Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink
Nita Sweeney, a member of 50 States Half Marathon Club, has written a running and mental health memoir, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running with My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink. Here's a brief summary and a direct link if you would like to buy the book on Amazon. It's available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, and from other retailers as well.
At 49, grief-stricken, chronically depressed and overweight, Nita Sweeney could barely walk around the block. When a high school friend posted she'd taken up running, Nita was intrigued, "But depression clung to me like a shroud." Months later, not wanting to die, she picked up a digital kitchen timer, leashed up her yellow Labrador retriever, and went to a secluded ravine to jog for sixty seconds. Her running and mental health memoir tells how, despite panic attacks, depressive episodes, and physical injuries, she went from coach to marathon with the help of her faithful dog.