Book Review, A Turbulent Mind: My Journey to Ironman by Swetha AmitJuly 14, 2021
Sometimes in life, you are hit by an unexpected wave of change. A change that will forcibly stir you out of your cocooned comfort zone. You may face despair, loneliness, and depression. This is not a dead-end but just a test to rediscover yourself and unleash your inner potential.
I wasn’t ready to put myself through a gruelling training regime. At the same time, I had to conquer my fear of swimming in open water and lay those inner demons to rest. When I completed my first Sprint distance Triathlon, I was elated. It motivated me to pursue this sport called Triathlon for which I developed a passion over time. Ultimately, I followed my dream of crossing the finish line of Ironman 70.3, to consider myself worthy of something.
For those of you who are thinking about getting into this sport, this book
will motivate you to take that plunge. And for the rest of us triathletes, you will find a part of yourself in the chapters of this book.
About the Author: Swetha Amit has a double master’s degree in Psychology and is pursuing an MFA in Fiction Writing at the University of San Francisco. She also has a certificate in non-fiction creative writing from Stanford University. As a writer, she has multiple published works, which include her memoir title ‘A Turbulent Mind’ and several anthologies. Her book has received international recognition that included being the ‘2021 Finalist of Sharing Stories’, the ‘2021 Sahitya Kosh Sanman award’, the ‘Readers’ Choice Awards 2021’ and shortlisted for the ‘International Book Awards 2021’.
As an avid reader and specializing in journalism in the area of books, she has interviewed several best-selling authors around the world across varied genres. As a Journalist specializing in literary fiction and business, she has covered a wide range of books right from fiction, autobiographies, non-fiction, and business best sellers.
Swetha is also a runner and a triathlete. She has participated in numerous running and triathlon events both in India and United States. She has completed 2 Ironman 70.3 races and several Olympic distance triathlons in the United States. She has also been an event ambassador for a running event in India and for the Oakland triathlon in 2019. She also enjoys penning down her experiences and musings on her blog.