When I Looked Back, It Was 21 Already is an introspective account of how long-distance running helped me learn life lessons. I started running at seventeen—a fat teenager with low self-esteem. Running groomed me into a confident young lady, ready to step out of my comfort zone. Several incidents in life helped me learn the art of running better; likewise, running has taught me a great deal about life. Read on, as this book draws these striking comparisons and life lessons drawn from my experiences with life and running.