About the Author
Bettianne Shoney Sien has run fourteen marathons. Her short stories have been widely published, and she is a teacher in Santa Cruz, California. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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*** There comes a time in the late afternoon when the light is just so and my circadian rhythms are at exactly a certain point, when the only solid thought in my mind is to run.
--Alison Townsend The trail hides and deceives, but there are spaces like Howlers Meadow where I can run. And there are moments when I fly, sweet mother, how I fly.
--Kate Kinsey In our hearts we knew we were a wolf pack of strong women warriors -- ready to run, run, run up against anything that dared to get in our way.
--Roberta B. Jacobson This is what matters on the inside: the chance, during months of training, to know yourself in weakness and strength, and to persevere.
--Cate Terwilliger Our Saturdays became a medley of morning long run, sumptuous lunch with fine wine (and plenty of water to compensate for what we knew to be the error of our ways), and afternoon rest, our bodies too exhausted to do anything else, all the while endorphins heightening our awareness of beauty in life.
--Suzanne Case I have run at dawn and in the dark, over gravel, sand, and concrete, through gale-force winds, heat at noon, and driving hail. I dont necessarily recommend all these experiences, but I am grateful to have had every one.
--Jan Priddy I wasnt running away from problems anymore, but toward a solution. I couldnt see it yet, but I knew it lay in front of me, and I felt myself closing in. Moments of clarity, when heart and lungs and legs and mind worked together, were accumulating in my memory.
--Susan Marsh When my boys were old enough I took them to the hills of their New England home and watched them breathe the raw power of running. I saw them revel in its freedom. I saw how running for my children is pure joy. So many times in my life it was a necessity. --Anna Viadero --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.