Tuesday, September 27, 2016

{Book Review} Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston Marathon by Elizabeth Clor


Boston Bound: A 7-Year Journey to Overcome Mental Barriers and Qualify for the Boston Marathon
by Elizabeth Clor
Publisher: ?
Released: May 12th 2016
Genre: Adult/ Non-Fiction- Memoir, Running
How I got it: Bought it

Have you ever wanted something so badly that your own mind became your biggest obstacle?

Elizabeth Clor wanted nothing more than to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon. Dead set on achieving this goal, she found herself bound up in a vicious cycle of perfectionism and anxiety that thwarted her at every turn, despite making significant gains in her physical abilities over seven years. Boston Bound is the story of how Elizabeth discovered that her own brain was the culprit, and explains the steps she took to completely overhaul her mindset about her running and her life.

For anyone seeking to realize their full potential, physically or otherwise, this story provides specific tools and a useful framework to identify and remove mental roadblocks.

Review:
I was disappointed by this book. I wanted to like it and be inspired by Ms Clor's trials, but it was hard to do so. I found the book to be a lot of poor me, and the same thing happening over and over. I wanted to yell deal with it already, stop dragging us along on this endless loop of defeat. A good portion of this book is reprints from Ms Clor's blog, which like most of us is a place where she pours out her heart and vent. We get a good look inside Ms Clor's head and what she has to do to overcome her own mental obstacles. And yes this is encouraging, in a way. I think for me it's not so much Ms Clor's story but the way the book is written, with the repetitiveness of her downfalls that makes this book so hard to swallow.



1 comment:

  1. I think part of the success of the story for me was that she didn't give up! I don't know that many of us have that kind of perseverance!

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