Running Away is the story of how one decision can alter the course of a life. Knocked down by a divorce and inspired by his father, Powell decided to change his mindset and circumstances. He moved to Boulder and began running in earnest for the first time in his life. Over the 26.2 chapters that follow, Powell grapples with his past relationships, gaining insight and hard-won discipline that give him hope for the future.
About the Author: Robert Andrew Powell’s journalism has appeared in Harper’s, Howler, the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Slate, Mother Jones, Inc., 5280, Runner’s World, the Kansas City Star, on public radio’s This American Life with Ira Glass, and in The Best American Sports Writing anthology. He has won a James Beard Award for his food writing and has twice been a finalist for the Livingston Award. He lives in Miami