Ladies & Gents:
Tomorrow! The big day is tomorrow! Well…sorta. Despite Amazon releasing the book early, which prompted other outlets to start selling the book early, tomorrow is what I'm still considering the official launch day of Running: A Love Story. And boy do I have some updates.
First though: above is me at the Adrenaline 5k. It was a two race weekend: I ran that on Saturday and then mom and I ran the Ocean Drive 10 Miler on Sunday. I ran that 10 miler for the ninth time (spoiler alert: my first time running it is in the book) and my mom ran it for her second time. I went into it on tired legs (see: my regular training) and everyone went into – directly – a headwind that gusted to 35 mph. But we made it. At least these two Millers did, and mom fast enough that she beat her predicted time by at least eight minutes, which meant I missed her crossing because, well, I was in the bathroom. Whoops.
But onto real book stuff!
1. Tomorrow, I'm taking over the Instagram account of Women's Running Magazine. I will absolutely be sharing at least one picture of my dog. It wouldn't be an authentic experience otherwise.
3. Also tomorrow: my party! If you're in the South Jersey area and would like to come, it starts at 6:30 at the Haddonfield Running Company.
3. The pre-order campaign ends tonight. So if you pre-ordered the book, and haven't sent in your receipt, please do. You can win stuff.
Jen Promotes Her Book
"Collingswood runner, writer launches memoir" in The Courier Post
"South Jersey runner uses her love of running to write memoir" on SNJ Today. That's me on the tee vee. I did this spot after a nine mile speed workout, rushing through a shower and trying to wrangle my hair into something respectable. Sorry hair.
People Review Jen's Book
"No matter what your personal relationship is with running (mine is something like, Running: A Friend I Should Probably Call…) I think you'll relate to Jen and be entertained & encouraged by her book." Trish Ryan on her blog
"Put simply, this is the movie Inside Out in book form." Scott Parteinheimer on I Thought They Said Rum
"Her struggles and relationships are things I think we can all relate to. And that, coupled with her casual tone and accessible nature, helps create a narrative that I don't think you have to be in love with running to identify with." Marie Lewis on Cheaper Than Therapy
From the Blog
Week 12: TV and races
None! I'm busy working on some stories that require legwork. I'm sure they'll all come out at once and you'll be flooded. Such is the way the biz goes.
What I'm Reading
I am flipping back and forth between Amby Burfoot's The First Ladies of Running and the fourth Outlander book, Drums of Autumn. I've been reading Outlander with gaps of time in between. I've had Drums for Autumn for some time, but these books are a commitment. My version clocks in at 880 pages. But a step out of reality is a good thing right now. When I want something in shorter bites, I'm reading Burfoot's book. It's also figuring into something I'm writing right now, but that's all I'll say about it for the time being.
What I'm Watching
I finished House of Cards (even though hI'm not *quite* done with my taxes) and am back on Doc Martin. I have a few things on the to-watch list that just came out, but they're all quite dark. Levity works right now.
There will be a special edition of the Jen A. Miller update coming out later this week with information about the spring book tour. So more of me this week. Lucky you!