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  • Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run | Alexandra Heminsley

    Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Alexandra Heminsley
    • Narrated By Elizabeth Sastre
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    Until five years ago, Alexandra Heminsley was decidedly not a runner. Nor was she athletic in any sense of the word. She was an ordinary, curvy woman who was convinced that sports of any kind, especially running, were beyond her. But she's made running part of her life, and gets to reap the rewards: not just the obvious things, like a touch of weight loss, health and glowing skin, but self-belief, and immeasurable daily pleasure.

    Maria says: "Meh... not what I thought..."
  • Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim | Alexandra Heminsley

    Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexandra Heminsley
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    "It's a meditative act," they said. But it's far from meditative for Alexandra Heminsley when yet another wave slams into her face. It's survival. When she laced up her shoes in Running Like a Girl, all she had to do to become a runner was to get out there and run. But swimming is something else entirely. The water is all-consuming, confusing her every move, sabotaging every breath. Determined, Alexandra will learn to adapt, find new strengths, and learn to work with the water.

  • Running Like a Girl | Alexandra Heminsley

    Running Like a Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Alexandra Heminsley
    • Narrated By Alexandra Heminsley
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    Alexandra had high hopes: the arse of an athlete, the waist of a supermodel, the speed of a gazelle. Defeated by gyms and bored of yoga, she decided to run. Her first attempt did not end well. Six years later, she has run five marathons in two continents. But, as her dad says, you run with your head as much as with your legs.

    Dee Reyes says: "Best running book ever!"
  • Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim | Alexandra Heminsley

    Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Alexandra Heminsley
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    It may have been because she could run. It may have been because she wanted to swim, or perhaps because she only ever did 10 minutes of breaststroke at a time. But, as she learned one day while flailing around in the sea, she really couldn't. Believing that a life lived fully isn't one with the most money earned, the most stuff bought or the most races won but one with the most experiences experienced the most fully, she decided to conquer her fear of the water.

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