Running Like a Girl

  • by Alexandra Heminsley
  • Narrated by Alexandra Heminsley
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The ultimate running guide for women brought to life in audio by author Alexandra Heminsley.
Alexandra had high hopes: the arse of an athlete, the waist of a supermodel, the speed of a gazelle. Defeated by gyms and bored of yoga, she decided to run.
Her first attempt did not end well. Six years later, she has run five marathons in two continents. But, as her dad says, you run with your head as much as with your legs. So, while this is a book about running, it's not just about running. You could say it's about ambition (yes, getting out of bed on a rainy Sunday morning counts), relationships (including talking to the intimidating staff in the trainer shop), as well as your body (your boobs don't have to wobble when you run). But it's also about realising that you can do more than you ever thought possible.
Very funny, very honest, and very emotional, whether you're in serious training or thinking about running for the bus, this is a book for anyone who after wine and crisps for supper a few too many times thinks they might...just to run like a girl.
Alexandra Heminsley is a freelance journalist and broadcaster and a dedicated runner.


What the Critics Say

"If you've ever wept 'Why do I want to run?', your answer is here." (Caitlin Moran, author of How to Be a Woman)


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Best running book ever!

Love this book, I've listened to it so many times....the best running book ever!
I keep coming back to it because it is so real and vulnerable.
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- Dee Reyes

Laughed, cried, gasped....Marathon story!

Would you listen to Running Like a Girl again? Why?

Yes and started already. I love books that are read by the author themselves and Alexandra Heminsley is so expressively humorous it is a delight to listen to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Running Like a Girl?

When she was crossing the finish line at the New York Marathon. I cried with joy for her!
and running past the blind war veteran. Oh and her nickname, Hemmo!

What about Alexandra Heminsley’s performance did you like?

Her British accent and humour is gorgeous.

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

Yes, yes, yes.

Any additional comments?

If you are interested in running in general this is an autobiography that will warm your heart and motivate your soul. Download it now

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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-04-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios