and security. This worldview stems from a syncretism with non-Christian religions that have reconceptualised themselves with the socioeconomic and political goals of Singaporean society. Subsequently they continue to be the authentic expression of the noblest longings of people that have become symbiotic with their daily expressions shaping their history and culture. The book attempts to show that while Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity have played a significant role in the growth of contemporary Singaporean churches, it has inadvertently presented a gospel that appeals to the deeply embedded dominant religious secular worldview of its society in the context of health and wealth.
Category: Religion

Journey Of Endurance

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 0971153671
Genre : Religion
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Through the tears of a traumatic stock market loss to an automobile accident that nearly took his life... embrace the passion of one man's heart as he travels the journey. Journey of Endurance - The Pursuit of God
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A Measure Of Endurance

Author : Mishler
ISBN : 9781584204640
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 57.41 MB
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Life Is A Marathon

Author : Matt Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780738284781
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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An endurance athlete and coach reveals how the marathon transforms the lives of everyone who attempts it--and how it has helped his own family cope with serious adversity Step after step for 26.2 miles, hundreds of thousands of people run marathons. But why--what compels people past pain, lost toenails, 5.30 am start times, The Wall? Sports writer Matt Fitzgerald set out to run eight marathons in eight weeks across the country to answer that question. At each race, he meets an array of runners, from first timers, to dad-daughter teams and spouses, to people who'd been running for decades, and asks them what keeps them running. But there is another deeply personal part to Matt's journey: his own relationship to the sport--and how it helped him overcome his own struggles and cope with his wife Nataki's severe bipolar disorder. A combination of Matt's own How Bad Do You Want It? and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Life Is a Marathon captures the magic of those 26.2 miles. At the end of the day--and at the end of the race--the pursuit of a marathon finish line is not unlike the pursuit of happiness. You will pick up the book for a powerful personal story about what running does for the people for whom it does the most. You will put it down with a greater understanding of what it means to be alive in this world.
Category: Sports & Recreation