In 1966 Julie Welch decided in a moment of vain glory to cycle to Paris for charity. The fact that she was neither fit nor the owner of a bike failed to deter her. The exhilaration she felt sliding off the saddle at the Arc de Triomphe was the start of an obsession. From cycling it was but a short step to running, and from running to confronting the ghosts of her childhood.
But just as her affair with running shoes began, she was unceremoniously fired from the job she loved. It was the catalyst for an inspirational journey - a journey of self-discovery and survival.
Wonderfully funny, poignant and candid, it is the story of how a woman took up running and saved her life.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2000