Learning to Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months (2020)

Learning to Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months Sheilagh Conklin Learning to Walk From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months Sheilagh admits to being a Ding Dong loving forty five year old mom pounds overweight with no significant athletic experience But she agreed to join the Children s Tumor Foundation Marathon Team
  • Title: Learning to Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months
  • Author: Sheilagh Conklin
  • ISBN: 9780595454365
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
Learning to Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months Sheilagh Conklin Sheilagh admits to being a Ding Dong loving, forty five year old mom, 50 pounds overweight, with no significant athletic experience But she agreed to join the Children s Tumor Foundation Marathon Team, vowing to complete the Portland Marathon on October 1, 2006, while raising funds to help end neurofibromatosis or NF, an often devastating genetic disorder.Like pregnancy,Sheilagh admits to being a Ding Dong loving, forty five year old mom, 50 pounds overweight, with no significant athletic experience But she agreed to join the Children s Tumor Foundation Marathon Team, vowing to complete the Portland Marathon on October 1, 2006, while raising funds to help end neurofibromatosis or NF, an often devastating genetic disorder.Like pregnancy, she had nine months to prepare for the marathon Nine months to transform from a middle aged, chubby, sedentary woman to a participant in an activity usually reserved for the elite athlete The first trimester an unwitting conception followed by big plans, but no outward signs of progress The second trimester significant changes, crazy discoveries, and the realization that she had no business doing a marathon or ever wearing a thong The third trimester discomfort, victories, and coming to terms with the inevitable Labor a grueling day long push to finish the Portland Marathon.Quirky, humorous, and brutally honest, Learning To Walk takes unpredictable side trips, yet, at the same time, stays focused on a singular experience and goal finishing the Portland Marathon Everything that crossed Sheilagh s path is explored and nothing is off limits.
Learning to Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months Sheilagh Conklin

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One thought on “Learning to Walk: From the Sofa to a Marathon in Nine Months

  1. Christine

    Conklin s very entertaining and sometimes rambling book resembles a warts and all blog about her fairly idiosyncratic and often ill advised strategy for making the journey from the sofa to the marathon in nine months The self described trophy wife hopes to also lose 50 pounds along the way in the hopes of eventually ditching her industrial sized underpants She has no trainer and no apparent overall plan, except for not eating junk food, not eating fried food, not eating after dinner, and walking [...]

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    The star rating given reflects my opinion within the official rating system.1 star Didn t Like it2 stars It s Okay3 stars Liked it4 stars Really Liked it5 stars It Was AmazingI don t really give a rat fuck that there are some who think I owe an explanation for my opinion Nope, nada, and not sorry about it.Sometimes I may add notes to explain what my opinions are based on, and sometimes I don t I do this for me, on my books, in my library and I don t owe any special snowflakes a thing Fuck off if [...]

  3. Jen

    I really enjoyed reading this book A few months ago I started walking on the treadmill at the gym I am over weight and extremely out of shape I have been progressing and slowing losing weight My workout buddy and I have been starting to talk about 5Ks, 10Ks, 1 2 marathonsing our way up This was a great place to start I loved her approach I laughed out loud many times and had to read parts of the book to anyone who would listen Not a technical book but if you are out of shape, over weight and wan [...]

  4. Judith

    a very funny book, and somewhat inspiring the author claims to be 60 pounds overweight, hates exercise, hates healthy food, and yet, miraculously decides to walk a marathon and achieves her goal in 8 months, by simply saying no to snacking, and yes to exercise i couldn t figure out how she got motivated seems like fiction parading as nonfiction.

  5. Pamela

    Humorous book, journal style, about a woman wanting to complete a marathon walking She went from never exercising and eating junk, to eating better and exercising It was OK It got better as the book progressed The best part was the actual marathon description.

  6. Kristen

    Maybe 2.5For such a short book this did not go quick The stories were funny and entertaining for the most part but I expected to hear about the struggles The end was the best, the detailed account of the prep and marathon itself were great but the rest was just okay.

  7. Karla

    A fun book and inspiring to those of us who have meat on our bones than we would like If an overweight mom can learn to walk a marathon in less than a year, anyone can Even you.

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