Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Well, This Makes Me Feel Much Better!

It's amazing how the convergence of great spring weather, the end of intensive grant deadlines, and the gradual drying up of chest mucus can restore one's natural joie de vivre. I hadn't been depressed exactly, but the joie de vivre had been hiding out in the garage or somewhere. And then this evening I came home from work and a little shopping jaunt to Target (a bunch of spring-y t-shirts and some white denim cropped jeans) to find a medium sized box on the coffee table. Closer examination revealed exotic stamps and distinctly foreign handwriting.

It was my book! My German book. So Kommen Sie in Schwung: Triathlon
für Couchpotatoes. This title was the result of several transatlantic phone calls and a lot of frantic emails around the print deadline. I ended up really liking this. "So Kommen Sie in Schwung" means "Get into the Swing" or "get into the groove" or even "get going." And "Triathlon für Couchpotatoes" means, well, pretty much what you would think. I love that part. And, as you can see from the photo, Tim now has his first book cover!

Thanks so much, Nicole and Sportwelt Verlag for making this happen. A great lift and an inspiration to me to get my butt out the door on my half day off tomorrow.


  1. Yay! Herzlichen Glückwunsch! I hope you're feeling better. My husband and younger daughter have been participating in the mucu-lypmics, too, and that has had my joie de vivre hiding out with yours somewhere. I'm happy for your news, though, and glad to hear you're on the mend! :)

  2. Congratulations on your German publication!! Very cool. I'm sure your books will inspire in ANY language! And very happy that you are feeling better. :-)

    Take Care!
    Running on Heavy

  3. Congrats!! I may read "SFT" again to re-motivate :)

    Don't remember if I told you already, but I wrote a book review for you for a graduate professional writing course this spring. Would love to share with you, if you are open to it!

  4. Hey Jayne, I have set up a scheduled blog post for tomorrow with the image of your book on it. Hope that's ok.. It is a staple of my world now and I recommend it to everyone, especially new triathletes.