Biography & Autobiography

Running For Their Lives

Author: Mark Whitaker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 612

In 1928 two extraordinary Englishmen competed in an unprecedented event - a transcontinental road race across America that required them to run an average of 40 miles for 80 consecutive days. Despite being separated by class, education and age, Peter Gavuzzi and Arthur Newton became close friends and formed a successful business partnership as endurance athletes. They raced in 500-mile relays, in 24-hour events, in snowshoes and against horses; and they became the stars of a craze for endurance events that swept across depression-era North America and the most famous long-distance runners in the world. However, history has forgotten these two men, and in Running for Their Lives - in a story peopled with remarkable characters, unimaginable feats and tragic twists of fate - they only now receive the recognition they so richly deserve.
Family & Relationships

Running for Their Lives

Author: Sherrie A. Inness

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 199

View: 961

Girl Power has become the rallying cry for a new generation of girls as they navigate--on their own terms--the perilous yet exhilarating journey from girlhood to adulthood. Though this transformation is often difficult for middle-class white girls growing up in the United States, it is unimaginably more difficult for girls, often in developing countries, who contend with such life-threatening issues as poverty, abuse, and civil war. Indeed, girl power is a luxury these girls can't afford. Consider the young Thai teenage girl who must work in a button factory in order to save some money for her daughter. Think about the poverty-stricken young girl who is raped in rural Pakistan, and whose rapist is never brought to trial. Consider the journey of the African girl who is adopted and brought to the United States, yet discovers that she is not accepted because of her race. These stories and other equally painful sagas will resonate with readers of this collection, whose chapters will give these and other disenfranchised girls a place to speak, a place to express some of the pain, emotional and physical, of their journey through girlhood.
Sports & Recreation

My Life on the Run

Author: Bart Yasso

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 235

With My Life on the Run, Bart Yasso--an icon of one of the most enduringly popular recreational sports in the United States--offers a touching and humorous memoir about the rewards and challenges of running. Recounting his adventures in locales like Antarctica, Africa, and Chitwan National Park in Nepal (where he was chased by an angry rhino), Yasso recommends the best marathons on foreign terrain and tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. He also offers practical guidance for beginning, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half marathon, and marathon training schedules, as well as advice on how to become a runner for life, ever-ready to draw joy from the sport and embrace the adventure that each race may offer
Self-Help

Who's Really Running Your Life? Fourth Edition

Author: Peter K. Gerlach MSW

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 389

View: 348

Links below will take you to the non-profit Break the Cycle! Web site. Use your browsers back button to return. Premise - psychological "wounding" is epidemic in America because of an unseen inherited cycle of ineffective parenting and ignorance. This book describes the wounds, what they mean, and what to do about them. This fourth edition (Feb. 2011) will introduce you to your inner family, and who leads it in calm and crisis times. If you dont know who comprises your inner crew or whos in charge of them, you may be living life as a hostage to a false self and not know it. If so, youre probably living well below your potential, and may also be wounding kids in your life without meaning to. The rest of the book outlines an effective way to reduce any significant wounds, and live a calmer, more authentic, productive, satisfying life. Notice your reaction to these proposals and to the books title. I suspect you think Well I am running my life! Sure - but have you ever thought about who I is? Reality check: Have you ever had experiences like these? Blowing hot and cold about someone or something? Saying On one hand, and on the other? Obsessively second-guessing (doubting) an important decision youve made? Having discussions or "arguments" with yourself inside your head? An inner voice ceaselessly berating you for being stupid, dumb, weird, or unlovable? Loved and hated someone at the same time? Wanted to do something and simultaneously not wanted to do it? Done something impulsive and later thought What got into me? Known people who seemed two-faced, talked out of both sides of their mouth, and like two different people? Felt young when around an authority figure or perhaps a critical parent? yellow or mean streak, a blue mood a musical side, a silver tongue, or a way with kids? These are everyday signs of an invisible condition that shapes the lives of you and everyone you know. Its based on a marvelous survival feature of our human neural system recently called multiplicity: our brains wired-in ability to respond to childhood environmental threat by fragmenting into regions with special abilities. Using radiographic PET scans, were the first generation in history to be able to see these regions operating concurrently. The unitary experience of I see my child laugh involves many regions of your brain at once without your knowing it. So does everything you do! Main Ideas This book results from my professionally studying and practicing inner family therapy ("parts work") since 1992. It describes what Ive come to believe without question about average women and men like you: Normal people have personalities that are composed of a group of subselves or parts, like members of an orchestra or athletic team. Each subself has its own talent or gift, its own values, goals, and limitations. Our inner families of subselves can range from harmonious to chaotic in calm and crisis times. The nature of our subselves and the relationships among them are determined in the first several years of life of average kids. If kids are
Sports & Recreation

