Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--And Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity
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...more
I'm not sure it's the greatest how to book. I am a recreational jogger, not a marathon trainer or even a race runner, and some of the terms and lingo went right by me. I think there are probably better, more dumbed down ...more
This is not a helpful book for a beginner runner. The authors are seasoned runners who have always been athletic and have marat ...more
Now, here's the thing--this book will NOT make you a good runner. This book will NOT help you run a distance you've never run before. This book will NOT change fundamental shortcomings you may have (like being the most unathletic person ever = me). Good, that's out of the way.
This book WILL inspire you to get out there and try. This book WILL motivate you to figure out way ...more
It isn't often that you read a book that creates such a call to action that you'd leap from bed, exhausted from a long day of parenting toddlers and slip on your running shoes for a quick fix. These ladies are not only accomplished athletes they are moms with jobs and passions all fueled by a love and dedication to running. Their honesty and dedication for both is hilarious, completely true and incredibly inspiring.
After reading "Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving - and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity" by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea, I feel like I know them personally. It's easy to understand why. They share their "soles" in this book (pardon the pun).
From Sarah just laying it out there from the get-go about her competitive streak (which in no way diminishes her likability but, more likely, enhances it as so many of us *cough* me *cough* have that sa ...more
Run Like a Mother is like getting a cup of coffee with a great new pal who happens to be a long time lover of your favorite new past time. They have been there, still are there, and not afraid to tell you honestly what it is like to be a mother and runner.
I knew I had to read this book after following their blog and finding a post on potty breaks and running. If they were going to honestly add ...more
I'm not sure who this book was written for... I don't know anyone who could relate to these authors - both writers for fitness magazines, and runners who fly all over the country for ...more
Its mostly full of anecdotal stories, horribly forced and nonsensical analogies and boasts of PRs. (Personal records)
For a book written by 2 freelance fitness writers, I did not feel like it was particularly well-written. It is not helpful for a beginner runner, as it is written with the assumption that all of the terminology is understood. I don't feel like they ever really get down to the matter of balancing motherhood and running, they just tell their o ...more
Let me explain:
The first half made me feel frustrated, annoyed, and (I'll admit it) jealous. Not everyone can hire a running trainer, and it seemed like these two authors had one for every race. Then I got green-eyed at all the talk of cross-training, daily runs, and PRs.
My thou ...more
At the same time, it seemed much more like personal anecdotes and chatty stories (memoir, perhaps?) than how-to or training advice. For examp ...more