Second Wind by Cami Ostman
One Woman's Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents

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Second Wind is the story of an unlikely athlete and an unlikely heroine: Cami Ostman, a woman edging toward midlife who decides to take on a challenge that stretches her way outside of her comfort zone. That challenge presents itself when an old friend suggests she go for a run to distract her from the grief of her recent divorce. Excited by the clarity of mind and breathing space running offers her, she keeps it up — albeit slowly — and she decides to run seven marathons on seven continents; this becomes Ostman’s vision quest, the thing she turns to during the ups and downs of a new romance and during the hard months and years of redefining herself in the aftermath of the very restrictive, religious-based marriage and life she led up until her divorce. Insightful and uplifting, Second Wind carries the reader along for the ride as Ostman runs her way out of compliance with the patriarchal rules about “being a woman” that long held her captive and into authenticity and self-love. Her adventures — and the personal revelations that accompany them — inspire readers to take chances, find truth in their lives, and learn to listen to the voice inside them that’s been there all along.

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Cami Ostman's first book, Second Wind: One Woman's Midlife Quest to Run Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, was published by Seal Press. She is a weekly contributor to The Spirited Woman and has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine; Adventures Northwest; and Fitness magazine. As a writer, editor, and researcher for more than 14 years, Susan Tive has worked on on several nonfiction titles, including Faith and Feminism and Rachel's Bag, and on a variety of academic articles exploring psychology, feminism, and religion. They both live in Bellingham, WA.
Published October 19, 2010 by Seal Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Sports & Outdoors, Travel. Non-fiction

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A casual runner finds encouragement from a new romantic partner and makes a pact to run a marathon with him on each continent.

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