Run Strong, Stay Hungry

Author: Jonathan Beverly

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 154

In Run Strong, Stay Hungry, Jonathan Beverly reveals the secrets of veteran racers who are still racing fast and loving the sport decades after they got their start. Beverly taps 50 lifetime runners—from America’s elite to consistent local competitors—to reveal the 9 keys to run strong and stay fast. Run Strong, Stay Hungry features priceless guidance from Bill Rodgers, Deena Kastor, Pete Magill, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Roger Robinson, Colleen De Reuck, Dave Dunham, Kathrine Switzer, and dozens more. Drawing from lessons learned over their 4 million lifetime running miles, Beverly finds that these lifetime competitors offer dozens of specific, creative strategies and solutions you can try right now. You’ll find inspiration and guidance to power up your running with the best ways to train, race, recover, avoid injuries, and stay motivated. You’ll tap into the powerful habits and mind-sets formed over 1,000 marathons, hundreds of major race wins, 40 Olympic Games, and dozens of American and world records. Run Strong, Stay Hungry explores 9 ways any runner can enjoy a lifelong, healthy running career as well as boost enjoyment of running and improve race performance. These keys will not only keep you on your feet, but they will also open up new opportunities and challenges that will keep you engaged with the sport, whether you’re winning races or finishing in the middle of the pack, cranking out 100-mile weeks or squeezing miles into your busy schedule. Beverly busts myths that have held masters runners back and gives direction to help both beginning runners and those who have run for decades. Get a 20-year head start on obstacle-proofing your racing—or reboot your running career—with this insightful new guide for anyone who loves to run.
Self-Help

Who's Really Running Your Life?

Author: Peter Gerlach

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 390

View: 223

Links below will take you to the non-profit Break the Cycle! Web site. Use your browser's back button to return. Premise - psychological "wounding" is epidemic in America because of an unseen inherited cycle of ineffective parenting and ignorance. This book describes the wounds, what they mean, and what to do about them. This fourth edition (Feb. 2011) will introduce you to your inner family, and who leads it in calm and crisis times. If you don't know who comprises your inner crew or who's in charge of them, you may be living life as a hostage to a false self and not know it. If so, you're probably living well below your potential, and may also be wounding kids in your life without meaning to. The rest of the book outlines an effective way to reduce any significant wounds, and live a calmer, more authentic, productive, satisfying life. Notice your reaction to these proposals and to the book ́s title. I suspect you think "Well I am running my life!" Sure - but have you ever thought about who "I" is? Reality check: Have you ever had experiences like these? Blowing hot and cold about someone or something? Saying "On one hand, and on the other "? Obsessively second-guessing (doubting) an important decision you've made? Having "discussions" or "arguments" with yourself inside your head? An "inner voice" ceaselessly berating you for being stupid, dumb, weird, or unlovable? Loved and hated someone at the same time? Wanted to do something and simultaneously not wanted to do it? Done something impulsive and later thought "What got into me?" Known people who seemed two-faced, talked out of both sides of their mouth, and "like two different people"? Felt "young" when around an authority figure or perhaps a critical parent? yellow or mean streak, a blue mood a musical side, a silver tongue, or a way with kids? These are everyday signs of an invisible condition that shapes the lives of you and everyone you know. It's based on a marvelous survival feature of our human neural system recently called multiplicity: our brain's wired-in ability to respond to childhood environmental threat by fragmenting into regions with special abilities. Using radiographic PET scans, we're the first generation in history to be able to see these regions operating concurrently. The unitary experience of "I see my child laugh" involves many regions of your brain at once without your knowing it. So does everything you do! Main Ideas This book results from my professionally studying and practicing inner family therapy ("parts work") since 1992. It describes what I've come to believe without question about average women and men like you: Normal people have personalities that are composed of a group of subselves or parts, like members of an orchestra or athletic team. Each subself has it's own talent or gift, it's own values, goals, and limitations. Our inner families of subselves can range from harmonious to chaotic in calm and crisis times. The nature of our subselves and the relationships among them are determined in the first several years of life of average kids. If kids are
Psychology

