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Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity Paperback – March 23, 2010
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"This book is entertaining and fun to read, full of helpful information (which is also good for non-mothers), and inspirational. The ultimate trifecta in a running book." --Fit Sugar
"The joys of motherhood and logging early-morning miles can coexist, as McDowell and Shea prove in their new book." --Fitness
"So for anyone who loves that moment of calm away from the harried life we live, and chooses to find it out on the trails or roads or wherever your two legs lead you, check out this book." --Self Magazine
"While anyone with a passion can relate to the book, it's especially validating and inspiring for people who have fallen in love with the slap-slap-slap of their feet hitting the ground, the time alone with their thoughts, everything that happens during a run." --Real Simple
About the Author
A veteran of eight marathons with a competitive streak a mile long, Sarah Bowen Shea is a freelance writer specializing in fitness, health, gear, and parenting. She contributes to a variety of publications, including Shape, SELF, Runner's World, Whole Living, and the New York Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, Jack, and three young children, including boy-girl twins.
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Top Customer Reviews
While I consider myself to be an intermediate runner with so much yet to learn, I felt like this book would be better suited for a beginner or someone considering running as exercise or sport. Throughout the book, the authors more or less spoke of their running lives beginning to present with tiny snipets of advice from running moms. I found myself focusing on which author's husbands name was Grant and who was John. And who had the twins? What about the 6 year old girl? I need to be able to place a face with a name when reading anything and feel like I can identify with the author. Not here. I was really hoping this would be a book that I'd want to read over and over and more importantly, I was hoping this book would be one I could purchase for a friend who is running the NY marathon for the first time so that she could find inspiration.
Sarah and Dimity are witty writers but I needed so much more from this book. I needed advice that I'd never heard before or maybe some training secrets to get me to my next PR.
Buy this book if you are a newbie to the sport or are just looking for a little chuckle. Forget about it otherwise. Goodwill is getting my copy...
This book is so utterly relatable, it is sick! Even as a newbie runner! The moments of "O-M-G! That is EXACTLY how I feel" were countless, as a mom, spouse, runner, wannabe writer and overall multi-tasking-life balancer.
The book inspired me, me made me laugh out loud causing my fellow commuter train riders to stop and stare (As soon as I would snort, I would hold up the book so everyone would get a peek...long enough for them to write down the title and and go buy it themselves!)
This is my go-to book for prezzies for my runner mama friends and has saved the day with some much needed inspiration after the oh-let-it-be-over ugly runs.
I savored every chapter like a rich ooey-gooey chocolately dessert and was thrilled to find more even more witty (and oh so true!) writing online through the blog runlikeamotherbook.com.
Seriously, check it out, you won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Got this for my wife. She loves it. Very practical look at running and maintaining a family/work life.Published 1 month ago by Bart A Smith
Definitely wasn't looking for humble bragging about exercise addictions and Brazilian waxing optionsPublished 10 months ago by M. Huntley
Awesome read! Everything written is SO true about a Mom runner. I just signed up for my first marathon and can't wait to accomplish it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the title "Run Like a Mother", the wording is easy to grasp the meaning and totally helpful on starting your initiative running motivation from this book.Published 16 months ago by Quynh Tran
I was disappointed by this book. I was looking for some advice on realistic running with a super busy life. Read morePublished 17 months ago by E. Wong
Such a great book! I didn't realize that I wasn't the only one who had those thoughts and feelings! The book gives real and practical advice but is also just so humorous. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Kristin J Lesh