Now, before I start this post at all, I really want it to be more 'telling about', rather than 'advertising' - I hope that it ends up coming across as such. On the one hand, I hate (in other forums and sites, thankfully) spammy, adverty posts... on the other hand, a lot of you guys here have asked me about the progress on my book, about my journey from non-runner to fledgling ultra-runner.
I'm hoping that this will be interesting to at least the guys who've asked before and that if you're not that bothered, I hope you'll bear with me :)
After spending twelve months going from writing on here about how I was struggling to run 10km home from work, I made it to running ultra distances and setting out to run 130 miles across the South-west... I wrote a book about what I learned along the way and it's going to be released at the start of September. There are still a few bits and pieces to add in and tweak before the ever-looming final-draft deadline of 22nd August, but it's pretty much there - and if you're here reading this, I'm guessing there's the chance you might be interested in reading the book :)
I've set up a Kickstarter page as a kind of pre-order hub, so that I can offer a bit more back to anyone who would like to pick up a copy (there are things like signed copies, your name in the book itself, limited-edition covers etc).
If anyone's interested in having a look, the link is http://kck.st/1An9Uhg.
Although I've said this before, I'm indebted to everyone here who's shown me even the tiniest bit of support on my running journey - I wouldn't be the capital-R Runner that I am today (and certainly wouldn't be posting now about having written a book about it) if it weren't for all of your kind words and encouragement along the way.
Also, the nice thing is that once the book's released, I can clear my head of it and go back to writing blogs about actual running ;)
Thanks again everyone, speak to you all soon, I hope you take a minute to check out the book.