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Sports & Outdoors

Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (3 votes)

Released: 2012-10-09

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Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner by Jennifer Graham


This snort-out-loud comedic memoir of lifestyles as an obese runner strikes along at a 5-minute-per-mile percent. Jennifer Graham doesn't run to drop some pounds – she runs for the enjoyment of endorphins. But life's not at all times straightforward when the blubber hits the highway. She must suffer now not handiest her self-made exhaustion and lactic acid, but the bemused stares of neighbors, deals of automobile rides from strangers, and the disdain of the dominant pressure of runner – those lengthy, lean “shirtless wonders.”

The challenges of being a fat runner, on the other hand, disappear quicker than a pint of whisky-pecan ice cream when Graham's marriage implodes and she finds herself a single mother with four youngsters, two donkeys, and a truly unhealthy attitude. To cope, she registers for a half of-marathon she ran 10 years ago, to see if she's made any progress, or if she's just been running in location. She is rejected via the large-title coaches she contacts, but finds grudging help within the spirit of the late Steve Prefontaine. “Yeah, I do know he's been dead 35 years; it's a minor metaphysical challenge.”

Graham's irreverent, hilarious and brutally trustworthy story will appeal to runners and non-runners alike, fat or thin. It's fast-twitch meets sluggish-witch, with an outcome that's out of this world.


Praise for Honey, Do You Want a Ride?”

“Jennifer writes like an outdated buddy speaks, in a voice you know and love. Her descriptions of working heavy, whether with delivered weight or brought burdens, make her expertise universal to runners and non-runners alike. Her overcoming spirit makes you want to cheer for her, run along with her, or consume a pint of ice cream together with her! Not directly, it's no longer the scale of the body however the dimension of the center that counts. And this runner's coronary heart is large.”
-Kristin Armstrong, mom of three, Contributing Editor for Runner's World,</i? and author of Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Necessary Reasons Why Girls Run

“Here's to the mid-p.c. runners, the again-of-the-% shufflers, the start-slowly-and-taper-off champions. Simply remember that: there's a lot more of us than there are of them (these tall skinny Shirtless Wonders). And Jennifer Graham tells our story beautifully, with unflinching honesty and laugh-out-loud humor.” -John “the Penguin” Bingham, writer of The Courage to Begin, No Need for Pace, and An Accidental Athlete

“Jennifer Graham may well be stunned when the sinewy running tribe she longs to adapt to becomes readers of her e book, because you don't have to be a 'fat runner' to revel in this shifting memoir. If you happen to've ever fallen in love with operating; if running is a constant accomplice; if running has been a lifeline through unhealthy instances, you then'll identify with Graham's story. oK, possibly now not the donkeys or the paranormal coaching, however whilst you're done studying you'll wish it’s essential to sign up for Graham on a run, in order that that you can hear extra.”
-Kara Douglass Thom, author of Changing into an Ironman and Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets and techniques to Lifestyles as a Match Mom

“Jennifer Graham is the hilarious, pee-your-pants running associate you would like you had. She'll make you want to maneuver to Boston just to pound out a few miles alongside her and slam down a ginormous scorching-fudge sundae with her post-run. For those who love operating, laughing, eating, and studying in equal measure, you'll love this e-book.” -Eileen Button, author of The Ready Situation: Finding out to Have fun with Lifestyles's Little Delays

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e-Book Details

Creator: Jennifer Graham Writer: Breakaway Books Binding: Paperback Language: English Pages: 272


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