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About Run Like a Mother!
My Run Like a Mother Experience!
I was excited when I heard about the Run Like a Mother book coming out. I had read a couple of women's running books before, but they were really a cut & dry informational book. This book is so different compared to others I have read. Not only is it packed with information, but it is also entertaining. There were several chapters that made me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes. I could relate to many of their experiences.
My favorite parts of the book:
- Each chapter has a .2 section at the end (in reference to the .2 of the 26.2 miles in a marathon) which is usually the funny excerpts and stories. My two favorite .2 sections were the "If Famous Women Were Runners" and "Stars They Just Aren't Like Us".
- Here are my two favorite quotes from these sections:
- If Jane Austen heroine Elizabeth Bennett had been a runner, she would have had the verdant grounds of Pemberley crisscrossed with running paths after finally marrying Mr. Darcy. (Although if he really looked like Colin Firth, she might never have left the estate's master bedroom)
- What should jiggle a bit on their bodies- boobs and (facial) cheeks- usually appear rock-solid, thanks to a little extra silicone.
- Made me laugh the hardest: Chapter 25: Potty Talk: Peeing Pooping, Passing Gas and Periods. I think the title says it all and you can just imagine...
- Most important to me: about pregnancy & post partum. I did not run when I was pregnant with Ethan, for some reason I was scared to. The last day I ran was the day before I tested positive and I had an awesome run. I often wonder if I wouldn't have extreme back pain so early in my pregnancy if I would have stayed active. I'm almost positive I would have not. The chapters about running during pregnancy and postpartum are very helpful and encouraging. The post partum was especially encouraging to me because they point out that your body takes a while to bounce back and with some of us it takes a while longer. I no longer have doubts about the safety of running while pregnant and I look forward to continuing running whenever I am pregnant with #2. These chapters also made me realize that these women came back after each pregnancy ready to accomplish new goals with their running. I have worried too much about what having another baby will do to my running. I am now accepting that I can continue running through most of my pregnancy or/and re train again postpartum next time around. IT IS OK!
- Made me realize I'm capable of much more: Chapters 9 and 10 about Progression and Hills. I know I'm such a novice runner and have so much to learn. These chapters showed me what the difference training and working harder does to you. I am now ready to focus on my progression as a runner and improve my running times. I feel really empowered to set goals I never thought I would even consider.
- Willing to try new things: Chapter 4, Clothing: Dressing for Success. I am now ready to run in my first running skort! In fact I'm doing a review & giveaway of one hopefully this week. Super excited. Never thought I would try running in one.
- Related to the most: The numerous stories of women getting up very early in the morning before the family is out of bed to get their run in for the day. Then getting sidetracked with a bazillion other things that need to be done before heading out the door. Next thing you realize you have much less time to run than what you wanted. That is ME! I need to remember the other things can wait until I get back so I get my full run completed.
I will always run like a mother!
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Thank you to Run Like a Mother who provided me with the product mentioned in the review to experience. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review & giveaway.
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