The Cool Impossible Review & Giveaway

Catching up from the weekend?

The Cool Impossible

If you loved Born to Run – you will love The Cool Impossible.

I enjoyed every minute I spent reading The Cool Impossible: a goal pursued by dreaming beyond fear and living beyond limits. I was hooked when the book stated that Athleticism is Awareness. Everything comes back to athleticism as an awareness of form and technique, awareness of effort level and {most important} awareness of what we think and what we don’t think. From that awareness stems endless potential and improvement, progress and mastery. 

I love that mindset. I think most runners would agree. With running, you set a goal {or sign up for a race} – map out a training schedule and put in the work. You do speed work, you will get faster. You cross-train, you will get stronger. You log more miles, you can go farther.

With Eric Orton, training begins with a new idea of strength, which he believes is the ability to use stored up energy in our muscles to create power, to propel and stabilize movement as efficiently as possible – specifically foot and leg strength – followed by upper body and core strength. Makes sense being that we are talking about running, right? Within The Cool Impossible, Orton creates a True Strength Program to improve your athleticism, to train your body to help you become a better, more natural runner.

The program focuses on proper running form {with pictures!}, strength development and cardiovascular training – but more importantly Orton teachers runners to find the joy in running. The Cool Impossible is about getting back to daydreaming and creating the biggest, coolest fantasy we can think to achieve – it’s about embracing the fear, urging everyone to run and live like you mean it.

Want to win a signed copy of The Cool Impossible by Eric Orton?

Enter to win!

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 Cool Impossible

U.S. entries only – Giveaway ends Friday – Winner will be picked at random and receive an email notifying that he/she won!

I was given an advanced copy of The Cool Impossible for review, but not compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own & I hope my readers enjoy the giveaway!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Melissa May 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

    oooh! I’d love to win this book! I need some running mojo right now!

  • Reply Alex T. May 13, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I have been dying to read this book since I read about it in the paper!

  • Reply Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite May 13, 2013 at 11:56 am

    I loved “Born To Run,” so I’m eager to read another book of the same vein.

  • Reply fiona May 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I loved Born To Run and adore reading books about running, so this would make me super happy 🙂

  • Reply Melissa May 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I read and enjoyed Born To Run so I know I would love this book as well!

  • Reply Krista B May 13, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    I just completed my first half-marathon in DC on April 28, and now I’m in a running funk. This book sounds like it would be a great motivator!

  • Reply Patty O May 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I think what you said in your post makes perfect sense! We all need some inspiration and this book could be the answer. Hope I win!

  • Reply Alissa @ iAManRD May 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Sounds like a great inspirational book! Always looking for ways to improve my running!

  • Reply Crystal @ TriFoodieMD May 14, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I read Born to Run a few years ago and would love to read this one as well.

  • Reply Courtney May 14, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    This book sounds like one I would enjoy reading. I’m sure I could take away a ton of useful information from it. Thanks for holding this giveaway!

  • Reply Nina May 15, 2013 at 9:31 am

    This sounds like a great book to get me motivated to run more!

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