Compulsive Exercise and the Eating Disorders

Author: Alayne Yates

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 259

View: 877

In recent years, we have seen a tremendous increase in the number of people involved in exercise activity- and also a steady increase of individuals with eating disorders. Is there a common psychological and/or physiological link between these two activities? Are they different but related symptoms of a society in which success or happiness has been redefined as getting in shape and controlling calories? This groundbreaking volume provides the first in-depth study of the linkages between these two apparently disparate conditions. It focuses on the many similarities between eating disordered individuals and compulsive athletes and advances the provocative theory that both are part of the larger category- the activity disorder.
Religion

From the Pastor's Pen

Author: Samuel G. May

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 252

View: 954

In the midst of an ever-changing world, there is one thing that never changesthe Word of God. As you travel on this journey called life, its good to have that constant from day to day. But even still, many of us could use a way to keep the constant and loving message of God ever closer to our hearts. From the Pastors Pen is a daily companion for you on your journey. This devotional journal includes not only a daily devotional but also a space for you to write down your thoughts. For each day, you will find a passage of scripture along with author and pastor Samuel G. Mays commentary and reflections related to those verses, and while the devotionals do not follow any particular pattern, you will discover how they reflect the variations in the tapestry of life. So whether you are dealing with hardships or just need daily spiritual bread and nourishment, you can chronicle your walk in faith no matter the circumstances. Once completed, your own copy of From the Pastors Pen will stand as a unique volume that reflects this chapter in your life. There will not be another one like it in the entire world!
Fiction

Generation Of Warriors

Author: Perry Short

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 835

The time frame is June through September of 1863. The characters were real people. The story follows the lives of five men who defended their homeland in America’s most costly war. The novel is set in Northwest Georgia. A heavily researched book about brave people making their way through impossible circumstances, and about families torn apart. Their lives were not easy, and this event made life unbearable, and impossible to stay in their homes. The main character, Spillbsy Dyer, at thirty-five had to remain faithful in his duty as an officer, and resist the temptation to desert the Army, knowing his nearby family was in harm’s way. Other characters were part of a mass movement by rail, of troops stationed in Richmond, Virginia and transported to Northern Georgia. They were among the ones who historian Mary Chesnut wrote about when she recorded, “At Kingsville, N.C., I caught a glimpse of our army. God Bless these brave fellows. Not one man intoxicated, not one rude word did I hear. It was a strange sight. Miles of platform cars-soldiers rolled in their blankets, lying in rows, heads covered and fast asleep. In their gray blankets, packed in regular order, they looked like swathed mummies. All these fine fellows going to kill or be killed. Why?” These men were part of the 132,000 soldiers who descended on the farm land of Northwestern Georgia, from all areas of this young country, in the drought ridden summer of 1863.
Social Science

Ageing, The Body and Social Change

Author: E. Tulle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

View: 527

The book explores the relationship between embodiment and the production of the key structures which frame agency to map out potential for social change. It uses modalities of ageing embodiment in the context of sport participation in later life, specifically Master athletics, including barriers, opportunities and physiological dimensions.
Biography & Autobiography

Run the Race

Author: Susan Z. Dawes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 119

Honest, humorous, and at times heart breaking, Run the Race: A Father's Legacy of Life Lessons is the moving true story of how one loving and devoted father inspired his daughter to run not only long distances, but also the real races of life. During the spring of seventh grade, author Susan Dawes's father, Floyd Seibert, introduces her to long-distance running at a high school girls' track meet in their hometown of Adel, Iowa. Secure in her father's confidence in her ability, she begins to run long distances for the Adel Junior High Tigerette track squad the next season. Supported by her father's sustaining guidance and influence, she is ecstatic to finally find a sport she loves. When a younger and faster girl joins the team, Susan begins to doubt her talent. She complains to her father and tells him she wants to quit. But Floyd Seibert offers the advice she will come to count on for the rest of her life: there will always be another race to run. Inspiring and encouraging, Run the Race shares the deep bond between father and daughter, the strength they build, and the courage they gain in the races of life.