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Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack by [Grunenwald, Jill]
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Length: 254 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“Every new runner worries that she will finish last in her first race. Jill Grunenwald has actually done it and is here to report that last place isn’t nearly as bad as it seems (unless they’ve already boxed up the bananas). Read Jill’s fun and feisty memoir for the inspiration, for the laughs, and for the truth about what it’s like at the back of the pack. She may not be fast (yet), but she’s a blast, and she’ll motivate you to run, too.” —Jennifer Graham, author of Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner

“What does a serious runner look like? Someone who follows a training plan, runs regardless of weather, travels to races, keeps track of her times, and would never call herself a jogger. Jill Grunenwald looks—and runs—like a serious runner.” —Rachel Toor, author of Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running

Running with a Police Escort is a manifesto for every out-of-shape middle school girl who came in last running the mile and decided from that point forward that she was just not meant to be a runner. In this hilarious and relatable tale of the journey from couch potato to half marathon, Jill Grunenwald will inspire you to lace up your running shoes, step out of your comfort zone and laugh your way all the way to the finish line.” —Jill Angie, author of Running With Curves and Not Your Average Half Marathon

Running with a Police Escort is for anyone who has ever struggled with any challenge, physical or mental. Her stories of racing at the back of the pack are relatable to any runner, but even if you’ve never considered running at all, you’ll want to read this book. Jill’s love of Cleveland and her hilarious asides will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens in the next race.” —Stephani Itibrout, PBS Digital Innovator and Cleveland Rite Aid Marathon Ambassador

“Jill Grunenwald is fantastic at conveying the heart of an authentic runner. She humorously voices the lessons, fears, joys, race-day blunders, and head games every runner can appreciate. Running with a Police Escort is a relatable reminder of how the passion and influence of the run can take root and shape life, allowing one to reach beyond their wildest expectations.” —Jackie Dikos, columnist for Runner’s World and author of the forthcoming Finish Line Fueling

“No matter the challenge, readers witness her walking and finishing last with dignity. Readers can count on Grunenwald to be honest about herself and others, and sprinkled in the chapters are fun references to writers such as Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King (she is a librarian, after all). This autobiography will appeal to and inspire those struggling to get healthy.” - Publisher's Weekly

"Whether she’s writing about setting goals, finding the best sports bra (“Strap. That. Shit. Down”), or getting out of a running slump, self-proclaimed slow runner Grunenwald’s chatty, confessional style will entertain readers and perhaps even inspire them to lace up, too…Readers will find that the author’s unique perspective “from the back of the pack” challenges preconceived notions as it encourages stepping outside of one’s comfort zones.” - Booklist

About the Author

Jill Grunenwald is the author of the blog The Year of the Phoenix and the host of the Kickstarter-funded podcast “Running with a Police Escort.” Looking to change her lifestyle, she began running in 2012 and since has finished more than two dozen races. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Product details

  • File Size: 1882 KB
  • Print Length: 254 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1510712798
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (January 3, 2017)
  • Publication Date: January 3, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01I8S4P9W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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