Run Through Barriers

Nita Sweeney (author of Depression Hates a Moving Target) praises writer Clint Adam Lovell’s book for using running to teach universal lessons.

Book Review: Run Through Barriers by Clint Adam Lovell

In his nonfiction book, Run Through Barriers: How overcoming obstacles to running will transform your health, boost your energy, and rewind your fitness ageClint Adam Lovell demolishes every reason why you thought you might not be able to run. Instead, he provides many reasons why you should.

I’m happy he didn’t title it “Stop with the Excuses Already” even though he could have. He’s much more gentle a soul than that and I’m grateful. But that’s what the book does. Chapter by chapter, “barrier” by “barrier,” the author dispels any reason (ahem) someone might offer for why they can’t or aren’t running.


Using real life examples from his running journey as well as those of other people, he dismantles the things we tell ourselves and paves the way for anyone to hit the road or trail for years to come. And once he’s done that, he offers a sensible training plan to make sure you meet your running goals.

The final chapter (no spoilers here) is especially needed right now. He has lived a lot of life, run a lot of miles, met a lot of people. And he generously shares the wisdom we need to keep our feet moving.

Although he wrote a “running” book, he offers universal lessons. His wisdom applies to nearly any movement form and much of the rest of life as well. I’m so grateful I picked it up when I did. I was gifted this book while in a slump. Little did the giver know how much I needed it.

Thank you for this treasure.

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Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney

Depression Hates a Moving Target

How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink (Running Depression and Anxiety Therapy, Bipolar)

It’s never too late to chase your dreams. Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, 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.

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