Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running
More than 11 million women run regularly, a number that's growing every year. They tend to be educated and affluent-the perfect audience for Sole Sisters.
Half of all runners are women, and they are changing the face of the sport. It's a social outlet, a healthful way to improve mental well-being, and an opportunity to form bonds with like-minded women.
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This book consisted of stories of different real-life women runners, from elite world-record-setting marathon runners to middle-aged recovering addict moms. There was even a 7-year-old girl in one of the stories (who seemed to have an impressive natural talent even at that young age). I enjoyed hearing different ...more
I started reading SOLE SISTERS several month ...more
Each of the stories in this book are inspiring, but not in the way I expected. I guess I expected more "running did such and such for me," but what I took away from it was the beauty of female friendship through running. However, there was definitely a lot of "running did such and such for me," and yes, I am inspired to get back to running.
This is an easy read, an inspiring re ...more
This one consists of several short-short stories about different women runners. The first story talks about two women who became friends and running partners. One had not run for 17 years and was now 34 years old and became an awesome runner. I haven't run for over 30 years, and it really does seem impossible to get there. I can barely jog -- and at the present I am a bit down as my back ha ...more
Fast, fun, easy read.
A Christmas present from MA.
This book is made up of chapters that are about all kinds of female runners. The stories are short and formulaic and somewhat inspirational. The writing was not all that good. There was no flow or "voice" in the writing. It read as something amateur, like a student's work. I went ahead and finished it.
Still, good for a short burst of feminine drive. As a mom, runner, and struggler throigh life, I enjoyed it and felt good stuff happen.
not sure what i was expecting, but it was basically a series of nice articles - all encouraging, feel-good etc. almost too much good stuff to read all the way through...felt like there should be a technical article between the heart warming stories to cleanse the palette a bit and make me appreciate them all :)