My life has been non-stop busy, what with coaching cross country (finishing off a good season with our ladies!), adapting to a new work routine at the YMCA (it’s great to work for a place that not only focuses on fitness of the body but also the mind and spirit–the epitome of how I strive to live now), while also getting the marketing and promotion of this book going, has made life a whirlwind. I can easily say that sleeping in until 1 p.m. this morning (whoops, afternoon!?) marked a new personal record for me, and is just one example that demonstrates the exhaustion I’ve felt in keeping up with everything at the moment.
I recently ordered my first round of books for my upcoming Book Release Party event on November 15, as well as for a book reading at Aquinas College the next day. The only problem was figuring out exactly how many books to order–fear of ordering too many or too little was tough, but at this point I made the best decision I could at the time. Only as sales begin will I have a better idea of how popular these may be.
Many people have asked how excited I am for this book release–at this point, I’m excited to have a book that I’ve written (I’ve always wanted to be an author!) out into the world, but I’m more excited to have something to offer to others besides just speaking at presentations/events or on the web. At this point its the networking and travel that I want–to speak out on this subject and reach coaches, teams, and individuals who are struggling, because I remember how scary, frustrating, and confusing it felt when I was the midst of the eating disorder.
I have also continued updating my runningNsilence account for Snapchat, as well as trying my best to keep up with the weekly YouTube videos as yet another method of sharing my voice. I’ve included my most recent video below.
After receiving some wonderful endorsement quotes from the few people who have had the chance to read the book before the release, I’m so thankful for their support and taking the time to read it. I’ve included some of the quotes below, a few of which will also be in the text.
Ready or not, it’s about time I have this book out into the world.