Join us on Saturday, June 10th from 12-2PM for an author signing with Rob Fryer, author of Running For Your Life: Exploring the Amazing Benefits of Regular Exercise.
For 76-year-old Rob Fryer, running is the perfect metaphor for life – set yourself goals and keep moving forward to reach them. He started running in 1974 to stay active, improve his overall fitness and sharpen his mental acuity. As a family man and professional juggling multiple responsibilities, his daily running routine gave him clarity, determination and a sense of physical and mental wellbeing that continues to this day. Over the past five decades, Rob estimates he’s worn through 250 pairs of Asics running shoes – a testament to his perseverance and commitment to put his health first.
As Rob’s morning runs blossomed into a lifelong passion, neither time nor location could stop him from lacing up his shoes and heading out. He has run the equivalent of two and a half times around the globe, including 120 marathons and ultramarathons as well as over a thousand shorter distance races. In his sixties and seventies, Rob has won numerous awards at local races.
Long fascinated by scientific studies into the benefits of regular exercise, whether that be running or another activity, Rob shares his insights in his new book Running For Your Life. He weaves together learnings from medical research with tales from his own experiences on the roads and trails he’s traversed across six continents over the years. Rob says that it’s never too late in life to start an exercise routine and enjoy the rewards.
Born in England and raised in South Africa as the oldest of three children, Rob followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a professional accountant at a leading international firm, where he stayed for 45 years after graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand. His career took him across the globe – with several transatlantic moves – before he settled in New Canaan, Connecticut with his wife and two children. Rob has visited nearly 60 countries on his business travels and never forgets to pack his running gear.