Scott Douglas Is A True Believer That Running Is Therapy


It’s safe to say that most runners have read something that my guest has written.

Scott Douglas

Scott Douglas is a contributing editor at Runner’s World as well as an author of numerous running books.

His most recent book, Running is My Therapy,  addresses the many mental benefits running has.

Persistance  Pays

From his beginning years as a runner to today, Scott has run over 100,000-lifetime miles.

During that first run, it became apparent to Scott that without knowing it he had been looking for running his entire childhood.

After running competitively in high school and college, Scott’s passion for the sport transitioned to his career.

Persistence came in the form of a freelance job writing for Runner’s World and Running Times.

By the mid-90’s he had been offered a position as an editor and found himself getting paid to have experiences he only dreamed of.

Covering major races and meeting elite runners were only a few of the many perks Scott found himself doing.

Running Is My Therapy

Running is My Therapy by Scott Douglas

Running is My Therapy is Scott’s most recent book and it has a very personal message.

His goal was to express what it’s like for someone to run for the mental health benefits it provides.

Scott has lived with depression from a young age and has experienced first hand how running has made a difference.

His book not only delves into his personal experiences but also the clinical studies connecting running and mental health.

Consistent running may not be a cure-all, but there is solid evidence that it can be as effective or more effective than medications or psychotherapy.

Scott’s hope is that others may relate to some of their own experiences in reading his reflections.


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