"Their funny, frank stories and tips for beginners and runners alike ... Will convince you that lacing up is one of the best things a mother can do for herself and her family in her daily race." --Redbook
"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 dedicated if not natural runner, Dimity McDowell writes regularly about sports and fitness for a range of magazines, including Runner's World
and ESPN: The Magazine
. She lives and runs (at 5,280 feet) in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Grant, two kids, and two dogs.
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.