Interview with Stephen Gitonga, Author of Run for Life

18 Oct 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Run for Life?

In a world where sedentary office routines have become the norm, and personal growth often takes a backseat to hectic schedules, there lies a transformative journey waiting to be discovered. “Run for Life: Unleashing Personal Growth and Transformation Through the Power of Running” invites you to embark on an extraordinary adventure that transcends the boundaries of the mundane and propels you towards a life of purpose and self-discovery.

This captivating memoir chronicles the author’s profound transformation from a sedentary office dweller to a vibrant individual brimming with vitality, all thanks to the simple act of running. Through heartfelt storytelling and candid reflections, the author reveals how running became the catalyst for personal growth, unveiling a world of endless possibilities that had long been obscured by the shackles of routine. As you delve into the pages of this empowering memoir, you will accompany the author on a journey of self-discovery, witnessing the incredible physical and mental changes that unfold with every stride. Discover the unparalleled joy of pushing your limits, the awe-inspiring connection between mind and body, and the resilience that blossoms within as you conquer mile after mile.

Through the author’s personal anecdotes and insightful musings, you will gain a deeper understanding of the transformative power of running and how it can infuse every aspect of your life with purpose and meaning. “Run for Life” is not just a memoir about running; it is a testament to the indomitable human spirit, reminding us that within each of us lies the potential for remarkable growth and transformation. Whether you are a seasoned runner seeking renewed inspiration or someone yearning to break free from the chains of a sedentary lifestyle, this book serves as your compass, guiding you towards a more fulfilling and vibrant existence. Within the pages of “Run for Life,” a breathtaking adventure awaits—one that will ignite your spirit, nurture your soul, and inspire you to embark on a personal journey of growth and transformation that will ripple through every aspect of your life.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Run for Life, what would they be?

Cardio sports music.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Memoir & yes!

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Books about life and work.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

About my first run in Wadi Rum desert in Jordan.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

Pillows on laps.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Never get bothered by background noise.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Adapting a routine in a day, in life and work.


Stephen Gitonga is the author of the new book Run for Life: Unleashing Personal Growth and Transformation Through the Power of Running

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