Just a Little Run Around the World

Author: Rosie Swale Pope

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007306202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5908


"Heartbroken when she lost her husband to cancer, Rosie set off from Wales with nothing but a small cart of food and equipment, funded by the rent from her little cottage. So began a five-year solo journey that would take Rosie 20,000 miles around the world in memory of the man she loved. Followed by wolves, knocked down by a bus, confronted by bears, chased by a naked man with a gun and stranded with severe frostbite, Rosie's gripping story is a rollercoaster adventure of epic proportions." -- Back cover.

The Reason I Run

Author: Chris Spriggs

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 178372496X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6812


How do people come together when tragedy tries to tear them apart? When 39-time marathon runner Andrew Spriggs was diagnosed with motor neurone disease he knew his running days were over. But a surprise message from his nephew Chris, offering to push him in his rickety wheelchair in one last marathon, reunites them in a race against time. Rich with insights and inspiration, personal discoveries and unforgettable encounters, 'The Reason I Run' is an astonishing story that will make you laugh, weep and wonder. Join Chris on an incredible journey that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Why We Run

Author: Robin Harvie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848545169

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 907


Everyone can run. It is the simplest of sports, requiring only a pair of trainers and the open road. Its simplicity is part of its beauty. But why do we do it? Obsessive amateur runner Robin Harvie wants to understand what makes him run mile after mile, venturing far from home into remote places, and into the solitude of his own mind, pushing himself to the limit and beyond. Is it to break out of the clutter of his everyday life, into a freedom in which he has only himself to rely upon? Is it to affirm his own will, conquering his fatigue? Is it a fundamental instinct, inseparable from what it is to be human? In examining the lure of long-distance running, Robin speaks to famous runners, explores the literature of running and recounts his own experiences. His feats of running culminate in an effort to run the Spartathlon, retracing the 150 mile journey from Athens to Sparta made by Philippides in 490BC. Part memoir, part meditation, Why We Run is a compelling, rich and haunting account of what it is that makes us take to the road and learn what we are made of.

Slow Stitch

Author: Claire Wellesley-Smith

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 1849943508

Category: Design

Page: 231

View: 6251


The pleasures to be had from slowing down can be many, with connections to sustainability, simplicity, reflection, and tuning into traditional and other multicultural textile traditions. Slow Stitch is a much-needed guide to adopting a less-is-more approach, valuing quality over quantity, and bringing a meaningful and thoughtful approach to textile practice. Claire Wellesley-Smith introduces a range of ways in which you can slow your textile work down, including: Using simple techniques inspired by traditional practice (including hand-stitch rhythms) Reusing and re-inventing materials (reuse even old textile projects) Limiting your equipment Mending revisited (practical and decorative techniques) Project ideas and resources that help towards making a more sustainable textile practice Richly illustrated throughout, and showcasing work from the best textile artists who work in this way, this is a truly inspirational book for those looking to reconnect with their craft and to find a new way of working.

Fastpacking

Author: Lily Dyu

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 178362700X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

View: 9603


Guidebook to fastpacking - multi-day running trips carrying the bare essentials - in the UK, Europe and beyond. Includes 12 route ideas (all tried and tested), fastpacking stories from around the world (featuring Jez Bragg, Anna Frost and Jasmin Paris), and invaluable tips and tricks to help you prepare for your own running adventure. A summary of each route idea is provided, together with mapping and a gradient profile, as well as highlights, tips and 'tales from the trail'. Invaluable practical information is also included, covering everything you need to know to prepare and plan for a trip: training, accommodation options, safety, equipment, apparel, nutrition, hydration and more. The route ideas and stories featured showcase an impressive range of fastpacking opportunities, both in the UK and abroad. From mountain hut hopping trips, bothy discovery tours and wild camping expeditions, the inspirational tales and selected trails are guaranteed to entice 'everyday' runners to try their hand at a multi-day journey, be it in the Brecon Beacons, Bhutan or beyond.

The Chautauquan

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Connecticut Churchman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 782

View: 447


The Poetics of Childhood

Author: Roni Natov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135721777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 4491


First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Omegaverse Mates World Collection (Second Chance Mates, Making a Family and Omegas' Destined Alpha)

Author: Rosa Swann

Publisher: Easily Distracted Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 1800

View: 9038


Dive into the Omegaverse Mates World! This collection includes the first three serials taking place in the emotional but also magical world of Omegaverse Mates, where men can get pregnant and families aren’t always bound to you by blood, but instead made up of people you love and who love you! Dive into this more than 450,000 words or almost 1,800 pages long saga today! Second Chance Mates Wilder Ten years ago, Logan left me. He told me that two Alphas cannot be together, that our mating wasn’t real. Yesterday, my sister called and told me that Logan passed away, leaving behind an Omega and a child. Today, I’m at Logan’s funeral. Why am I offering to look after his little family? Why am I the only one who will help them? Sterling Logan and I had everything we ever wanted. Then he was ripped away from us in a car crash. Logan’s family doesn’t care for me after the funeral, so one of Logan’s old friends steps in. Only, in all the commotion, I didn’t keep an eye on my calendar, and my heat starts at the most inconvenient of times. And why is Logan’s friend reacting to my heat? Only true mates are supposed to react to a mated Omega... What’s going on? Making a Family When your idea of asking a cute Omega to be your pretend-husband for a weekend takes an unexpected turn… Clay I have my pride as an Alpha, and I don’t want to be the only unmated sibling at my youngest sister’s wedding. What’s a successful, but bachelor, Alpha to do? Well, maybe ask the cute Omega frequenting my cafe to be my fake husband for the weekend. Only, I didn’t expect a weekend of fun to go so very differently… Aiden The day after my sister leaves her three-month-old to look after, to be the parent she can’t be, I get an odd request from the handsome Alpha running the cafe I frequent. And who can resist a request from the only man able to make me smile this week? So, I show up, play the role of adoring husband, and that’s when things go a little off-script… Omegas’ Destined Alpha Two Omegas. One kiss. And an Alpha who wasn’t supposed to see it happen… Nathan I’m supposed to be an author, but I haven’t finished a book in years. Not since things got out of control. So, to hopefully get back on my feet, I move to a new city, start teaching at college and suddenly find myself intrigued by two Omegas that pass me by every morning. One day, on a whim, I follow them and see something I shouldn’t have seen. A kiss. A beautiful kiss. And it’s the start of a journey I never expected to make… Zeke I fled from the arranged marriage my parents set up for me and I was ready to give up on love entirely, and then my best friend saved his younger Omega brother, Wes, from a bad situation and suddenly I was falling, head over heels. It’s amazing to be at Wes’ side and to see him flourish, even if our relationship is a little complicated, we’re making it work. Maybe love isn’t so bad after all. What I hadn’t counted on was the Alpha walking into the cafe, and the way my eyes keep getting drawn to him... Wes After my brother saved me from my abusive ex, I’m getting my feet back under me. I’m finally doing the things I was never able to do, like having a job and going to college. It’s not easy to combine it with caring for my four children. But with my Omega boyfriend Zeke and my brother’s family at my side, we make it work, they’re all the people I’ll ever need. Until, one morning, an Alpha walks into the cafe that I work at, and he asks Zeke and me out on a date, together...