Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners 101 Inspirational Stories of Energy, Endurance, and Endorphins

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  • Copyright: 2010-07-13
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
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When runners aren't running, they are talking about running, planning their next run, shopping for running... This book contains 101 stories from runners... telling their stories to other runners... about how running has improved their lives, recovering from injuries, challenging themselves, and includes amazing stories of marathons, camaraderie, and the natural high that comes from this popular sport. Plenty of stories for triathletes too, covering swimming and cycling.

Author Biography

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Dean Karnazes is an internationally-known endurance athlete, speaker, and author.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Starting Out
The Circle Is the Only Geometryp. 1
How I Found My Running Partnerp. 5
Real Runnersp. 9
The Side Effect of Fearp. 11
Tale of a Former Slowpokep. 13
To Kingdom Comep. 17
Dark Morning Runningp. 20
Taking a Leap of Faithp. 23
The Jogging Mommyp. 25
Who Knew?p. 28
Running Therapy
The Sanctity of the Runp. 35
Alivep. 38
The Secretp. 41
Moving Forwardp. 43
Changing Coursep. 46
Running Meditationp. 48
The Marathon Miraclep. 51
Full Circlep. 56
To Celebratep. 59
How Motherhood Made Me a Better Runner and Vice Versap. 63
I'd Only Just Begunp. 67
The Kindness of Runnersp. 73
The Pre-Dawn Peoplep. 77
I Am a Hasherp. 81
That Should Have Been a Leftp. 84
Cross Country Isn't for Wimpsp. 87
Running Blindp. 90
Trail and Errorp. 94
Who Is Robert DeVille?p. 97
Running with Geezersp. 99
Give 'em the Knucklesp. 103
The New York Marathon after 9/11p. 109
Triumph Over Tragedyp. 113
Racewalkingp. 118
The Warrior Womanp. 121
Bumps in the Roadp. 123
A Runnerp. 126
Why I Runp. 129
Dreamsp. 132
Through Grit Alonep. 136
Deena Kastorp. 140
Everyday Adventures
Miracle on the Runp. 147
Nowhere to Gop. 153
How Not to Jogp. 156
Morning Runp. 160
The God of the iPodp. 162
Waterworksp. 167
Keith's Worldp. 170
The Truth about the Winter Runnerp. 173
Cleansing the Soulp. 176
Initially I Was Alonep. 178
Race Dayp. 180
Family Ties
The Best Race of My Lifep. 187
Running Homep. 190
My Running Partnerp. 193
Recovered Memoriesp. 196
T-Shirt Talesp. 200
Cosmic Engineeringp. 204
Extreme Corps Marathon and Starsp. 207
Saints at the Racesp. 212
Marathon Momp. 216
Sharing More Than a Jogp. 219
A Step at a Time
Finding Inspiration in Each Otherp. 225
Running with the Wolf Packp. 229
The Lion's Preyp. 231
Running for My Lifep. 234
From Smoking to Hotp. 237
Inspired to Runp. 240
The Most Dedicatedp. 242
The Shelf Cursep. 245
First Stepp. 248
Listen to Yourselfp. 255
My Love for Ultrarunningp. 258
40 on 40p. 261
A Lesson in Runningp. 264
Changing My Storyp. 267
Running with Joyp. 270
Running through Denialp. 273
When Life Hands You a Lemonp. 276
Heat Strokep. 280
To Finish the Racep. 284
Mile 24p. 287
Interesting Places
Pushp. 293
Women Can Run Toop. 295
A New Roadp. 300
You Can Go Home Againp. 303
You Can Run, But You Can't Hidep. 306
The Granddaddyp. 311
Footprints around God's Worldp. 314
Each Step an Offeringp. 318
The Broken Toep. 323
Moving on to Triathlons
Ironmanp. 331
The Terror of Trip. 336
Racing with Heartp. 339
In It to Finishp. 342
Saying Boo to Cancerp. 346
Tweny Years to Reach a Pipe Dreamp. 349
The Heart of an Ironmanp. 352
Racing Backp. 357
Competing Voicesp. 360
Triathlete Grandmap. 364
Meet Our Contributorsp. 367
Meet Our Authorsp. 382
Thank You!p. 384
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