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Publisher's Summary

When celebrated radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham found herself 40, overweight, and depressed she faced two choices - do nothing and probably not make it to 50 or do something and get her life back. Fortunately for all of us, and especially those women who like to eat and dress well, she decided to fight back. Leaving kilos of herself and two bra sizes behind 'somewhere in the Waitakeres', she embarked on a fitness and training regime, with a goal to complete the Auckland marathon.
To the laugh out loud delight and support of her listeners, she battled her way to fitness and achieved her goal - then decided that she didn't want to stop. With the 2008 New York marathon in her sights, Short Fat Chick documents her life changing decision to get fit and stay fit, eat what she wants and still wear a size 12 dress. With insightful comments and fitness and training tips from her personal trainer, Gaz Brown, Kerre tells it like it is and takes the listener on a journey of self-discovery and self-discipline we can all admire and emulate.
©2008 Kerre Woodham and Gareth Brown (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Michelle on 11-14-13

Inspiring, funny and informative

If you could sum up Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, funny and informative

What did you like best about this story?

That she was just an ordinary person going about her life

What about Kerre Woodham and Gaz Brown ’s performance did you like?

I like that the narration was done by them, I think that makes audible books more listenable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Many

Any additional comments?

Off to run my own marathon now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Renee Peeples on 04-11-17

Very Inspiring

If you could sum up Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner in three words, what would they be?

This was an entertaining listen as well as motivational. I really feel like I can train to run a marathon. After all if Kerre can do it, so can I.

What did you like best about this story?

It was a real story.

Have you listened to any of Kerre Woodham and Gaz Brown ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I would've liked to have read it in one sitting. But I couldn't, I had to break it up.

Any additional comments?

At the end of the book, Gaz outlines a running schedule. I would like to know where a printed copy of just the running schedule can be found.

Thanks!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Liz on 03-21-17

Great for + 40 women - very entertaining

What did you like most about Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner?

Relatable and funny story of an overweight 40+ woman who thought she should run for charity

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5 out of 5 stars
By SheSells on 12-27-15

I'm now training for my first marathon

Would you listen to Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner again? Why?

Yes, definitely. Kerre is a good storyteller and I found her memoir of getting ready to run her first (and subsequent) marathons funny, relatable and inspiring. It got me off my tush to chase the same goal for myself.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the descriptions of race day in New York.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. I tend to listen to audiobooks during my commute or exercising, so I listen in batches.

Any additional comments?

If you're looking for a challenge, and to improve your fitness, I'd recommend this book.

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