By Jen A. Miller
In Running: A Love Story, Jen tells the tale of her lifelong dating with operating with wit, thoughtfulness, and brutal honesty. Jen first laces up her footwear in highschool, whilst, like many folks, she sees operating as a painful a part of conditioning for different activities. but if she discovers early in her profession as a journalist that it is helping her transparent her brain, concentration her efforts, and accomplish new ambitions, she turns into hooked for good.
Jen, a middle-of-the-pack yet tenacious runner, hones her ability whereas navigating relationships with males that, like a difficult marathon path, have their ups and downs, counting on working to maintain her regular within the challenging instances. As Jen pushes herself towards ever-greater demanding situations, she reveals that working is helping her stroll clear of the incorrect males and discover ways to love herself whereas revealing concentration, self-discipline, and self belief she didn’t discover she had.
Relatable, inspiring, and brutally sincere, Running: A Love Story, explores the various ways in which distance operating carves a route to internal peace and empowerment through charting one woman’s evolution within the sport.
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Anguish. A vise squeezed onto my legs, lungs, hips, and everything else in between. The always-hovering threat that I’d poop my pants. And the finish line, where I’d either revel in the glory of crushing my goal time or not. And after eighteen weeks of beating my body into shape for this moment on this day, what if I failed? What if, with all the bad decisions I’d made and how terribly my life had gone in the last seven months, I still couldn’t get this one thing right? ” an announcer called. We shuffled forward, a swaying mass of nerves and energy with a slight sheen of terror.
I was still out of shape, and my black-coffee-no-food diet didn’t work so well when I was living with a mother who expected me to eat breakfast with her. While going to school at night, I worked part-time again for my dad’s company, writing press releases and newsletters for the marketing department, and I could not resist complimentary soft pretzel Fridays. I tried some of those ridiculous magazine workouts that promised a beach! ready! body! In six! easy! moves! One featured exercises done in bed.
Except for one thing: Doubt. Would this marathon end like the Philadelphia and Chicago marathons? Maybe I hadn’t rested enough in the taper, or the ankle that was sore last week would give out, or the training method I used really was snake oil, and I’d end up a carcass being picked over by seagulls on the streets of Long Branch. No, I told myself. No. Stop. That wasn’t going to happen. That could not happen. I had no excuses. That day was do or be humiliated. I had the training. All I had to do was push my mind out of the way, get the hell out there, and run.