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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.
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...
When I finished the book, I hoped they had a Kindle Blog going, so I could keep up with their continuing advice and development, but was disappointed. Now I'm looking for another book to build on this one, and my search has been fruitless so far. Really, I'd just like to continue reading what Dimity and Sarah have to say next, but I'm not interested in training for Marathons, so I don't think their other book is for me. :(
At any rate, I'd like to recommend this book to all newly running women. It is extremely informative, informational and personal. And I'd like to thank the authors for writing it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a mom, you may feel guilty about taking time for yourself...this book reassures you that you are in fact doing the right things not only for you but your family! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cynthia Vissers
Got this for my wife. She loves it. Very practical look at running and maintaining a family/work life.Published 7 months ago by Bart A Smith
Definitely wasn't looking for humble bragging about exercise addictions and Brazilian waxing optionsPublished 15 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 17 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 22 months ago by Quynh Tran