In writing and illustrating my new book, I Hate Running and You Can Too, I wanted to tackle lots of the “whys” and “hows” of distance running, for both longtime runners and people who are curious about doing their first 5K. The book is not so much about specific training plans and what shoes to wear, but why any sane person would, in the 21st century run any farther than they needed to catch a bus. I use more than 65 illustrations to make sense of things like procrastination, getting started from zero, setbacks, discomfort, comparing ourselves to other runners, and perspective on a hobby that seems weird to other people, and lots of times, to us too.
The following illustrations all appear in the book I Hate Running and You Can Too which is available for pre-order here, and ships March 16th.
From Chapter 13: “Loving Something Is Different Than Liking It”:
From Chapter 4: Compete (Against Yourself):
From Chapter 9, “Progress Is Not A Straight Line”:
From Chapter 7, “Inspiration Is Not A Strategy”:
From Chapter 8, “Write Your Own Definition of Success”:
From Chapter 11, “There Are No ‘Hacks’”:
To pre-order I Hate Running and You Can Too: How to Get Started, Keep Going, and Make Sense of an Irrational Passion, click here.