THIRST 2600 Miles to Home by Heather Anderson - a book review

A Personal Review
(originally published on my facebook page)

When you read a story like Thirst, about the setting of the current FKT (fastest known time) on the PCT, you think and expect to read a story about an athlete so rarified they will have thoughts and abilities that you never dreamed about. You hope they might offer you some insight into trying to emulate them or using their strategies just to improving your own performance in ways you never imagined. When you read Thirst you first understand Heather Anderson (Anish) is an extraordinary athlete, there is no doubt, to be able to walk 45 miles per day every day for 60 days is physically and mentally amazing, but what you learn is she is just like me and you! She thinks the same things, she is afraid of the same things, has the same fears What she has that we don't is a NEED to succeed. A need so deep and demanding that most people can never understand. It is a hole that can't be filled, a hunger that can't be satisfied and a monster that can't be defeated. This need can't be understood by us, because we don't need anything that badly. If the pain, the dehydration the deprivation is to severe we would simply give up because we have other things in our lives that give us satisfaction and fulfillment. Anish doesn't, so this desire needs to be feed, the hole needs to be filled and nothing will stand in her way. If you want to get a glimpse of real endurance, fortitude, commitment, and even obsession. read Thirst ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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