Both Feet on the Ground: Reflections from the Outside With everyone dealing with "the virus," this is a great time to read Both Feet on the Ground. In addition to reading about some of Marshall's exciting adventures in the mountains, deserts, and beyond, Both Feet encourages you to get outside, know where your food comes from, disconnect from gadgets, face fears, value what’s important, tame the mind, and dream of your next adventure; all things that are especially vital today.
Marshall’s amazing adventures are distilled in a beautiful set of meditation on the natural world that will inspire you to renew both body and soul by following his example.” --STEPHEN HANSELMAN, co-author of the international bestseller The Daily Stoic
Gear up for risk-embracing adventures that will reconnect you with nature and reignite your dreams! – ARON RALSTON, Author of Between a Rock and A Hard Place and subject of the film 127 Hours
Running on Empty: An Ultramarathoner's Story of Love, L$15.30oss, and a Record-Setting Run Across America Filled with mind-blowing stories from the road and Marshall Ulrich's sensational athletic career, this is an incredible read with a universal message for athletes and non-athletes alike: face the toughest challenges, overcome debilitating setbacks, and find deep fulfillment in something greater than achievement.
Riveting--the man has endured more, experienced more, accomplished more than you can imagine.” --AMBY BURFOOT, editor-at-large of Runner’s World “An athlete of astonishing grit ...” --MARK BURNETT, producer of Survivor, Eco-Challenge, The Apprentice, and others “Marshall is The Man. Definitively ... Nothing can stop him, and that gives us all hope, gives us resolve to keep trying.” --DEAN KARNAZES, ultra distance runner and author of Ultramarathon Man “Tempting as it might be to describe him as superhuman, Marshall has fallen and struggled ... His story ... is ours.” --ARON RALSTON, author of Between a Rock and a Hard Place and subject of 127 Hours
The Truth Zone by Adrian Crane and Deborah Steinberg
The Truth Zone: Stories of Adventure and Misadventure Climbing California’s Highest Peaks Available on Kindle
Four Guys, One Girl, all crammed into one four-person tent… Imagine being the first of your team to rappel off a cliff, not knowing with certainty there will be enough rope before reaching that little ledge below. Or imagine climbing Mt. Shasta in winter only 1,500 feet from the summit when your crampon breaks. There are 15 Peaks in California above 14,000 feet elevation, known as "The California 14ers," some of them more technical than others, but they all offer up challenges. This book offers a glimpse of what it is like to climb these majestic mountains.
It is not surprising to anyone that has seen the awe-inspiring view from a mountain summit that the wonder of nature is experienced as a primal, spiritual feeling. Knife-like ridges, and peaks with naked summits while their bases are blanketed in ice and glaciers, instill a sense of wonderment. Sometimes the summit leaves you speechless as you soak it all in. Prayers of gratitude for this beautiful view and thanks for a successful climb are common.
Those moments before you reach the summit are another story. Slogging away at altitude, step by exhausting step, you move yourself forward by any means possible. Your brain gets a little foggy, and sometimes you blurt out whatever is on your mind. Fortunately anything you say above 13,000 feet doesn't count against you. We learned that in the winter of 2008, a thousand vertical feet from the summit of Mt. Shasta, when Deborah promised Adrian that he would never again have to take her up another mountain if she could just make it to the top. There is something about reaching that mark that tends to make mountaineers spill their guts. For the most part, it was pretty entertaining as people disclosed secret crushes, hopes, erotic dreams, and private disappointment. At this altitude and often on exposed, airy ledges, we discovered the real truth: that not only did we have to count on each other, but that we actually could count on each other. This is why we call it The Truth Zone.
Running The Himalayas by Richard and Adrian Crane
Running the Himalayas If you can't find it on Amazon, please contact Adrian Crane. The story of an unlikely 2000 mile journey by two brothers along the length of the Himalayas.
This fascinating book takes us through Richard and Adrian's ordeal, detailing not only its difficulties and the problems they encountered, but also its moments of elation. Their friend Marshall Lee, has distilled a lively narrative from the copious diaries kept by both brothers throughout their adventures and from their own personal stories. The excitement is underlined by the superb landscape and portrait photographs they took along the way.
"I read this book some ten years ago. I still remember the two British brothers who ran along the Himalaya from East to West in 100 days. One of the best adventure books that I have ever read." Amazon review.
Other Stories by Marshall Ulrich
A contributor to sports magazines, Marshall has written about his extreme adventures and accomplishments for Marathon and Beyond, Trail Runner, Adventure Sports, and others. He’s also written stories for other people’s books, and he posts regularly on his own Dreams in Action blog, offering training tips, advice for athletes, and insight into the world of extreme endurance sports.