Taking up the sport of long distance running as a cure for a midlife crisis is one thing, but to persist with it for a further 15 years is quite another. That the author chose to indulge a modest interest in such pursuits, and then continue with it was as much a surprise to himself as anyone else.
To diarise the high, low and 'meh' moments encountered along the way for a decade and a half is a worthy effort, but then that's perhaps because - according to Graham - he discovered the real meaning of life in the process.
For anyone navigating the difficult maze of choice between a midlife crisis Lamborghini or the running shoes, Graham's advice is simple, even if the reasons for choosing running over the supercar must be discovered for yourself. This, he says, is done through the simple but challenging act of lacing up some running shoes, heading out the door and into the unknown. There you may find the real reasons why so many, like Graham, are combatting their mortality and finding the answers on the damp streets, the rocky trails and even on the treadmills of the runner's world.
Or, as he puts it: Run on; run as long and as far as you can. It's worth every step.