Looking for a new and inspiring book to read this summer? We love these warmer weekends for working out in the sun, doing yoga in the park, and hiking our favorite trails. We also enjoy the summer for rest days in the grass with our journal and favorite books. After you get your workouts in and spend some time with your loved ones this weekend, take a few hours for you. Grab your favorite healthy snack, some water, and a blanket, and then head to your favorite park to rest and read one of these exceptional fitness memoirs:
Godspeed: A Memoir
By Casey Legler
A former Olympic swimmer who broke records at the age of 19, Casey Legler has a fascinating story of what it’s like to come of age as an athlete and the toll it can take on one’s mental and emotional health. An honest, inspiring, and beautifully written book that is already receiving rave reviews, Godspeed was released this July and belongs on every summer reading list.
A Life Without Limits
By Chrissie Wellington
Winner of the 2007 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Chrissy Wellington’s memoir recalls her rise to fame and the road she traveled to get there. Whether you’re a triathlete or not, this exceptional story promises to entertain and inspire everyone. Pick up a copy from Amazon or your local library.
By Paul O’Connell
From Irish rugby legend, Paul O’Connell comes an epic and legendary autobiography about O’Connell’s life and emergence as a renowned athlete. Even if you aren’t familiar with rugby, you’re bound to love this book.
By Rafael Nadal and John Carlin
A New York Times bestseller about one of the world’s greatest and most loved tennis players, Rafacaptures the life and legacy of Spanish athlete and world champion, Rafael Nadal. A fitting book as Nadal just won his 11th French Open this past June.