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Getting past the first 30 seconds [Kindle Edition]

Julie Creffield
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Book Description

Have you ever had dreams of becoming a runner? But had them smashed when you realised that you can't even manage 30 seconds of jogging without collapsing in a heaving mess.

Do you give up by telling yourself that its REALLY not going to happen? Or do you seek advice from someon who knows how tough it is but has found a way to overcome the initial barriers to running as an absolute beginner.

This book explains why the first 30 seconds of running is so incredibly hard, and offers some common sense tips and tricks to keep you going. It challenges you to get out there and simply run three times a week for three weeks using 5 simple strategies to see if you can notice an improvement and break that half minute barrier.

Is this book for me?

Started Couch25K but given up because it was too hard?
Too embarressed to run in public?
Afraid people will laugh and stare?
Worried about keeling over?

Then this is the book for you without a shadow of a doubt.

Although this book can help both male or females struggling to come to terms with the sport of running it does focus specifically on the barriers that many overweight women in particular face when heading out the door for a run. It may not promise you weightloss but it does promise to make you a happier and healthier person in your current body.

Who is the author?

Author Julie "Fattymustrun" Creffield is the brains behind the successful blog www.thefatgirlsguidetorunning.com where she supports overweight runners from all over the world to achieve their dreams. Having gone from a 20 stone, cheesecake eating party girl to a sub 6 hour London marathoner, she herself started from scratch too. So if anyone knows how difficult it is to run for 30 seconds straight as a beginner or returner she does. In this ebook she uses her 10 years of running experience to get you off to the best possible running start and beyond the point where most people call it a day and decide that running is not for them.

What are other people saying about this book

I wish I'd found this sooner! I finally worked some of this out myself but if I had read this first I'm pretty sure it would have been easier. Humorous and practical it's a must read for a beginner runner.

Inspirational, irreverent and funny book but gets the five main points across well. All that remains is to get running!

Julie is right, there is no magic wand or super secret you just gotta get out there and do it.

Download the book now and then join an awesome community of women over at www.facebook.com/thefatgirlsguidetorunning to take your running to the next level.


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Julie Creffield is a writer, project manager and entrepreneur from Stratford in East London. She has lived in the East End of London for most of her life and has a sharp eye for a juicy project or a funny angle on a story.

She says "I have always been a writer. I used to copy the letters off the SMA tins at nursery until the teachers realised what I was doing and gave me a book to copy from instead. I progressed to keeping diaries and writing short stories in my teens just to make my mum fret and my teachers laugh. Twenty years later I still haven't shook off my desire to write".

Julie has had a colourful working life as a theatre usher, salad packer, barmaid, youth arts worker, cultural facilitator and trainer. She has spent the last 8 years however working in various capacities on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games which took place literally yards from where she lives with her fiancé Fabian (who is also a writer) and young daughter Rose.

Julie is best known for her humerous writing about the issues facing plus sized runners and is the brains behind the successful blog www.thefatgirlsguidetorunning.com, where she supports plus sized runners from across the world, but she is also a freelance journalist, and short story writer too.

Last Orders is a collection of short stories she is writing at the moment inspired by the characters she has met along the way in East London and is due out in Spring 2014

When she is not writing, or running she can normally be found on the sofa eating

Keep an eye out in July for the new and improved website which will be jammed packed full of Free resources, and also Julie's new ebook "Scream if you wanna to go faster" - can you guess what its about?


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hysterical and encouraging 9 Jan. 2014
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Read this little gem just after Christmas when I was desperate to get back to my weekly runs. Having hit running hard a year and a half ago, completing a couple of half marathons and 10k's I found myself injured. After a long break, putting on a fair bit of weight in the process and suffering from an utter loss of confidence this has been the perfect read to pick up my spirits and get my bottom back out there. No more worrying what others think or convincing myself I can't do it. No more refusing to go to park-run as I was going to be last. Someone's got to be! If you're feeling similar to how I feel then give it a read. You won't be able to resist getting those trainers back on and finding your 'scallywag self' no matter what your size, shape or speed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great little book 27 May 2014
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I wish I'd found this sooner! I finally worked some of this out myself but if I had read this first I'm pretty sure it would have been easier. Humorous and practical it's a must read for a beginner runner.
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5.0 out of 5 stars straight to the point and honest! 23 Mar. 2014
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Julie is right, there is no magic wand or super secret you just gotta get out there and do it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars short sharp and to the point 6 Feb. 2015
By AVIMUM
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Great little motivational book for total running scaredy cats like me . Get those trainers on -, breathe , now lets go !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Run, run, run 2 July 2014
By Joo
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Great read for beginners and even slightly more experienced runners who still have doubts! Cast them aside and read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The' Fat Girls Guide to Running! 2 July 2014
By debby
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It's like having a jovial best friend tell you to stop moaning, put on your trainers and just blinking well move your butt!

I will be digging out the trainers later....
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3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read 24 Jun. 2014
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Great book. Good for offering confidence tips. And of course nobody's opinion matters does it? We can all run. Thanks for writing.
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1.0 out of 5 stars brief and nothing I didn't know before 16 Jun. 2014
By Julie
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I was a bit disappointed - shelling out for a 'book' when I could have got more from a magazine!
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