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Running with a police escort : tales from the back of the pack

Author: Jill A Grunenwald
Publisher: New York, New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Nonfiction
Biography
Named Person: Jill A Grunenwald; Jill A Grunenwald
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jill A Grunenwald
ISBN: 9781510712799 1510712798
OCLC Number: 966410427
Description: xvi, 227 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Running from the past --
One foot in front of the other --
Hills like white elephants --
Homecoming --
Twenty seconds of insane courage --
Everything's bigger in Texas --
Eat, sleep, run, repeat --
Lucky number thirteen (point one) --
It's a major award --
The longest four miles of my life --
Will run for bling --
Forward is a pace --
Walk the talk --
Trust the process --
The hero's journey --
Three times a charm? --
Rita Hayworth, the Shawshank Redemption, and me --
The tortoise and the hares --
Finding my voice --
How I learned to stop worrying and love the dreadmill --
Forward is still a pace.
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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"--

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"Every new runner worries that she will finish last in her first race. Jill Grunenwald has actually done it and is here to report that last place isn't nearly as bad as it seems (unless they've Read more...

 
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