- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Windmill Books (16 Jan. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099558955
- ISBN-13: 978-0099558958
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (279 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Running Like a Girl Paperback – 16 Jan 2014
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"If you've ever wept "Why do I want to run?", your answer is here." (Caitlin Moran, author of HOW TO BE A WOMAN)
"Her honesty is winning ... What's truly excellent about this book, though, is its generosity. Heminsley wants to help other women to run and she has provided a practical section at the back, where she explains how to overcome injury, how to buy the right gear (particularly the correct bra), exactly what you will need if you build up to running marathons – surprisingly fascinating even if, like me, you have no plans to do so." (Miranda Sawyer Observer)
"Candid, funny and inspiring, this is part personal journey, part “how to” guide for female runners." (Sam Murphy Runners World)
"The new memoir from Alexandra Heminsley is a meditation (slash romp) on running, life and love. Penned in her own inimitable style, the book is a funny tread through the raft of body insecurities and mental anguish we all go through when we put on our trainers." (Grazia)
"This book is an emotional whirlwind split into two perfect halves. First is the story of Heminsley’s own running journey – from being certain that she wasn’t a runner at all, to completing five marathons . . . The second half offers the most practical advice on ‘how to run like a girl’, invaluable, as once you finish the book, even the most unenthusiastic of sportswomen will be longing to pull on the Lycra and run for the hills." (Psychologies)
Funny and honest, this is the story of how an ordinary, curvy woman ended up running five marathons.See all Product Description
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Part II is very interesting and inspirational; including a chapter on the history of women's long-distance running starting from when women were banned from competing in the 60's and the stories of the amazing female runners who made it possible for women all over the world to enter any race they choose. Who knew it wasn't until 1984 that women couldn't compete in the Olympic Marathon??
I have the Kindle version and bought the paperback for my 14 year old daughter who is also loving it. I would recommend it to everyone.
writer was very down to earth in her writing
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I bought this for a friend because I'd enjoyed it so much myself and found it really helpful. My friend was absolutely thrilled and says it's brilliant as she's training to run a... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Dorothy
Loved it! Funny, inspiring and honest, has motivated me and given me confidence to runPublished 15 days ago by Sharrma
This is dramatic..... But this book changed my life! 3 years ago I gave birth to my beautiful girl, unfortunately I suffered PND and the 6 months following her birth were very... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very motivational, after just a few pages you'll be desperate to put your trainers on and get going.Published 1 month ago by Donna
I have been fighting with my running demons for over 12 months and had convinced myself that I couldn't run. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CHIMAERA
I was so happy to start reading this fabulous book and realise that there was someone else out there who thought exactly as I did about 'not being a runner'. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Watson
This book is a Bridget Jones takes up running type story. Its fun and inspiring to all the women who like me want to become a runner. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bowen
I lived this book from beginning to end. Hilarious, witty, truthful and even though there are ups and downs it makes me want to go running NOW!Published 2 months ago by Michelle