Chasing Lost Times: A Father and Son Reconciled Through Running

Chasing Lost Times: A Father and Son Reconciled Through Running

by Geoffrey Beattie, Ben Beattie

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Geoffrey Beattie is an extremely successful academic and celebrity psychologist. He was perhaps a less successful father. His obsession with his career and his driving passion for running when he was at home almost destroyed his relationship with his son, but, ironically, it is running that has brought them back together.

Chasing Lost Times is the emotional story of a father and son trying to repair a relationship through a shared activity that depends on sheer physical effort, the kind of physical effort that may once have been the source of commonality between father and son in all previous generations but which seems to be absent in the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780573663
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Geoffrey Beattie is a professor at the University of Manchester. Television viewers know him better as the resident psychologist in the popular reality show Big Brother. His academic publications have appeared in a wide variety of international journals, including Nature, and he has also written for a diverse range of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Observer.

Ben Beattie's ambition is to become an elite runner, a goal that he juggles with full-time work. If he takes two minutes off his half-marathon time, his ambition will be fulfilled, but those two minutes could take a lifetime.

Table of Contents

1 Slipping In and Out of Consciousness 9

2 The Middle of Nowhere 20

3 Loss 42

4 In and Out of Love 55

5 Some Lost Times 59

6 What My Father Taught Me 68

7 Room at the Top 83

8 Preparation, Preparation, Preparation 89

9 The Elephant in the Room 99

10 A Weekend Away 105

11 Just Father and Son 110

12 Worlds Apart 113

13 Back Home 121

14 Types of Fear 124

15 Even More Nervous 136

16 Winners and Losers 143

17 Dedication 146

18 First and Last 149

19 Success in Germany, but Relative 53

20 Contentment? 162

21 Paradise Islands? 176

22 The Birdman 187

23 A Twenty-four-hour Race 196

24 Incentives 201

25 Endless Roundabouts 206

26 Done In 212

27 California Dreamin' 215

28 The Start of a Great Adventure 225

29 Heaven and Hell 233

30 Happiness Is a Choice 239

31 What Really Spurs You On? 248

32 D.N.F. 252

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