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The Must-Read “A Heart in a Body in the World”

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In A Heart in a Body in the World (Simon Pulse), Deb Caletti has written a gripping story for the young adult market, but it’s a novel everyone should take the time to read. The extremely timely novel, which was just released this month, follows Annabelle, a troubled teenager, who struggles with the notion that women are responsible for every bad thing that happens to them. Caletti does an excellent job getting inside the head of the protagonist who believes she is responsible for a boy’s actions, even though she did nothing wrong. The reader is first introduced to Annabelle as she sits in a parking lot of a local fast-food joint called Dick’s. After a stranger inappropriately touches her in the restaurant, memories…

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Spartan Up! Ultra Runner Dean Karnazes is a True Spartan

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Dean Karnazes is an ultra-marathon runner who pushes his body to the brink every day. From running 350 consecutive miles to running in 120 degree weather, Karnazes lives life as a Spartan. He also knows what it’s like to push yourself and fail. He tells Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, why failing is one of life’s most important lessons and why exploration will most certainly lead you to your passion. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to get off the couch and take on any obstacle, on…

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Spartan Up! Dan Edwardes Spreads the Word About Parkour

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Parkour, often featured in movies, is a training discipline that developed from military obstacle course training using different methods of exercise, including running, climbing, vaulting and more. Dan Edwardes is the founder of Parkour Generations, which is the world’s leading Parkour organization. Edwardes, who is also the author of The Parkour and Freerunning Handbook, spoke with Spartan Up’s Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race, to discuss how Parkour relates to life in general and how he has had a hand in spreading the word about the discipline. For more, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over…

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Spartan Up! Mimi Anderson’s road to self-discovery

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No one is more surprised by Mimi Anderson’s accomplishments, than Mimi herself. An ultra runner and holder of three world records, Mimi started running as a way to sculpt her legs. It wasn’t until a suggestion from a friend, that she found her calling running Ultra distances, or 100+ mile marathons.The co-founder of Freedom Runners, Mimi sat down with Spartan Up! to chat about discovering a new life path, breaking world records and the constant need to push her endurance. For more on Mimi’s inspiring story, watch the Podcast above. ABOUT SPARTAN UP! THE PODCAST: Every day, Joe De Sena, founder and CEO of Spartan Race and a New York Times bestselling author, inspires millions of people all over the world to…

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