Read Excerpts From & Praise for My Book Come What May, I Want to Run & Listen to Interviews

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Gain Inspiration
Published in
7 min readJun 5, 2023

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Are you an athlete, an ultrarunner, a caregiver, or a cancer patient? Have you endured a medical and surgical nightmare? Are you a doctor, a nurse, a healthcare professional, an academic, a teacher? Have you experienced workplace mistreatment? These are some of the themes I write about and share in my debut memoir Come What May, I Want to Run: A Memoir of the Saving Grace of Ultrarunning in Overwhelming Times.

Excerpts From My Memoir

“I had completed thirty-three miles. I was feeling good and was right on pace to complete the fifty miles before the twelve-hour time limit. By mile thirty-five I started to slow down. I had a fleeting thought that I might not make it. When I made it to mile forty, the doubt dissipated. I had a little talk with myself — If I can run forty miles, I can definitely run ten more and complete the run by six o’clock. Ten miles is nothing. But sometimes our positive attitude is met by unforeseen obstacles we never imagine or anticipate.”

“I felt bullied. I felt intimidated. I was demeaned. I was demoralized. I wanted him to stop. I tried to speak to him in his office because I wanted to know what I was doing wrong. Had I offended him? He simply rocked back and forth in his chair with his left leg

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Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Gain Inspiration

My debut memoir Come What May, I Want to Run: A Memoir of the Saving Grace of Ultrarunning in Overwhelming Times is published. Website: miriamdiazgilbert.com