I recently read this book. The author is definitely angry! (He’s got a whole blog by the same name.)
I did get a kick out of the expletive-laced mantras he came up with to get him through runs in his early running days, I felt extremely nauseated at the amount of alcohol and crap food he ate, and I laughed at the insults he came up with (some verbalized, some left in his head) for people he came across.
The trips he recounts of coming to Vegas to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon here are so far outside of my life of living in Las Vegas, but amusing still. I forget the debauchery this town is known for at times and he fully embraced it. (Well, the drunken and gluttonous side of things. I don’t know what other “sins” he participated in here in Sin City, don’t want to know.)
The book was an entertaining read. You can get it in paperback or Kindle, but if you subscribe to Amazon Kindle Unlimted, it’s a free read.
This micro-blog was a post shared on Instagram as well.
A reply, not about the book (I don’t intend to ready it), but about the title and author, Angry Jogger. No one should do anything that makes them “angry”. If it’s your work, change jobs. Don’t make people around you suffer. If running isn’t your passion (your not like JuillWillRun or RunnersRus), don’t do it and especially don’t spoil it for the rest of us. Play 60 (the NFL’s attempt to get kids more active) doesn’t prescribe what the play needs to be. Find a physical activity you enjoy and do if for 60 minutes. Cut wood, garden, run, ballroom dance, play basketball, play tennis, soccer, hand ball, swim! Find what you enjoy and live with passion. Peace!
It’s more that he’s an angry human and he starts to run. And the running does help him get to a point where at least he doesn’t blurt out all his angry thoughts at people. But yeah, it’s definitely not for everybody and I understand not wanting to read it. And I also fully embrace finding a workout that makes you happy. I just felt the need to clarify that running doesn’t make him angry. It actually helps him be a bit more in control of it.
[…] Oh… and another thing to note: Hi-Lyte is also the best-selling rehydration product for hangover relief and recovery. So… if that’s your thing. Or you could just not drink to that point. Because ugh…. plus you’ll never be able to get out to train the next day if that’s how you indulge. (Unless you’re the Angry Jogger.) […]