Running for my Life

Running for my Life

How I built a better me one step at a time.

I had such high hopes for this book as I laughed out loud during the first chapter. But I found it a hard read.

I wanted to know more about how the author improved as a runner, but instead found myself reading about her problems over and over again.

  • Author: Rachel Ann Cullen

  • 1st Published:  2018

  • Pages:  341

  • Reviewed by: Simon Linklater

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I’ve read a few books along these lines. How running has transformed an individuals life. Helping them battle their demons and become a new person. It’s amazing. It really does work and I think stories like this can inspire others to change their lives too.

But for me this book focused too much on the negative aspects. I appreciate the honesty and some of the difficulties the author went through with her self esteem. I would just love to read more about the positive aspects. More about how she’s improved as a runner. The success she has had, how that makes her feel.

One evening I was reading this book it caused a trigger that brought back some of my own anxieties and that for me was a real concern. This is a book that is written to have the opposite effec,t but for me it didn’t really work because it focused so strongly on her problems.

I’m sure others feel differently, especially those that can relate more to the issues that the author experienced. I just feel there are similar books out there that will make you feel better, make you laugh more and this is one I would leave on the shelf.

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