In Runner as Hero, Jay Kimiecik becomes an athlete againin his case, a masters runneras a way to revive his life. Kimiecik explores the world of aging, training, and performing through a self-experimental, self-reflective lens merging science, mythology, and performance psychology. On his heroic journey, Kimiecik talks to aging experts, scientists, top-performing athletes, and the ghost of legendary Steve Prefontaine. Kimiecik's keen observations of everyday living and irreverent style take him on a journey to find the hero within. The result is a fascinating, inspiring tale about how the life as an athlete can serve as a motivational metaphor for feeling alive and achieving nearly anything.
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About the Author
Jay Kimiecik, PhD, is a professor at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and co-founder of the Well-Being Way. He is the author of The Intrinsic Exerciser: Discovering the Joy of Exercise and Y Personal Fitness Program (YPFP) for the YMCA, used in over 500 YMCAs in North America. Doug Newburg, PhD, is the co-founder of Powered by Feel. He has interviewed and worked with hundreds of world-class performers in sports, business, aeronautics, the military, and education. He is the author of The Most Important Lesson No One Ever Taught Me, A Pearl's Promise, and Powered By Feel. Newburg lives in Colorado and Florida, continuing to be active by bicycling and rollerblading.