Sunday, February 27, 2011

Book Review: Run Like A Girl

I was contacted by Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives about reviewing her book. I was excited to check it out after hearing about it.

Part locker-room confidential, inspiring manifesto, and personal memoir, this book shows us through stories how the confidence women build by participating in sports—whether it’s running or rock climbing, swimming or yoga—can transform our lives in profound ways.

Lively, funny, and sometimes heartbreaking, the candid stories of nearly a hundred women fill the pages: from a U.S.-ranked amateur triathlete who’s raising an autistic son, to a woman who runs her first marathon at sixty; and a young mother with scoliosis who cycles her way back to health; as well as sports icons Kathrine Switzer, Rebecca Rusch, and Molly Barker. These women all share how sports helped them overcome life’s obstacles and achieve the happiness and success they’d been running toward.

I would have to agree that the sports I participate in profoundly contribute to my quality of life. My husband even notices the "high" I'm on after an awesome surf session. That's the ultimate for me. If I can't surf that day, I've just got get on the treadmill/bike/elliptical for at least an hour or I am not human. Exercise and sport are vital for me.

I am really enjoying getting in to this book. It's an interesting read that has great little quotes throughout. Check out Mina's blog and get your copy of the book here.


Lindsay said...

I agree. Exercise and sports are vital for me. I get quite crabby if I don't get at least a walk in every day. I try to take days off to give myself a rest, and it's so hard!

Apryl DeLancey said...

It's incredibly hard! I am definitely not one to lounge around.