Mirna Valerio's A Beautiful Work in Progress is indeed beautiful. Valerio writes in a way that brings her surroundings to life. You can feel the cold, dry air of the desert at night. You can feel the puddles squishing between your toes when she's caught out in a thunderstorm with her students. Most of all, you feel her enthusiasm and love for running.
This book speaks to the reader as a friend, a running buddy, someone who knows how tough it can be and also why it has to be done. I found this book at a time when I was beginning my running journey for the second time and looking for a more loving approach. Mirna is around my age and size, and this book felt like it was written just for me. It was the right place at the right time when I found this book, and I am grateful I did. If you love running or want to love it, this book is for you.
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