Ian Aman decided to run a distance of one thousand miles to not only prove to himself that he could indeed accomplish such an arduous task but also for the goal of raising money to promote awareness for people who struggle with mental health issues. Running an average of twenty-two miles every day, Ian chronicled his journey every step of the way, even including the plague of self-doubt before he even started.
He pondered whether he good enough to attempt his course—not because he doubted his physical prowess but because he wondered whether he was worthy of trying something so big, so important. “What if I fail?” he thought.
Soul Runner is a day-by-day account of Ian’s journey on this trek. Tales of stress, fatigue, and injury are juxtaposed with the love of family and human connection. Intertwining the struggles of pushing himself physically and mentally with accounts of passersby as well as a variety of anecdotes from Ian’s own past, Soul Runner encapsulates both the man Ian Aman is and the virtuous ideals and objectives he represents and strives to achieve.