Michelle Orange uses the lens of pop culture to decode the defining characteristics of our media-drenched times In This Is Running for Your Life, Michelle Orange takes us from Beirut to Hawaii to her grandmother's retirement home in Canada ...
Author: Michelle Orange
Publisher: FSG Originals
Category: Literary Collections
Michelle Orange uses the lens of pop culture to decode the defining characteristics of our media-drenched times In This Is Running for Your Life, Michelle Orange takes us from Beirut to Hawaii to her grandmother's retirement home in Canada in her quest to understand how people behave in a world increasingly mediated—for better and for worse—by images and interactivity. Orange's essays range from the critical to the journalistic to the deeply personal; she seamlessly combines stories from her own life with incisive analysis as she explores everything from the intimacies we develop with celebrities and movie characters to the troubled creation of the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. With the insight of a young Joan Didion and the empathy of a John Jeremiah Sullivan, Orange dives into popular culture and the status quo and emerges with a persuasive and provocative book about how we live now. Her singular voice will resonate for years to come.
Original / British English Kim is running through the streets of the old town.
Author: Stephen Waller
Original / British English Kim is running through the streets of the old town. She is frightened. A man with dark eyes and a knife is looking for her. He is going to catch her. This holiday in beautiful Barcelona is suddenly very dangerous. Where is Kim's friend Dave? What can she do?
The first running book by a leading pioneering running doctor and athlete, creator of the Air Force's Efficient Running program--the result of more than three decades of study, practice, and science that shows us in clearly illustrated and ...
Author: Mark Cucuzzella, MD
Category: Health & Fitness
The first running book by a leading pioneering running doctor and athlete, creator of the Air Force's Efficient Running program--the result of more than three decades of study, practice, and science that shows us in clearly illustrated and accessible text how easy it is to run efficiently and injury-free, whether you're in your twenties, sixties, or seventies--for beginning runners and experienced marathoners. In Run for Your Life, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella explains the simple mechanics of how our bodies have evolved and adapted to run. Despite our natural ability and our human need to run, each year more than half of all runners suffer injuries. Pain and discouragement inevitably follow. Cucuzzella's book outlines the proven, practical techniques to avoid injury and reach the goal of personal fitness and overall health. His book--the first running book to be written by a professor of medicine with the credibility of the Air Force behind him--gives us a straightforward, easy-to-follow look at the anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, and/or clinical medicine with clear drawings and black-and-white photographs. The book provides illustrated exercises designed to teach healthy running, along with simple progressions, a weekly/monthly schedule detailing common mistakes, and cautions that allow the reader to tailor the training regime to individual needs and abilities. With an annotated list of videos and other innovative, book-Internet links. The proceeds from RUN FOR YOUR LIFE will go to support Mark Cucuzzella's community work through his non-profit organization, Eastern Area Health Education Center/Freedoms Run.
Over time she realises that the recurring pattern of her career has been reporting the stories of young women in distress, as though trying to free her younger self from the chains of being a ‘Forgotten Australian’.
Author: Jill Jolliffe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Unwillingly given up by her birth mother and adopted into a violent household, Jill Jolliffe found the course of her life set before she even had time to choose. She ran away as a teenager and has been running ever since. Jolliffe became a thorn in the establishment’s side and earned herself a hefty ASIO file. Following her instincts, she became a foreign correspondent – risking her life to report on Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, exposing sex-trafficking rackets in Portugal and ducking bullets while covering a war in Angola. Over time she realises that the recurring pattern of her career has been reporting the stories of young women in distress, as though trying to free her younger self from the chains of being a ‘Forgotten Australian’. In the course of writing her memoir, an unexpected meeting with her birth mother takes her life full circle.
Allow Dr Ben Tan, Singapore’s 3-time Sportsperson of the Year and one of Singapore’s fastest runners, show you the inner workings of prepare yourself for a marathon.
