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Running Ransom Road: Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time

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andldquo;Running Ransom Road is Caleb Daniloffandrsquo;s unblinking, ultimately triumphant account of his journey from mean, hopeless drunk back to humanity and himselfandmdash;through distance running. Itandrsquo;s a searing tale of spiritual redemptionandmdash;one marathon, one mile, one brave, difficult step at a time.andrdquo;andmdash;Steve Friedman, co-author of New York Times bestseller Eat and Run and author of the memoir Lost on Treasure Island

For fifteen years, the words that best described Caleb Daniloff were andldquo;drunk,andrdquo; andldquo;addict,andrdquo; and andldquo;abuser.andrdquo; These days, the best word to describe him is andldquo;runner.andrdquo;

In Running Ransom Road, the long-since-sober Daniloff confronts his past by setting out to run races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc during that lost period of his life. As he competes in marathons from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, he explores his old destructive life and how runningandrsquo;s sobering and inspiring effects have changed him for the better. In doing so, he connects with others like him, illuminating the connection between addiction and running. Running Ransom Road is at once a memoir of addiction, finding oneself, and learning to push past barriers both physical and emotional.

andldquo;Just as Caleb Daniloffandrsquo;s life was about to tumble into the abyss of addiction, he was lucky enough to discover he liked to run, simply for himself. In Running Ransom Road, his captivating narrative describes a journey of personal redemption that, fortunately for us, he is willing to share.andrdquo;andmdash;Frank Shorter, Olympic marathon gold medalist

Synopsis:

In this searing and inspiring memoir, a runner, now 13 years sober, confronts his past in a bib number and pair of running shoes, completing seven marathons in a year's time

Synopsis:

For fifteen years, the words that best described Caleb Daniloff were “drunk,” “addict,” and “abuser.” These days, the best word to describe him is “runner.”

In Running Ransom Road, the long-since-sober Daniloff confronts his past by setting out to run races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc during that lost period of his life. As he competes in marathons from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, he explores his old destructive life and how runnings sobering and inspiring effects have changed him for the better. In doing so, he connects with others like him, illuminating the connection between addiction and running. Running Ransom Road is at once a memoir of addiction, finding oneself, and learning to push past barriers both physical and emotional.

Synopsis:

The monikers drunk, addict, abuser, and boozehound were Caleb Daniloffandrsquo;s for fifteen years. Now, the introduction that fits him best is My name is Caleb and I am a runner.

In Running Ransom Road, Daniloff, many years sober, confronts his past by setting out, over the course of eighteen months, to run marathons in the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. Competing from Boston to New York, Vermont to Moscow, Daniloff explores the sobering and inspiring effects of running as he traverses the trails of his former self, lined with dark bars, ratty apartments, lost loves, and lost chances. With each race he comes to understand who he is, and by extension who he was, and he finds he is not alone. There are countless souls in sneakers running away from something, or better, running past and through whatever it is that haunts them.

In this powerful story of ruin, running, and redemption, Daniloff illuminates the connection between running and addiction and shows that the road to recovery is an arduous but conquerable one. Strapping on a pair of Nikes won't banish all your demons, but it can play an important role in maintaining a clean life. For Daniloff, sweat, strained lungs, and searing muscles are among the paving stones of empowerment, and, if he's lucky, perhaps even self-forgiveness.

About the Author

CALEB DANILOFFandnbsp;has written for Runnerand#8217;s World and The Boston Globe. He has been a commentator on Vermont Public Radio and contributed to NPR's All Things Considered. Recipient of the 2005 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. Literary Prize, he runsandnbsp;thirty to fortyandnbsp;miles a week.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Longfellow Bridge Loopand#8195;xiii

Cambridge, Massachusetts and#8226; March 2008

1. 113th Boston Marathonand#8195;3

Boston, Massachusetts and#8226; Monday, April 20, 2009

2. 21st KeyBank Vermont City Marathon

and Marathon Relayand#8195;35

Burlington, Vermont and#8226; Sunday, May 24, 2009

3. 29th Asics Moscow International

Peace Marathon and 10Kand#8195;61

Moscow, Russia and#8226; Sunday, September 13, 2009

4. 119th Bemis-Forslund Pie Race (4.3 Miles)and#8195;119

Gill, Massachusetts and#8226; Sunday, October 18, 2009

5. 40th ING New York City Marathonand#8195;145

New York, New York and#8226; Sunday, November 1, 2009

6. 2nd Middlebury Maple Run (Half Marathon)and#8195;173

Middlebury, Vermont and#8226; Sunday, April 25, 2010

7. 35th Marine Corps Marathonand#8195;201

Washington, DC and#8226; Sunday, October 31, 2010

Epilogue: Arsenal Bridge Routeand#8195;225

Cambridge, Massachusetts and#8226; June 24, 2011

Acknowledgmentsand#8195;231

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547450056
Subtitle:
Confronting the Past, One Marathon at a Time
Author:
Daniloff, Caleb
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20121009
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6-7 maps
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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In this searing and inspiring memoir, a runner, now 13 years sober, confronts his past in a bib number and pair of running shoes, completing seven marathons in a year's time
"Synopsis" by , For fifteen years, the words that best described Caleb Daniloff were “drunk,” “addict,” and “abuser.” These days, the best word to describe him is “runner.”

In Running Ransom Road, the long-since-sober Daniloff confronts his past by setting out to run races in each of the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc during that lost period of his life. As he competes in marathons from Boston to Vermont to Moscow, he explores his old destructive life and how runnings sobering and inspiring effects have changed him for the better. In doing so, he connects with others like him, illuminating the connection between addiction and running. Running Ransom Road is at once a memoir of addiction, finding oneself, and learning to push past barriers both physical and emotional.

"Synopsis" by ,
The monikers drunk, addict, abuser, and boozehound were Caleb Daniloffandrsquo;s for fifteen years. Now, the introduction that fits him best is My name is Caleb and I am a runner.

In Running Ransom Road, Daniloff, many years sober, confronts his past by setting out, over the course of eighteen months, to run marathons in the cities where he once lived and wreaked havoc. Competing from Boston to New York, Vermont to Moscow, Daniloff explores the sobering and inspiring effects of running as he traverses the trails of his former self, lined with dark bars, ratty apartments, lost loves, and lost chances. With each race he comes to understand who he is, and by extension who he was, and he finds he is not alone. There are countless souls in sneakers running away from something, or better, running past and through whatever it is that haunts them.

In this powerful story of ruin, running, and redemption, Daniloff illuminates the connection between running and addiction and shows that the road to recovery is an arduous but conquerable one. Strapping on a pair of Nikes won't banish all your demons, but it can play an important role in maintaining a clean life. For Daniloff, sweat, strained lungs, and searing muscles are among the paving stones of empowerment, and, if he's lucky, perhaps even self-forgiveness.

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