The girlfriend's guide to running.
In Run Like a Mother, authors Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea offer both inspirational advice and practical strategies to help multitasking women make running part of their busy lives.
McDowell and Shea understand the various external and internal forces in everyday life that can unintentionally keep a wife - mother - working woman from lacing up her shoes and going for a run. Because the authors are multihyphenates themselves, Run Like a Mother is driven by their own running expertise and real-world experience in ensuring that running is part of their lives.
More than a book, Run Like a Mother is essentially a down-to-earth, encouraging conversation with the listener on all things running, with the overall goal of strengthening a woman's inner athlete. Of course, real achievement is a healthy mix of inspiration and perspiration, which is why the authors have grounded Run Like a Mother in a host of practical tips on shoes, training, racing, nutrition, and injuries, all designed to help women balance running with their professional and personal lives.
©2010 Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea (P)2014 Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea
As a newbie runner and mom of 2 elementary kids, I enjoyed the book a great deal. It's great to hear running tips and experiences from other moms who've been there, done that.
It did feel like a very "read" audiobook--lots of flat monotones--but these ladies write in a such an engaging way that their personalities shone through.
I usually do not care for books read by multiple people and at the beginning of this book I wasn't sure if I could finish the book. Quickly the readers (who are the authors) grew on me - they are funny, quick witted and real. Their stories made me laugh and inspired - to the point I ran a 3 mile trail run in the middle of no-where half way into a 5 hour drive! Their advice, warnings and tips are wonderful. Well worth the listen/read!
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