Author: Dr Ben Tan
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Health & Fitness
Running is fast becoming one of the most popular sports in Asia. With the number of competitive running events on the rise and the number of participants growing steadily, it seems that more and more people are taking to pounding the asphalt on a regular basis and more of them have their sights set on the Mount Everest of endurance running events — the marathon. The marathon is a challenging event, taxing not only the body but also the mind, and not training properly could be detrimental to the runner. Allow Dr Ben Tan, Singapore’s 3-time Sportsperson of the Year and one of Singapore’s fastest runners, show you the inner workings of prepare yourself for a marathon. Learn what it takes to get your fitter, faster and running the best you can. Get advice from top trainers, sports doctors and scientists and learn how to avoid injury and how to properly care for your body. Take advantage of Dr Ben Tan’s personal experience and the advice and experience of Singapore’s top endurance athletes.
Mindful Running for a Happy Life William Pullen. If your anger feels like it
belongs to what is happening today you should still acknowledge it, then let it go.
This is hard to do, but with practice it gets easier. It's another emotion, another
Author: William Pullen
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
**As heard on Dr Rangan Chatterjee's 'Feel Better, Live More' Podcast** We all know how a long walk, a slow jog or a brisk run can free our minds to wander, and give us a powerful uplifting feeling. Some call it the 'runner's high', others put it down to endorphins. But what if we could channel that energy and use it to make positive change in our lives? William Pullen is a psychotherapist who helps people dealing with anxiety, lack of motivation and addition, to work through their issues using his revolutionary method, Dynamic Running Therapy. He believes that we need a radical new approach to mindfulness: an approach that originates in the body itself. Whether you are looking for strategies to cope with anxiety, change or decision-making, or simply want to focus your mind while pounding the streets, Run for Your Life offers a series of simple mental routines that unleash the meditative, restorative powers of exercise.
Tired of her unfulfilled, unfocused life and going-nowhere career selling fake antiques, thirty-something Fleur Bonner joins the other misfits, lonely, and lost individuals of the Battersea Park New Runner's Club to train for the London ...
Author: Lucy Hawking
Tired of her unfulfilled, unfocused life and going-nowhere career selling fake antiques, thirty-something Fleur Bonner joins the other misfits, lonely, and lost individuals of the Battersea Park New Runner's Club to train for the London marathon, but her plans go awry when she becomes a prime suspect in her boss's art forgery scheme. Original. 30,000 first printing.
This is the beauty of road running. You can have the road all to yourself to
concentrate on your running and your thoughts. I usually do quite a bit of thinking
while on the road. In fact, I make most of my important decisions while going
seven to ...
Author: Raymond Ten Eyck
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Category: Sports & Recreation
Run for Your Life: A Guide to Street and Road Running humorously compares and contrasts running in urban and rural environments. The book will inspire beginning runners, while veteran runners will also find it funny, familiar, and interesting. As Stupido, “Ray” recounts many of his own amusing running episodes, using his experiences as guidelines for others to enjoy the thrills of running, while at the same time avoiding some common road hazards. The alluring tourist routes of Washington, D.C., and the exciting vistas of “wild and wonderful” West Virginia are explored, as readers learn how to maximize running pleasure in both rural and urban areas. Run for Your Life details how to run safely in high traffic areas and on dangerous city streets. It also provides basic rules of thumb for running up steep hills, around dangerously sharp curves, and on lonely country roads that often have little or no shoulders. Readers will learn how to maximize their running pleasure, while minimizing physical and environmental hazards. This funny and easy-to-read book is great for runners, would-be runners, and non-runners of all ages.
Jason sent a message to my phone the other day: See you at provincials. DOn't
expect any Charity from me! It sure will be good to see him. But he'd better be
ready to run the race of his life. I continue through the forest until a gap in the
Author: Trevor Kew
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
Category: Juvenile Fiction
For Chris Khalili, cross-country running is all about winning. And the only way he can hit top speed is by imagining scary figures chasing him through the woods around his home in Victoria, B.C. When forest fires to the north cause mass destruction, Chris doesn't see why he has to participate in the charity run to help refugees from the fire, when he should be concentrating on winning the city finals. Chris becomes friends with Jason, a First Nations kid whose family has been displaced by the fire. He and Jason train together, but Chris is horrified that the shadowy figures in his mind have become stereotypical scary Natives. Chris is even more surprised by his dad's sudden interest in helping Jason and his family. For the first time, Chris wonders about his father's emigration from Iran as a young man, and starts to think about what it means to be a refugee and to have to actually run for your life. But without the fear of being pursued to spur him on, how will Chris win the big race?
