Written in diary form, Terry holds nothing back, and wryly recounts his journey from couch potato to a not so lean but extremely keen running machine. Along the way there's also good advice – or rather Terry's experience – on fund raising.
There are laugh out loud moments, "I sneaked off for a crafty 3.5 mile run without telling my legs or my brain …" moments of searing honesty, and also elation as the fat guy reaches and surpasses personal milestones. As Terry observes; a tough journey but ultimately rewarding. At the time of writing this review, I searched for my copy for a reference point, and the bad news is it has run away again. This book is obviously irresistible to marathon runners, or those who harbour a secret ambition to run a marathon.