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Holly Zimmermann - Author

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Books by Holly Zimmermann

Running Everest Adventures at the Top of the World

Running Everest Adventures at the Top of the World

Author: Holly Zimmermann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Running Everest tells the story of a group of adventurers from around the globe who embark on a remarkable journey through the Khumbu Valley of Nepal, battling high-altitude sickness, deplorable sanitary conditions, freezing temperatures...and enjoying every minute of it! When they reach their destination, Mount Everest Base Camp, they turn around and run a marathon, the highest marathon in the world, back to civilization. Are they extremists? Or the new generation of ordinary people? Written with humour and passion, Running Everest explores the culture, inhabitants, and the delicate balance of Hinduism and Buddhism in the breath-taking Himalayas, topped off by an exhilarating race over glacial moraines, high altitude plateaus, and steep rocky climbs, all in the shadow of the highest mountain on earth. Holly Zimmermann, the first international woman to reach the finish line of the 2018 Mount Everest Marathon, recalls her incredible Himalayan journey. Fans of her first book, Ultramarathon Mom, will be thrilled to be reunited with some familiar names in this next narrative, including her running accomplice, Beatrice, a Zurich-based fashion-blogger who is equally tough in running shoes as in high heels, and Kyaron, a young Nepalese environmentalist. This book is for everyone: runners, trekkers, mountain lovers, Everest fans, and anyone who adores a good story. But be warned, after reading Running Everest, a part of you may long for adventure.

Ultramarathon Mom

Ultramarathon Mom

Author: Holly Zimmermann Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2018

Holly Zimmermann, mother of four, has endeavored to take on some of the world's most diffi cult and dangerous foot races. A grueling 160-mile ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert is the core of her story. Tales of running under a scorching sun, living on granola bars and nuts, and sleeping on the ground of an open tent are balanced with heartwarming stories of friendship and camaraderie. Interspersed between her Sahara adventures, Holly recalls previous races and training runs full of mishaps, written in her own humorous style. After having conquered the Sahara Desert, she takes on the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland. There she experienced temperatures cold enough to cause frostbite within minutes. With chains on her running shoes and four layers of clothing, Holly describes how she ran in one of the most harsh but beautiful places on earth, another life-altering experience. Training and planning for ultramarathons as well as nutritional tips for fueling the body before and during the race are also described. Ultramarathon Mom: From the Sahara to the Arctic tells a unique story and delivers a meaningful message: Live your dreams.

Ultramarathon Mom

Ultramarathon Mom

Author: Holly Zimmermann Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2018

Holly Zimmermann, mother of four, has endeavored to take on some of the world's most diffi cult and dangerous foot races. A grueling 160-mile ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert is the core of her story. Tales of running under a scorching sun, living on granola bars and nuts, and sleeping on the ground of an open tent are balanced with heartwarming stories of friendship and camaraderie. Interspersed between her Sahara adventures, Holly recalls previous races and training runs full of mishaps, written in her own humorous style. After having conquered the Sahara Desert, she takes on the Polar Circle Marathon in Greenland. There she experienced temperatures cold enough to cause frostbite within minutes. With chains on her running shoes and four layers of clothing, Holly describes how she ran in one of the most harsh but beautiful places on earth, another life-altering experience. Training and planning for ultramarathons as well as nutritional tips for fueling the body before and during the race are also described. Ultramarathon Mom: From the Sahara to the Arctic tells a unique story and delivers a meaningful message: Live your dreams.

Ultramarathon Mom From the Sahara to the Arctic

Ultramarathon Mom From the Sahara to the Arctic

Author: Holly Zimmermann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

With condemning, yet humorous, comments, Holly Zimmermann, mother of four young children, endeavors to take on some of the world's most difficult and dangerous foot races. A grueling 257-kilometer ultramarathon through the Sahara Desert, written in a daily journal-style format, is the core of the story. Interspersed between the adventures in the Sahara, Holly recalls other races, including when two bombs went off before her eyes at the Boston Marathon. After the Sahara Desert, the setting for her next challenge shifted to the opposite extreme: Greenland, for the Polar Circle Marathon. What makes this book distinctive are the Forrest-Gump-like happenstances which occur throughout, brought in as flashbacks. A colorful cast of characters as training partners include the world champion of ultradistance cycling as well as the grandson of Italian fashion icon Salvatore Ferragamo. Training, planning, and gear for ultramarathons as well as nutritional tips for fueling the body are also described, always with a touch of sarcastic humor. Ultramarathon Mom: From the Sahara to the Arctic tells a unique story and delivers an impactful message: Live your dreams.