She was close to her younger brother and worried about him. By Friday afternoon
, she came to Harriet for help. Harriet was busy so delayed talking with her until
after work finished for the day. They went to a local hotel and found a quiet ...
Author: David Hardham
Publisher: David Hardham
A work colleague asks Harriet to try and locate her missing 20yo brother who has run away from home. Harri, as she is affectionately known, uses her skills as a researcher for the State Library to deduce where he would be hiding and successfully locates him. Harri is contacted by a leading Government Official after reading of her success in a national newspaper. His wife has mysteriously disappeared whilst on safari in East Africa with a family of four and he asks Harri to see if she determine what happened to his wife. Harri travels to East Africa and joins the family to retrace their last known footsteps but with little success. Months later, a sighting of a white woman is reported and Harri returns to the African continent to continue the search but she is captured by the kidnappers and threatened with death. Harri must devise an escape and rescue plan if they are to survive.
Read on as James Patterson tells us more about Run for Your Life and the
Detective Michael Bennett series Michael Bennett is one of my favourite heroes
so far. He's got ten kids, which definitely brings a certain amount of craziness into
Author: James Patterson
Publisher: Random House
Detective Michael Bennett is on the trail of a deadly killer who is terrorising New York in this Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller. A man who calls himself 'the Teacher' is devising a meticulous plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits; none more so than Detective Michael Bennett as the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase that brings danger perilously close to home.
Keeping the Faith: How to Stay Motivated Running didn't become part of my
lifestyle overnight. But for me, I need exercise to maintain stability In my life, and running does that for me. Emily, 29 128 About one month after running my first ...
Author: Deborah Reber
Category: Sports & Recreation
We all know that running is good for the mind, body and soul. But for the woman who has never run farther than a bus stop, running can seem daunting, even painful. The good thing is that running is free and you can do it anywhere. All you need are your own two-feet-and a little support. In the pages of Run for Your Life, Deborah Reber gives you everything you need to know to get moving-how to get started, what it will feel like, what to wear, and most importantly, how to stick with it.
Run!?” That was my initial contestable reaction to an uncomfortable assignment
that God gave me one unusually cold January morning in my South Carolina
townhome during my personal time with Him. I am used to God cleverly having
Author: Angela D. Henderson
This is a humorously written motivating adventure that encourages the champion within us all. Inside the covers of its captivating insights, you will find strategies that will enable you to go the distance in any challenge you face in life. You are sure to relate to the message that is shared and will be counted among the successful as you apply the lessons that are taught through experiences of endurance and perseverance.
With Ian by his side Josh walked up the sidewalk, through the halls, and into the
council room. His legs felt tight and sore, the fatigue of his previous days' running
and his condition affecting his gait. The same thought crossed his mind again as
Author: Alice And Anthony and McStattsPublish On: 2020-08-25
Fiction crime and greed - Have you thought about reliving your life or maybe never dying?
