Running: A Love Story

10 Years, 5 Marathons, and 1 Life-Changing Sport

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A deeply intimate, inspiring account of running’s power to build resilience, repair self-confidence, and provide comfort, paralleled with the author’s missteps with less suitable romantic partners.

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$17.00 USD
April 2016
240 pages
5.5" x 8.25"
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ISBN: 9781580056106

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Running: A Love Story

10 Years, 5 Marathons, and 1 Life-Changing Sport

By Jen A. Miller

$17.00 USD, Trade Paper Original, April 2016

Jen Miller has fallen in and out of love, but no partner has been there for her the way running has.

In Running: A Love Story, Jen tells the story of her lifelong relationship with running with wit, thoughtfulness, and brutal honesty. Jen first laces up her sneakers in high school, when, like many people, she experiences running as a painful part of conditioning for other sports. But when she discovers early in her career as a journalist that it helps her clear her mind, focus her efforts, and achieve new goals, she becomes hooked for good.

Jen, a middle-of-the-pack but tenacious runner, hones her skill while navigating relationships with men that, like a tricky marathon route, have their ups and downs, relying on running to keep her steady in the hard times. As Jen pushes herself toward ever-greater challenges, she finds that running helps her walk away from the wrong men and learn to love herself while revealing focus, discipline, and confidence she didn’t realize she had.

Relatable, inspiring, and brutally honest, Running: A Love Story explores the many ways that running carves a path to inner peace and empowerment by charting one woman’s evolution in the sport.

About Jen A. Miller

Jen A. Miller, author of Running: A Love Story. Photo © Marc Steiner.Jen A. Miller is a veteran freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Runner’s World, Running Times, DETAILS, Allure and Women’s Day. She also writes a weekly running column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Before becoming a full time freelance writer, she was the editor of SJ Magazine. She has also written two travel books about the Jersey Shore.

Jen has degrees in English literature from the University of Tampa and the Graduate School at Rutgers University-Camden, and teaches a course about the business of writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She’s currently preparing to run her sixth marathon. She lives in Collingswood, NJ.

Photo © Marc Steiner.