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Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Livesby Mina Samuels
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Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women—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. In this inspiring book, Mina Samuels uses the varied personal stories of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds—as well as her own—to take a broad look at the power that sports have to help us face, and to overcome, obstacles in all arenas of life.
Myriad voices fill the pages of Run Like A Girl: a US-ranked amateur triathlete whos raising an autistic son; a thirteen-year-old girl who discovers and falls in love with cross-country running; a woman who runs her first marathon at age sixty; an investment banker who quit her job to become a yoga teacher and adopt a daughter on her own; a young mother with scoliosis who cycled her way back to health and became a jewelry designer along the way; and countless other women—including Kathrine Switzer, Rebecca Rusch, and Molly Barker—who have been changed by their experience with sports.
Run Like A Girl makes the important argument that physical strength lends itself to psychological strength, that lessons learned on the field (or track, or slopes) can help us face challenges in other areas—and that for many women, participating in sports translates into leading a happier, more fulfilling life.
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A book that is needed and important and life changing—all the things running has been for us!
— Kathrine Switzer, author of Marathon Woman: Running the Race to Revolutionize Womens Sports, Running and Walking for Women Over 40 and co–author of 26.2 Marathon Stories.
A compelling and insightful book about using sport and physical activity to balance the extraordinary challenges women face…a must read for women athletes and non-athletes alike.
— Donna Lopiano, founder and president of Sports Management Resources; formerly CEO of the Womens Sports Foundation
I was hooked after the first page. Run Like A Girl reminds me, once again, the power and importance of sport in young girls and women's lives. As a mom and an athlete, I will continue to proudly run like a girl and support my kids as they do the same!
— Summer Sanders, Gold Medalist and TV personality
Run Like a Girl celebrates the power of sports and fitness in all aspects of life. It speaks to the true gift and value of sport— defining who we are.
— Julie Foudy, Former Captain of the US Women's Soccer Team and Founder of the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy
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