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Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner

Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner When celebrated radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham found herself forty overweight and depressed she faced two choices do nothing and probably not make it to fifty or do something and get h

  • Title: Short Fat Chick to Marathon Runner
  • Author: Kerre Woodham Gareth Brown
  • ISBN: 9781869506704
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • When celebrated radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham found herself forty, overweight and depressed she faced two choices do nothing and probably not make it to fifty 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 behWhen celebrated radio personality and columnist Kerre Woodham found herself forty, overweight and depressed she faced two choices do nothing and probably not make it to fifty 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 readers and 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 reader on a journey of self discovery and self discipline we can all admire and emulate.

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    1. I *really* enjoyed reading this book - it was wonderfully light-hearted and true laugh-out-loud funny after the seriousness of Chi Running, but it was also very inspirational.I'd never been able to run before (I've kept trying to and injuring myself), until a few months back when I discovered the Couch 2 5k programme. That got me to a point today where I can run for 30 minutes (sometimes. On a good day. If the stars are properly aligned); and I've been looking around for books on running for bot [...]


    2. Maybe I'm beginning a mid-life crisis [g:], but I feel the need for some new challenges in my life (other than parenting teenagers which is challenging enough but not in a rewarding way!) and I also feel the need to step up my exercising. And I start to wondering if I could run a marathon, and I remember that Kerre Woodham has written this book, so I get it out from the library and continue wondering while it sits on my bedside table.And then I go and see Diana Gabaldon on her tour Down Under, a [...]


    3. A fun read with some great Kiwi humour. I actually finished reading this book after my first marathon (in Singapore) and was surprised at how much preparation Kerre put in. No, actually, I wasn't surprised, because I'm the "she'll be right" type that turns up to things without training. I did no training for my first half marathon, and trained for a month for my first marathon. I was pretty happy with the results, but yeah, I wouldn't recommend anyone doing what I did, because I'm naughty :) Tho [...]


    4. This book did exactly what I needed it to do. I'm on a bit of a health kick (in the best way, in that I'm all excited about going running and stuff), and Kerre's story has helped buoy me a little further along.I'm thinking about doing a 5K run in July. As in, a race. (To complete, not to win.) Who is this person I am now, I don't even know.Also, all schools should be forced to teach kids to run BEFORE making them do a 1.6k/1mi run. I never knew that running could be fun. THAT'S YOUR FAULT, SPORT [...]


    5. Parts we good, a lot was dull, and a lot of just filler for the book I think. The name dropping and grand placed she toured sounded like bragging and they way it was written was were unnecessary. How many times do you write 'you just have to go'. I finished the book after putting it down a few times.Running Like a Girl was a much shorter read with much more helpful advice/information, and and wonderful inspiration I'd rather recommend that book instead of this one.


    6. OK - I am never, ever going to be a runner. I am more of a slow walker, 5 pound dumbbell lifter, deep breather, and also, I enjoy the occasional bike ride. But I loved this book. I found it very inspirational. It inspired me to do a little bit more on my bike, walk a few steps more, breathe a little bit deeper, and progress to slightly heavier free weights.Makes me want to go to the New York Marathon—just to be in the crowd. Well done Kerre.


    7. Was beginning my return to running, wondering if I was up to the task I had set myself and then I re-read Kerres book. I did laugh, took sound advice (do not run in a g string) and believed! If Kerre can do it (twice, and laughed all the way) so can I. I loved the stories from the other team members in the appendix. Marathon runners come in all shapes and sizes and are all running for their own reasons. Great fun.


    8. So much fun to read! I am a running walker who at 48 years old have decided to "run". First it was just a non timed fun 5k, but six months later I'm addicted and want to attempt longer runs. Reading this book (and listening to Karre's awesome narrative on Audible) is great inspiration that I can do this. I recommend this book to everyone, but especially to someone who is thinking of taking up running for the first time in their life.


    9. An enjoyable book telling the story of Kerre's endeavour to take on the challenge of the Auckland Marathon, and then New York marathon. Each chapter was followed by an take on her efforts by trainer Gareth Brown, which were useful. Appendix of training schedules for complete beginners to build up to a marathon look handy, but, no - I have no ambition to run a full one!


    10. The parts of this book that were good, were really good, and funny. But they were mixed in with so many parts that were not so good that it detracted from the flow of the story. I also found the name dropping a bit dull.I am inspired to read more of Kerre's writing, but I felt that this book was a short story padded out to fill a book.


    11. A very inspirational book that had me grabbing for my running shoes. Also a good book for people who want to exercise but have been told "you'll never make if you keep enjoying good food and/or a glass of wine". If Kerre did it, so can we. Go Kerre!


    12. Really enjoyed this. I read it because I identified with the title - found it very motivational. Heaps of ideas about how to start running and go about training for a marathon. Good on you Kerre - you're an inspiration!!



    13. Decent book, a lot of repetition in it but some very inspirational stories at the end from people she ran with, and a fairly inspirational story in itself


    14. Kerre writes a humorous and motivating story about training for her first (and then second) marathon. Reading this book made me want to run a marathon.




    15. this is the second time I've read this book. It gives me motivation to run my half next weekend. I cried alot through it this time. Only 4 stars because I wish she gave me race details





    16. Really easy, cute read about a 40ish woman training and running the Auckland marathon. Recommended for new not-athletically gifted runners, (like me) :)


    17. I picked this up to be inspired and was disappointed.Doesn't really tell you anything about her preparation apart from the fact that she found it hard to get out of bed.



    18. Great motivation although dragged a little to the end. Kerre has a very funny sense of humour and the book is her journeyyou can almost feel her sore muscles and wiggling bum.







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