My Year of Running Dangerously

My Year of Running Dangerously

A Dad, A Daughter, and A Ridiculous Plan

eBook - 2015
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"CNN correspondent Tom Foreman's remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four half-marathons, three marathons, and 2,000 miles of training in between; a poignant and warm-hearted tale of parenting, overcoming the challenges of age, and quiet triumph. As a journalist whose career spans three decades, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman has reported from the heart of war zones, riots, and natural disasters. He has interviewed serial killers and been in the line of fire. But the most terrifying moment of his life didn't occur on the job--it occurred at home, when his 18-year old daughter asked, 'How would you feel about running a marathon with me?' At the time, Foreman was approaching 51 years old, and his last marathon was almost 30 years behind him. The race was just sixteen weeks away, but Foreman reluctantly agreed. Training with his daughter, who had just started college, would be a great bonding experience, albeit a long and painful one. My Year of Running Dangerously is Foreman's journey through four half-marathons, three marathons, and one 55-mile race. What started as an innocent request from his daughter quickly turned into a rekindled passion for long-distance running--for the training, the camaraderie, the defeats, and the victories. Told with honesty and humor, Foreman's account captures the universal fears of aging and failure alongside the hard-won moments of triumph, tenacity, and going further than you ever thought possible"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Blue Rider Press,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780698198371
0698198379
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: "CNN correspondent Tom Foreman's remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four half-marathons, three marathons, and 2,000 miles of training in between; a poignant and warm-hearted tale of parenting, overcoming the challenges of age, and quiet triumph. As a journalist whose career spans three decades, CNN correspondent Tom Foreman has reported from the heart of war zones, riots, and natural disasters. He has interviewed serial killers and been in the line of fire. But the most terrifying moment of his life didn't occur on the job--it occurred at home, when his 18-year old daughter asked, 'How would you feel about running a marathon with me?' At the time, Foreman was approaching 51 years old, and his last marathon was almost 30 years behind him. The race was just sixteen weeks away, but Foreman reluctantly agreed. Training with his daughter, who had just started college, would be a great bonding experience, albeit a long and painful one. My Year of Running Dangerously is Foreman's journey through four half-marathons, three marathons, and one 55-mile race. What started as an innocent request from his daughter quickly turned into a rekindled passion for long-distance running--for the training, the camaraderie, the defeats, and the victories. Told with honesty and humor, Foreman's account captures the universal fears of aging and failure alongside the hard-won moments of triumph, tenacity, and going further than you ever thought possible"-- Provided by publisher.

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Rolynnie
Dec 05, 2017

I loved this book. Running is so much more than the physical aspect. I was touched by his relationship with his daughters, the love of his wife and his KILLER mindset. His brother was such a huge support as well. Great read.

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bobgrant
Feb 01, 2016

This was a fun and light read. Foreman captures the madness that can attend racing - especially endurance racing- but doesn't bog down in the seriousness of it all.

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bpatenaude1930
Jan 16, 2016

Great read. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny, heartfelt, inspiring, enjoyable. The author is witty and descriptive buy not overly so. I enjoyed the book and the journey that the author takes you on. Recommend everyone to pick it up and read.

JCLHopeH Nov 11, 2015

Tom Foreman's decades-long running hiatus ends when he accepts his daughter's invitation to do a marathon together, and after shaking some initial hesitation, Foreman goes all in. His witty account had me laughing out loud, and he offers some good life lessons along the way.

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Jul 21, 2016

The world was whited than a David Duke barbecue.

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