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I didn't really care for how the people in the book were introduced in an early chapter, and then were referred back to in later chapters by some sort of gimmick like: "remember our friend the tire-changing lady? But now I just think about her as the tire-changing lady. For A very inspiring book with a writing style that irked me in a lot of places.
For the most part, it's awesome to read books on women and athletics that are authored by women, so definitely pick this up if you want inspiration to get started or keep going. View 2 comments.
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Sep 13, momruncraft rated it did not like it Shelves: reads. It only took a few pages for me to feel as though I'd been transported back to one of my favorite classes at Cal: Sociology of Sport. We learned about the commodification of athletes, discussed gender roles, and debated requirements of student athletes.
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Having learned many of my greatest life lessons on the sport's field, much of the class was easily relatable to my life or things I'd been through, making much of the class content immediately tangible. It only took a few more pages for me to real It only took a few pages for me to feel as though I'd been transported back to one of my favorite classes at Cal: Sociology of Sport.
It only took a few more pages for me to realize this book was nowhere near the text I thought it would be. Written in a conversational tone, the author's poorly quoted research and platitudes weaken what could be a very inspirational read.
With the title, Run Like a Girl , I expected a book about running that would provide me with personal stories of how running inspired, motivated, changed the lives of others In fact, there is very little text about running itself. Where a woman's strength can be questioned in various other realms of her life, she can rediscover, find, or uncover her own strength in sport. Having discovered running relatively late in life, after the birth of my second child, I expected a great deal from this book.
I have seen first hand just how much sports, and running in particular, can in fact empower a woman. Training for a half marathon taught me more about myself than any other single endeavor. Finishing my first half marathon ranks up there with one of the most memorable days of my life. The ladies who joined me for the journey, a journey we had no idea would impact us so greatly or forge a bond so deep, will be lifelong friends. Extremely disappointing book. I read through page and skimmed the rest. I highly recommend Run Like a Mother or Mile Markers if you are looking for an inspirational running read.
View 1 comment. Aug 14, Bibliovoracious rated it it was amazing.
A bit of not-so-distant history lessons on female breakthroughs in sport, a bit of inspirational anecdote from women athletes, and a bit of personal memoir from the author. I couldn't put it down, it's so readable and dynamic and spot-on re.
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And Mina, I think you showed Mr. E or should I say, "chicked" him - across the finish line of transformative success;. Dec 10, Suzanne rated it did not like it. I feel dreadful marking this book as "read. I love running, I love feminism, I love empowerment. See that last sentence? Imagine an entire book of that, but interspersed with "snippets" from said sentence. Please to allow me to elaborate fictitiously of course : Running is a mind-game. Your I feel dreadful marking this book as "read. Your mind has to be focused, intent on your breathing, your feet moving left and then right and then left again, unless of course you find the "zen-moment" to just lose yourself.
I do this frequently while listening to music. You've got to lose yourself in the music, the moment, you own it, you gotta never let it go Yes, it was like that. I kept hoping it would improve but by chapter 3, I gave up Nov 20, Laura Hoffman Brauman rated it it was amazing. Incredible, powerful, moving. I've never thought of myself as athletic, let alone an athlete. A lifetime of not participating in anything sports related -- in fact spending a great deal of effort avoiding participating in anything sports related was the norm for me. When I started running a few years ago, I had no idea how profoundly it would impact my life and how I define myself.
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Now I look forward to the opportunity, not just to run, but to pursue other sports as well. I'm comfortable being u Incredible, powerful, moving. I'm comfortable being uncomfortable -- and that has opened the door to so many great adventures and friendships. This book covers so many of the topics that are central to life -- balance, friendship, self-image, aging -- it's a thought provoking read and one that is relevant to women and men, athletes and athletes-in-waiting.
Highly recommend. Jun 15, Julie rated it did not like it. This book is ridiculous. Why on earth would you thank Roe v. Wade in a running book? What does abortion have to do with running.
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What an incredibly poor choice in trying to mix a controversial political issue and something positive for women like running. I'm so disappointed that I spent money on this book as a gift and it will be returned. Nov 03, Shannon rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. By "bathroom book" I mean that it it's anecdotal in nature so it can be read in short spurts and those kinds of books are fantastic for your bathroom bookshelf. It's also inspirational if you are looking for some motivation for your daily sports goals. Apr 09, Chris rated it really liked it.
This book helped motivate me get back into running. It shares the stories of women who like to stay fit and active and relates how physical activity can help balance other areas of our busy lives. It is somewhat of an easy read, and I time I felt it was a bit disconnected or rambled in spots, but for the most part I enjoyed it.
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Nov 07, Bonnie Sue Cahill rated it did not like it. Hated it. Just hated it.
Dec 28, Nakoia rated it really liked it. After reading this book, I laced up my tennis shoes and started training again. If you want a book to motivate you to start running again, this is it. Jun 25, Stella Duncan rated it it was ok. Run like a girl by Mina Samuels is about the impact that participating in sports has on women and how the confidence and strength that it helps to build spills over into all of our experiences, making us stronger and better prepared for lifes many challenges. I didn't end up finishing the book as there was a point in the book where I couldn't understand what they were talking about as there was words I didn't recognise.
Overall I would give this book 2 stars because I didn't really understand it Run like a girl by Mina Samuels is about the impact that participating in sports has on women and how the confidence and strength that it helps to build spills over into all of our experiences, making us stronger and better prepared for lifes many challenges. Overall I would give this book 2 stars because I didn't really understand it. Apr 02, Erasmis Kidd rated it it was amazing. She returns to the women time and time again as elements of their stories become relevant and poignant.
Jan 07, Rochelle Schartner rated it liked it Shelves: running.