"Nita's brave, honest book imparts hard-won lessons on using running to combat depression." ―Scott Douglas, contributing writer for Runner's World and author of Running Is My Therapy
#1 Best Seller in Running & Jogging, Exercise & Fitness, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder
An unforgettable story of tenacity, running therapy, beating depression, and the companionship of a dog. The Dog Writers Association of America awarded Nita Sweeney a Maxwell Medallion for excellence in writing about the Human/Animal Bond for her memoir.
Running is my therapy. Before she discovered running therapy, Nita Sweeney was 49 years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using running, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn't know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.
It's the best therapy for depression. Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. You may learn that you can endure more than you think, and that there's no other depression therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet.
Depression Hates a Moving Target is a witty and poignant story of rediscovery. Whether you're born to run or just looking for rebirth:
If you loved running books like Born to Run or Let Your Mind Run, you'll love Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back from the Brink.