Nowhere Near First

Long before Cory Reese strapped on his first pair of running shoes, he learned the key to being a successful ultrarunner: he knew how to suffer.

In Nowhere Near First, Cory shares his deeply personal story about experiencing his father’s suicide at a young age, and how this experience led to a career in endurance running and a desire to live life to the fullest.

Nowhere Near First is a humorous, captivating, and uplifting account of Cory’s memorable ultramarathon experiences. Not only does Cory’s entertaining and powerful writing allow readers a unique perspective into the challenges and rewards of running, but it also inspires each of us to turn tragedy into triumph. 

"Cory Reese writes with humor, humbleness and honesty. His story is both uplifting and real, and his tales of persistence and perseverance are sure to inspire, whether you’re at the front of the pack or nowhere near first. Regardless of the title, this book’s a winner!"

Dean Karnazes, author of Ultramarathon Man

Yesterday we had truly unforgettable experience touring NASA and Cape Canaveral. The flag on the building is 21 stories tall, each star is 6 feet wide! We had seats to watch a rocket launch last night but it got scrubbed at the very last second. We managed to get tickets for the rescheduled launch tonight. Hopefully it launches!Just after sunrise on Red Mountain.On Thursday I experienced this incredible view from above Snow Canyon. It felt like standing on top of the world.33 miles through Red Mountain and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve yesterday with the amazing @derricklytle and @mandersao. Absolutely, positively, indescribably beautiful!!!The only things I needed for Saturday's treadmill marathon - Altra shoes, Tailwind Nutrition, and Injinji socks. (Well, and a pair of shorts and some reruns of The Office.)I always struggle coaxing my body out of bed for early morning runs. But I never regret it when I do.I have been using @tailwindnutrition to fuel my running for many years and LOVE it! Right now you can apply to become a Tailwind Trailblazer ambassador. (To get more info and the link to apply, check out the Tailwind Facebook page.)

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