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If you could sum up Run Fat Bitch Run in three words, what would they be?
Ruth's forthright, humorous and refreshing approach to getting off your ass and doing something about your self dissatisfaction.
Her straight forward, dry humour. For example, when discussing the benefits of increasing your water intake, her statement of "Don't like water? Oh, so your fat and spoilt". Made me laugh loud!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Run Fat Bitch Run?
I used to run and loved it but stopped due to injuries. I will be starting again because of this book.
Which character – as performed by Ruth Field – was your favorite?
The title certainly gives you a clear insight of what you get. Ruth tells it how it is, no mollycoddling here. She pushes all the bullshit diets and exercise programs aside and encourages you to get up, get out of the house and get running.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Not a thing.
Any additional comments?
Such a refreshing book, thank you Ruth.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I've been researching ways to improve my running habits and decided to give this a go, because, well, information is good. While some of the assumptions didn't really fit my lifestyle, since I already run, it turned out to be a really good listen, and unexpectedly humorous in parts. The recipes in part two sound tasty, and I'll be giving them a go.
The style might be an acquired taste for some people, but I liked it.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Definitely. It's a short book, and I'll probably listen several times, since it'll be good for motivation. of interesting as well.
I said you'd never see me run. Any other form of exercise was worth trying. Why anyone thought the answer to fitness or life's problems came through pounding sweatily along in public places was beyond me.
I have no idea what made me listen to the sample of RFBR, but it made me laugh out loud and before I knew it I'd bought it and was following the instructions.
Sensible, down to earth, heartfelt advice that bears listening to over and over again. I play a snatch of it as I do my warm up walk and something about Ruth's voice puts me on the right path.
Worth every penny and more.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I am a runner and I have lost a significant amount of weight through running, so this book should have been very much like preaching to the converted. However, from the very start it became apparent that “Run Fat Bitch Run” is all show but no substance. Just like the title already suggest, the language is used to get your heckles up, which in return is supposed to motivate you: Negative affirmations? Thinspiration? Running in the dark? Ignoring pain? Don’t bother with stretching – you probably don’t know how to do it and you’ll look like an idiot. As other people have mentioned before, Ruth Field jumps back-and-forth and repeats herself. She is also contradicting herself: you don’t need to diet, but you must not eat sweets or pastries . Anyone who still advises “no pain no gain” or recommends buying a juicer is seriously outdated. The only part that appeared in any way genuine was about her struggles to get back into running after pregnancy and birth and post-natal depression. If this gets you motivated, all the better. But once you start running, pick up a properly researched running book for solid technique, plans and advice. Unlike the books suggests, running is not for everyone and there is no one fits all solution.
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
I found that Ruth had no understanding whatsoever of people with mental illness. Specifically people that have lived with / have had eating disorders.
Her methods may work for some, but not many.
found this boring. too many long winded stories. I don't like being spoken to like I'm a dummy.