When I was given the book and read the premise of the book, I was kind of excited to get started in it because I am really awful about being ‘athletic’. And by that I mean I don’t do much. At all. Ever. Because WHY would I?
Anyway, back to the book. So, its a short read. I think it’s around 35-40 pages? Something like that. So it’s a bit sparse and because of that, there isn’t a huge amount of information given. But, while I do wish there more, it does make it very easy to digest the awesome information that is in there.
It’s also extremely interesting to get her perspective on a lot of things because, as you will see in the first chapter, she grew up in a time where women were actually discouraged from running. Like, a lot. She had never really ran or done much physical activity before being forced to run for a Presidential fitness day in high school. Which was kind of crappy for her, if you think about it. It’s really like ‘hey ladies, I know you’ve never run a day before in your entire life. I need you to bust this mile out as fast as you can. AAAANNNND go’.
But, while it may have sucked at the time, it did really end up helping her in the long run. That act right there really caused her to dig down and realize that she wanted to do something more, which gave her the courage to go on a wilderness adventure and led her to want to become physically active.
I recommend it for anyone who doesn’t have a whole lot of time to really read, but does want to get a solid fitness book in and get some motivation going.