What began three years ago as a running blog to promote Twenty-four Years to Boston has morphed into a medium to share information and ideas about everything from street art to writing to hiking the Appalachian Trail. I never planned Rite2Run to be a typical running blog. Consequently, my readers and followers include poets, vegetarian cooks, photographers, hikers, cyclists, motorcyclist, writers, fellow-bloggers, adventurers, and oddly enough, even a few runners. And for that I am glad. All are welcome here.
I wrote early this year that I would be spending more time on my writing blog Rite2Scribe and website Writings by Jim Brennan. The transition has been slow, but it is moving in that direction. Some reader asked if I will continue to write about running. My answer is this: There was a time I considered myself a runner who writes, now I consider myself a writer who runs. Running is part of who I am, so yes, it will continue to work its way into my writing.
I plan to release the eBook version of Twenty-four Years to Boston by the end of November. Getting the book on the market will be the easy part, getting the word out will take much more work. So pass the word along once the book is available, which I will announce here.
If you’ve read my memoir you know it’s not just about running. It’s about growing up in a blue-collar Philly neighborhood, working at the shipyard on the waterfront, barely graduating from high school, getting a college degree the old fashion way, (going to night classes,) drinking Guinness in corner pubs, hanging out with the guys, raising a family, finding success in the workplace, all weaved into distance running and the quest to run the Boston Marathon.