By Jacqui Louise Swallow

The Bipolar Runner

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8 October 2024

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Jacqui Louise Swallow has lived with bipolar disorder all her life, battling crippling anxiety, debilitating depression, and destructive, whirlwind manic episodes.

The only thing that has consistently helped her, more than medication, practicing gratitude, or mindfulness, is running.

What began as a few small steps through tears and inertia culminated in Jacqui completing the Melbourne Marathon in 2023. At her pace, this accomplishment meant roughly six hours of continuous running. 

This is the story of her journey—one of pushing and challenging herself, defying expectations, and achieving something truly exceptional.

More Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Published: October 2024
  • ISBN:  978-1-923236-11-0
  • ISBN: 978-1-923236-12-7 (ePub)
  • Weight: 0.4kg
  • Size:  216mm x 140mm
  • Pages:  TBC
  • Imprint: Pepper Press

About Author

Jacqui Louise Swallow is a dedicated mum and teacher's aide who has lived with bipolar disorder since her teenage years and more recently has also been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and generalised anxiety disorder. Now in her 40s, she has found running to be the most effective way to manage her symptoms. A park runner, in 2023, she took on the challenge of the Melbourne Marathon, embracing the 6+ hour endurance run at her own pace.

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Regular price $29.99
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