Running With A Police Escort

Running With A Police Escort

Tales From the Back of the Pack

eBook - 2017
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"In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill's weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting the scales at more than three hundred pounds. Right then, Jill looked in the mirror and decided that she needed to make a life-style change, pronto. She enrolled in Weight Watchers and did something else that she--the girl who avoided gym class like the plague in high school--never thought she'd do; Jill started running. And believe it or not, it wasn't that bad. Actually, it was kind of fun. Three months later, Jill did the previously unthinkable and ran her very first 5k at the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. Battling the infamous hills of the course, Jill conquered her fears and finished--but in dead last. Yep, the police were reopening the streets behind her. But Jill didn't let that get her down--because when you run for your health and happiness, your only real competition is yourself. Six years and more than one hundred pounds lost later, Jill is still running and racing regularly, and she is a proud member of the back of the pack in every race that she has entered. In Running with a Police Escort, Jill chronicles her racing adventures, proving that being a slow runner takes just as much guts and heart as being an Olympic champion. At turns heartbreaking and hilarious, Running with a Police Escort is for every runner who has never won a race but still loves the sport"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
ISBN: 9781510712805
1510712801
1510712798
9781510712799
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 227 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits

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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Apr 02, 2017

The races she describes really started to blur together towards the middle of the book. I would have liked more descriptions of how she felt emotionally and how her health improved. I wanted to know if she ever set a goal of completing races without walking at all or what surprised her about running. The book started to seem like a list of races, and nothing more. Jill seems like a very motivated, fun person, and that's really what saved the book. I also would have liked to know why she hates the word jogging so much!

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Nancymci13
Mar 02, 2017

Really funny and inspiring book!

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