An Accidental Athlete

An Accidental Athlete is about one man's discovery that middle age was not the finish line after all, but only the beginning.

An Accidental Athlete

An Accidental Athlete

Known by fans as "The Penguin" for his back-of-the-pack speed, John Bingham is the unlikely hero of the modern running boom. In his new book, the best-selling author and magazine columnist recalls his childhood dreams of athletic glory, sedentary years of unhealthy excess, and a life-changing transformation from couch potato to "adult-onset athlete." Overweight, uninspired, and saddled with a pack-and-a-half-a-day smoking habit, Bingham found himself firmly wedged into a middle-age slump. Then two frightening trips to the emergency room and a conversation with a happy piano tuner led him to discover running--and changed his life for the better. Inspiring, poignant, hilarious, and heartbreaking, An Accidental Athlete is a warm and engaging book for the everyday athlete. Bingham tells stories of the joys of running--the pride of the finisher's medal, a bureau-busting t-shirt collection, intense back-of-the-pack strategizing. An Accidental Athlete is about one man's discovery that middle age was not the finish line after all, but only the beginning.

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An Accidental Athlete
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: John "The Penguin" Bingham
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-01 - Publisher: VeloPress

Known by fans as "The Penguin" for his back-of-the-pack speed, John Bingham is the unlikely hero of the modern running boom. In his new book, the best-selling author and magazine columnist recalls his childhood dreams of athletic glory, sedentary years of unhealthy excess, and a life-changing transformation from couch potato
Dance for Sports
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Margo K. Apostolos
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Dance for Sports, author, teacher, dancer, athlete, and researcher Margo Apostolos offers a new training approach for athletes and coaches that synthesizes common techniques between athletics and dance. By utilizing this approach, in- and off-season athletes can improve efficiency and technique. Throughout the book, Apostolos shows the potential exchange
Faster
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Michael Hutchinson
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-27 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

For professional cyclists, going faster and winning are, of course, closely related. Yet surprisingly, for many, a desire to go faster is much more important than a desire to win. Someone who wants to go faster will work at the details and take small steps rather than focusing on winning.
The Accidental Bad Girl
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Maxine Kaplan
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-15 - Publisher: Abrams

After getting caught hooking up with her best friend’s ex on the last day of junior year, Kendall starts senior year friendless and ostracized. She plans to keep her head down until she graduates. But after discovering her online identity has been hacked and she’s being framed for stealing from
Selective Memory
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Shobhaa De
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-15 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Shobhaa Dé has been many things to many people: supermodel, celebrity journalist, bestselling author, friend, rival, colleague and confidante. In this engagingly candid memoir, a woman who has been a familiar face and name to millions (although few known to her) finally reveals the true self behind the public persona.

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