Coloradan Magazine Archives

University of Colorado Boulder

Don’t Hate Running

Lawrence Rodriguez (PhDPsych’03) depicts a half marathon experience like none other in his humorous novel Don’t Hate Running. After main character Guss Zamdra is no longer able to keep his architecture business open, he becomes more interested in reinventing foolishness and mastering immaturity than in staying healthy. His wife Lucy, an avid runner and manager of an upscale running store in La Jolla California, helps her train-wreck husband get into the best shape of his life after he professes that he wants to run a half marathon with her.