Run For the Love of Life is a must-read for anyone who desires to escape the day-to-day sameness of our new pandemic informed lives, or who seeks to feel alive, inspired, and filled with a renewed enthusiasm for the year ahead.
Run recounts the extraordinary journey of South African Erica Terblanche, an ordinary woman who manages to not only achieve – but excel – on the world stage of extreme distance-running in some of the most inhospitable and majestic landscapes across the planet.
Raw and honest and infinitely human, this part memoir, part travel novel thunders through one exotic race location after the other, as the runners battle the elements and each other across the vastness of the Sahara, Atacama and Namib Deserts, the great Grand Canyon, Turkish Cappadocia and the Kalahari Desert, to name only a few.
But more than just a book on racing, what makes this novel infinitely compelling and rewarding is that in the echoes of Erica’s story, one begins to sense the pulse of one’s own potential and long-forgotten dreams. While you may laugh, cry, and forget to take a breath at times, it is inevitable that Run will spur you on to find your own bliss, that which is buried deep within your soul and body.
At its heart, Run For the Love of Life, is a story about love, forgiveness, perseverance and growth, and about the important things in life that ultimately make us happy. Told with wit, humor, and vulnerability, it is a book that will stay with the reader long after the final page is turned.
“After reading Run For the Love of Life, I feel compelled to take the first few steps. Even if it means learning to walk before I can run, Erica’s passion is infectious. This book will get you moving, if nothing else will.” ~ Michelle Bristow-Bovey, Journalist.
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Book and Media Reviews
Listen to this 35-minute podcast of an interview with Erica – Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon – KAEM.
Erica Terblanche, author of “RUN For the Love of Life” chats with Pippa Hudson on CapeTalk radio.
SABC News – Morning Live Weekend. Book Review.
Join Erica’s Thrive Run Club