Running Like A Girl Challenge

July 14, 2014

The Book Review:
I was excited to get this book! My sister and I have been running here and there for a few years, not a lot to be honest, we've tried though! So I thought that maybe this would be just the thing to get me motivated to keep on running and run some more. 
In Running Like A Girl, Alexandra talks about the ups and downs of running and what to do in any sort of situation. She'll talk about the ups and downs of a runners emotion. She tells you what it's like when you have to use the bathroom during a run, and what it's like to walk into a shoe store and feel intimidated.  And she tells it in a way that will get you laughing. 
I thought the book was going to focus more on actual tips on running, and how to get and stay motivated but the majority of the book is about Alexandra and her own journey into running. The last little bit does give you advice and helpful tips though. Alexandra's father is a big runner, and I feel that growing up with running in your family gives you a little more of a drive to run yourself. My own mother swears that she has two left feet so running was never something we would see on a regular basis, and so it never crossed my mind to "run a marathon like my mother".
Alexandra Heminsley tells you as it is, and it was a quick, easy but fun book to read. If you're looking to start running, or need a little pick-me-up during a running slum, Running Like A Girl may be the book for you! 
Good luck!


June 24th, 2014

Shoes!  I really like shoes, and I never thought that there would be a day when my shoe pile went from heels and fancy shoes to running shoes. But it happened. The four pictured below are the ones in my front entrance. My picks for running - Merrell, Salomon, Adidas and Brooks.

 It doesn't end there, though!
< I also have these New Balance,

And this Saucony pair >

< I did a 10K walk in these FiveFingers!

And the lace up version are also in my closet. >

I'm pretty sure that every time I've made it out to run, my feet look different! I love how bright and colourful they are, and after this weekend running Colour Me Rad, one lucky pair will be even brighter!


May 1st, 2014

I walk. 

I walk where I need to go most of the time. I don't drive, I don't own a car, and I keep a few bus tickets on hand just in case. I used to hate the idea of having to walk to work. The walk itself, then having to be on my feet for 8 hours didn't sound like a good idea. But I had to, so I did. And each and every day (3 years after that first walk) I enjoy it more each walk. I throw on a pair of running shoes and my headphones and walk away.

When Simon & Schuster announced this Running Like A Girl challenge, I accepted. Why not? I already walk a ton, why not speed up my pace and go faster and further.

The idea here is to read Alexandra Heminsley's book Running Like a Girl, and start running. We're to keep track of our progress and let everyone know how we're doing. Simon & Schuster and #Hemmo are going to cheer us on, and help get us motivated. It started with a little surprise in the mail...a few things to get us started on our new journey.

Be sure to follow me while I embark on #Runninglikeagirl. Also, be sure to keep up to date with my sister. I was lucky enough to have her join this with me! Also, get on Facebook and Twitter, and look for others participating in this, and be sure to keep the cheer spreading for us!

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