Author: Alice And Anthony and McStatts
Fiction crime and greed - Have you thought about reliving your life or maybe never dying? Operations that seems impossible today may be routine tomorrow. Remember, not too long ago the beating heart was an untouchable organ.During the late 50's Brian Lightener, 18 years old was running from the Ku-Klux-Klan in North Georgia where his home is because he saw them hang a black man and recognized them as the District Attorney, Judge, Sheriff, and many other outstanding leaders of the community. Brian had to leave, running for his life.Running from one crisis to another leaves Brian one of the richest men in the world, but the battle scars have taken a toll on his ageing body leaving him in failing health, with no one to leave his fortune to. Brian comes up with an idea of getting to relive his life by transplanting his brain into a young body. Brian's brain is successfully put into 25 year- old Jimmy Tooley's body who he vetted well, or so he thought. Brian had to kill everyone involved except Snooks and Noel, his most trusted friends.The Atlanta Police Detectives were concerned with Jimmy Tooley inheriting everything Brian Lightener had, after his strange death and all the other strange things that happened, forcing Jimmy Tooley to leave Atlanta running for his life.Jimmy's (Brian's) non-stop flight had to make an unscheduled stop in Israel because of an engine problem and Jimmy was a wanted man in Israel and he was sentenced to die but the terrorists broke Jimmy out of prison to make the triggers for 13 Atomic Bombs they had purchased. Though Jimmy had no knowledge of bombs, with an enhanced mind he was able to bluff his way through his problem, by making a triggering device for the one bomb to be used in Israel.Jimmy was able to escape his captors and get to Cyprus where he changed his identity back to Brian Lightener.When the terrorists went to test the bomb, it would not stop and killed all the terrorists in Lebanon. This caused Brian to be hunted by the remaining terrorists. Brian made it to Switzerland but realizes he has to lure the terrorists back to Atlanta, running for his life.
The last family dinner she'd attended had been an anniversary party for Michael's
parents, about a month before she'd run. Michael had gotten drunk, his father had
been even drunker, and his mother hadn't said a word to her all night.
Author: Beverly Long
Secrets he didn't see coming almost got Jake Vernelli killed once. But he's dead certain that whatever pretty Tara Thompson is hiding is behind the frightening incidents threatening her. Unfortunately, Tara is determined to stay silent and safe without this temporary small-town police chief's help. So to win her trust, Jake must uncover her past, reveal her deepest fears—and face his own wrenching mistakes. Now every false clue and unexpected setback is irresistibly drawing Jake and Tara together. And with nowhere left to run, the only way Jake can protect her against a relentless adversary means risking losing her for good.…
The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy.
Author: Dragoș Rouă
Publisher: Dragos Roua
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The spooky thing about depression is that it sneaks in. There aren’t really trumpets and loud voices announcing: “Hail, hail, this is depression entering the room, all rise!” Nope. It’s slow, silent, creepy. It doesn’t even look like depression. It starts with small isolation thoughts like: “Maybe I shouldn’t get out today, I just don’t feel like going out”. And then it does the same next day. And then the day after that and so on. And then it starts to whisper louder and louder in your ears: “Why would you go outside, you loser? Didn’t have enough yet? Want more people to make fun of how much of a big, fat loser you are?” And then you start to breath in guilt and shame, instead of air. Every breathe you take is putting more dark thoughts into your body. Until you get stuck. You can’t move anymore. At all. One of the most common sensations I had during those times was me curling down in a corner, crushed by the immense weight of a huge, invisible fist pushing me down. I was feeling like this when I was lying down in the bed, when I was walking around in the backyard, when I was talking to people on the phone. Crushed by an immense, invisible fist, unable to move, in any direction, just waiting to be completely destroyed. Sometimes I was actually hoping that the destruction will come from that fist, somehow, because it would have spare me the effort of doing it myself. Yes, there were times when I felt the only viable way out from that nothingness was my physical extinction. I think the word many of you use for that is “suicidal”. The book you are about to read is the chronicle of my way out of that space. Some parts of it are recorded just as I lived them in the moment, journaling style. Some chapters are literally pages from my journal / blog. But some are written once the healing effect of running started to kick in. It’s not so much about being able to run hundreds of kilometers - although a lot of it will be just stories about my races - as it is about how to regain balance and overcome anxiety and loss.
"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! Heads up! You're on your way to sports camp! If only Uncle Ed can find the place. He’s the lamest driver ever. A sign up ahead says CAMP RUNNING LEAF. Hey! That's not the name of the camp you signed up for! But Uncle Ed is already driving away. Oh, well. Running Leaf is a sports camp too. Isn't that why the campers call it Camp Run-For-Your-Life? You've got a choice of events. If you enter the athletic competition called the ""Selection,"" you could be selected for a free trip... to be a slave on Plant Xentron! Yikes. Maybe you'd better choose the wilderness hike instead. Just look out for that mountain lion over there! Oh and try to steer clear of the Zombies with rotting limbs... The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings!"