Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run

Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run

by Kristin Armstrong
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Mile Markers: The 26.2 Most Important Reasons Why Women Run by Kristin Armstrong

In Mile Markers, Runner's World contributing editor Kristin Armstrong captures the ineffable and timeless beauty of running, the importance of nurturing relationships with those we love, and the significance of reflecting on our experiences. This collection considers the most important reasons women run, celebrating the inspiring passion runners have for their sport and illustrating how running fosters a vitally powerful community. With unique wit, refreshing candor, and disarming vulnerability, Armstrong shares her conviction that running is the perfect parallel for marking the milestones of life. From describing running a hardfought race with her tightly-knit group of sweat sisters, to watching her children participate in the sport for the very first time, Armstrong infuses her experiences with a perspective of hope that every moment is a chance to become a stronger, wiser, more peaceful woman. Running threads these touching stories together, and through each of them we are shown the universal undercurrents of inspiration, growth, grace, family, empowerment, and endurance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609613419
Publisher: Rodale
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 221,569
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

KRISTIN ARMSTRONG is a mother, a writer, and a runner. She has written five previous books, and her work has appeared in USA Today, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parenting, and the Austin American-Statesman. She is a contributing editor for Runner's World magazine and keeps a weekly blog, Mile Markers, on www.runnersworld.com. Kristin has run seven marathons and one ultramarathon. She lives in Austin, Texas, and Santa Barbara, California, with her three children, Luke, Grace, and Isabelle.

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Mile Markers 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With well written thoughts like this every women will want to run!
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Very inspiring and an enjoyable read.....love her ideas of scripture miles and dedicating each mile to someone.....trying this on my next half marathon.....
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runningismymid-lifecrisis More than 1 year ago
i've always enjoyed kirstin's contributions to RUNNERS WORLD mag. she takes the joy of running to a whole deeper level. i just finished this book and have already bought 2 for my fellow sister runners. there is so much that touched my heart....some lines brought tears to my eyes. this book is not a HOW TO RUN book.....but a book for a woman who runs....who has found frienships with other runners.....and "gets" the joy of running and pushing our bodies to make a goal (whether a 5k or an ultra). it's a collection of short stories....so i was able to put it down.....and finish it later in the week. (that's why i only gave 4 stars) but i DO plan on reading it again. great book.
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MARIETTAGIRL More than 1 year ago
Kristin is someone to be admired. Through the book she talks about runs she has been on, friendships she has developed and how she has become stronger mentally and physically. It was an okay read, but not something I could not put down. The book was rather disjointed, more like a series of articles she has written for a magazine (which she does). So, I am giving it a "3" because she does write with a sense of humor. She is very likable. I did not learn anything about running or why I should run. So, if you are looking for tips or inspiration for yourself, this is not the book. If you are looking to learn why Kristin runs, then this is for you.
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Katie Shelton More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for anyone who has a passion for running at any level. Articulate and full of humor, Armstrong captures the essence of why running is such a valuable part of our lives. I especially enjoyed how she relates running to life. The book left me inspired and motivated to improve as a runner and a person.