Running 26.2 miles (or more) can be daunting for many, but it is magical for Taryn Spates. In 35 by 35: A Runner's Quest, Spates takes us on her journey from her first inspiration through her greatest triumph, sharing the peaks and valleys she experiences as she grows from a young college graduate to a parent and professional in the entertainment industry while maintaining her true identity as a marathon runner. Spates's story is funny, heartfelt, and inspiring. She captures every nuance and emotion experienced throughout a marathon race and the marathon of life.
Taryn Spates is a writer and runner who lives for story telling and adventure. She is a daughter, sister, wife, stepmother and California native currently living in the majestic San Fernando Valley. Taryn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to pursue a career in Visual Effects in film and television production. She wrote her first book after being inspired to run thirty-five marathons by the time she turned thirty-five years old.