Books for the Pathetic Runner!

David Johndrow is a lot things - it all depends on who you ask. Most would agree he is a caffeine fueled, sushi-eating storyteller, artist, writer, musician, dreamer and world traveler - and marathoner. That, however, is only a list of what he does. What makes Davidís writing unique? His passion; even more so his inspiring story of survival from congestive heart failure blended with a dose of light-hearted humor. Thatís all you need to know about Mr. Johndrow. The rest is found within the pages of his books.

ICU to Marathon - Diaries of a Nearly Dead Man

An Amazon Top 100 (#28) Sports Humor book ICU to Marathon, is available on Amazon and B&N in both paperback and Kindle.

What can I say about ICU to Marathon: Diaries of a Nearly Dead Man? Words like witty, brilliant and genius come to mind...but since David hasn't sent me another check I'll have to stop there! Seriously, this was one of the most encouraging and inspirational reads I've had the privilege of picking up in a while. Reading about how far David has come and what he has accomplished is nothing short of amazing. And add to this his story telling abilities and wit and you have a winner in this book. This is a must read for anyone who wants to make the "can't" in their life smaller! Rev. Bobby Daniel, LA

Pathetic Runner - Daily Devotional

Coming to Amazon in late 2016!

Here is to getting better a day at a time! Everything I read about running was too far above my level. Much of it still is. No one wrote a book for heart trauma survivors or overweight, middle-aged misfits like myself. Somehow I seemed to collect pathetic runners by the dozen once I admitted to the world that I didn't know what the heck I was doing.

I was clumsy, slow and fat! Someone who ran 3 WHOLE miles just seemed like an alien to me. Add to the self-doubt that I had, and I could only be called pathetic. I should have just given up before I started. I didn't!


Pathetic Runner - Guide to the Galaxy

Due out in spring 2017!

This book represents nearly five years of personal running experience. My experience will not be your experience, and yours will not be mine. As I previously wrote, we are all different in our molecular biochemistry. I didn't really write that, nor do I know what it means. However, it did sound brainy.

The real reason for this book is that I am a pathetic runner. I was desperately out of shape. When I was released from the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in April of 2011, I huffed and puffed to walk a half a block from my home and back including a rest stop. Then I slept for three hours...

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