Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity

Run Like a Mother: How to Get Moving--and Not Lose Your Family, Job, or Sanity

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by Dimity McDowell, Sarah Bowen Shea
     
 

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The Girlfriend's Guide to Running.


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

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The Girlfriend's Guide to Running.


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 a run. Because the authors are multihyphenates themselves, Run Like a Mother is driven by their own running expertise and real-world experience in ensuring that running is part of their lives.
More than a book, Run Like a Mother is essentially a down-to-earth, encouraging conversation with the reader on all things running, with the overall goal of strengthening a woman's inner athlete. Of course, real achievement is a healthy mix of inspiration and perspiration, which is why the authors have grounded Run Like a Mother in a host of practical tips on shoes, training, racing, nutrition, and injuries, all designed to help women balance running with their professional and personal lives.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740785351
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
03/23/2010
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
276,034
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet 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.

Online:

anothermotherrunner.com

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.

Online:

anothermotherrunner.com

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Run Like a Mother 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
runningmomPA More than 1 year ago
Given to me by my running buddy, another mom. We love this book and have discussed it inside and out during our runs. Funny, informative and inspirational! This book has helped to inspire me to go from mostly coach potato to half marathoning mommy. Thanks Dimity and Sarah!
justreadCJ More than 1 year ago
I'm a beginning runner in my early forties. I found the book via a blog and really enjoyed it. Definitely made me want to get out and do more. Good advice and personal stories.
might-as-well-farm More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful book about the challenges of balancing a family with running as a hobby. I felt an instant connection to these women as well as all mother's who struggle to raise a family and maintain a piece of themselves. Also packed full of great tips and information from clothing, to shoes, to accessories to training. I bought a copy for all of my running friends. Can't wait for Train Like A Mother to come out!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent! Easy to read, relate to, and enjoy. Have read it twice already! Helps me to feel even better about running and being a great Mommy and Wife too. The chapters are written so that you can focus on one topic at a time. Highly motivational and entertaining:)
Mlw3boys More than 1 year ago
If you're just starting to run, if you've been running, if you're a mom or not this one is awesome!!! It's funny and inspirational!! Every chapter I read I couldn't wait to get out for a run again! This is very fun and easy to read!! They are coming out with a new one spring 2012!!! So I am anxiously awaiting the next book!!
Elizabeth Ortiz More than 1 year ago
Just started running and reading this book...i can totally relate to being a busy mom and loving your kids but wanting to take some time for me...can't wait to keep reading!
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Bcatgray More than 1 year ago
Great read. These mothers got down to the nitty gritty of running. Nothing was too embarrassing or too trivial to discuss. I love their sense of humor and their motherly advice. This is now my "go to" book when I need inspiration to get out of the bed and lace up my shoes.
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