What good is a finish line if you never experience the route along the way?
That's the question plaguing Ruby Carlson, an impulsive young woman chronicling her premature existential crisis.
A runner through and through, Ruby spent her formative years sprinting toward the proverbial finish line of financial independence and the promise of the free-spirited woman she longed to become. But when an unexpected pregnancy results in her transition to the role of mother and provider, Ruby has to stifle her non-traditional self to play the role of a stable, Midwestern family wife.
The years melt away, and on the outside, it appears Ruby is settled and happy. Yet behind the façade is a woman still clinging to that promise of true freedom. When confronted by a dire longing for the passion and dreams she shed to fortify her family's way of life, what will she do to survive?