Bob Schwartz is the author of five books and a freelance writer whose popular articles have been published in over 200 magazines. His humorous essays on running have appeared in more than 40 national and international running magazines and regional magazines, including Runner’s World and Running Fitness.
I Run, Therefore I Am—Nuts!, a hilarious look at the sport of running, has become a best-selling book, and his books have been finalists in the humor category of the USA Book News Awards, the ForeWord Book Awards, the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, and the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Bob has also won the Gold Award from Parenting Publications of America for his humorous essays on family life. Bob has presented humorous talks at races throughout the United States.
Bob lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan, with his wife, Robin, and three children. He graduated from the University of Colorado and received his law degree from the University of Oregon. In addition to his writing, he is the CEO of the Here to Help Foundation (www.heretohelpfoundation.org), which he operates with his wife.
Bob raised over $50,000 through an ultramarathon benefiting the Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery and received the Dove Award from The Arc for implementing a basketball program for people with physical and mental disabilities. Bob also received the Avadenka Award from the State Bar of Michigan for his community service. He founded the Cheetahs Running Club in the Berkley School District of Michigan, for which he was awarded a grant from the Saucony Run for Good Foundation.
In the universal language of runners, Bob has PRs of 2:42:13 for the marathon, 34:18 for the 10K, 1:16:08 for the half marathon, and 58 seconds for the third-grade potato sack races.
Part I It’s All in the Approach to Make Your Runs Beyond Reproach
Chapter 1 Much Ado About Something
Chapter 2 Watch, What You Say To Me!
Chapter 3 We Could All Use a Little More Common Dense
Chapter 4 HIIT Me With My Best Shot
Part II Who’s Running With Me?
Chapter 5 Solitary Refinement
Chapter 6 Look At Me Now
Chapter 7 Forecast: Partly Cloudy, Good Chance of Pain
Chapter 8 Every Dog Has Its Way
Part III Lacing ’Em Up and Laying ’Em Down
Chapter 9 What Are the Odds That Older and Slower Equals Better?
Chapter 10 Count Me in on Counting Me Out
Chapter 11 Refraining From Explaining
Chapter 12 Log Me In
Part IV The Road to Injury Is Paved With Foolish Intentions
Chapter 13 Runner, Heal Thyself!
Chapter 14 The Impact Of Nonimpact
Chapter 15 Behind Every Comeback Is a Foolhardy Failure
Chapter 16 Malady Malfeasance
Part V From the Back of the Pack to the Fleet-Footed Elite, Runners Are Not Run of the Mill
Chapter 17 If the Shoe Fits, Snare It!
Chapter 18 Running Is Elementary, My Dear
Chapter 19 Do What They Say and Watch the Day Zip Away
Chapter 20 Gesticulate in Kind
Part VI The Nonthinking Person’s Guide to the Path of Least Resistance
Chapter 21 Do What You Want to Do
Chapter 22 Giving Yourself the Benefit of No Doubt
Chapter 23 More Than a Feeling
Chapter 24 The Time Is Now
Part VII The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Nonrunning Runner
Chapter 25 Woe Is Knee!
Chapter 26 The Arms Have It
Chapter 27 Scope Me Out
Part VIII Jack of No Trades, Master of Run
Chapter 28 Lessons Learned, Lessons Spurned
Chapter 29 Who Can Leap Standing Water in a Single Bound?
Chapter 30 Phoning It In
Chapter 31 Fashionable Fartleks
Part IX Enjoying the View on the Competitive Drive
Chapter 32 To Thine Own Self Be You
Chapter 33 Climb Every Mountain, or at Least a Small Mound Now and Then
Chapter 34 Just Lose, Baby!
Chapter 35 Faster-Finishing Counterparts
Part X The Legs Have It! Don’t Be De-Feeted
Chapter 36 May the Stick Be With You!
Chapter 37 Not Fully Baring My Sole
Chapter 38 The Rhythm of the Run
Chapter 39 Getting the Bends for Bending