Wired to Run

Wired to Run : The Runaholics Anonymous Guide to Living with Running Addiction

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Over 35 million people will go running this year in the United States alone. For some of us, it's more than just a hobby-over 11 million of us are runaholics. Runners and addicts. Addicts and runners. The two hardly seem to go together . . . unless you're one of those people who periodically put a couple of miles on your running shoes and then think things like, Boy, this feels good. I could go all day long. Then you do. Or at least try to. Running and addiction--as in running addiction--do indeed go together like chocolate and peanut butter, as "Wired to Run" makes so perfectly clear. Written by Scoop Skupien, a habitual runner for the past 30 years and the founder of Runaholics Anonymous, "Wired to Run" is a humorous trip through the world of runaholics and a host of issues that the running obsessed can't quite leave in their dust. It's a good-natured satire of healing groups that will keep readers--whether they're runners or run enablers--laughing page after breathless page. Central to the book and the whole online Runaholics Anonymous organization is Skupien's 12-Step program for recognizing and dealing with this mental and very physical disorder. From We admit that we are powerless over running to We reach the Pinnacle: the ability to run in moderation, the self-help style mixes laughs with actual training tips and other helpful advice. The combination-along with hilarious analysis of six different running types that encompass just about anyone who's ever broken a sweat--pokes great fun at runners, their odd habits, and their running rituals. It's definitely fun on the run!show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 20mm | 249.48g
  • Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • English
  • 0740757059
  • 9780740757051
  • 1,754,435

About Scoop Skupien

Scoop Skupien began his road to running ruin at the age of six. For the last 30-odd years, he's run and raced through everything from blistering summer days to snow-drifted winter nights. Scoop has one officially sanctioned marathon in his logbook, but he has binged and run more than 26 miles at a time on numerous occasions throughout his addiction. His personal records include running 547 consecutive days and unintentionally throwing up on spectators in six separate races.show more

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