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Running in the Back of the Pack
This story starts with Bettie's first run around the block and follows her running journey from 5Ks to ultras, from love to loss, from grief to healing, from her first marathon to more than 225 more. She's already logged more miles than she thought possible, and she's still going-on track to complete more than 70 this year. She runs in the back of the pack, where the view ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Wise Owl Publishing, LLC
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I met Bettie at The Dust Bowl Series in March of 2014. She and her sweetheart Jim were running. During the series Bettie got sick and was unable to run. Everyday, Jim would have us make a ham sandwich with extra mustard to take to her. I ext saw Bettie at the Riverboat Series where I ran with her awhile and she told me the wonderful story of how she and Jim came to become a couple. That in and of itself was a wonderful story, but after reading her memoir I realize that is just a sliver of the ...more