Fast Girls – NEW book out now about three FAST female runners who made history, interview with author Elise Hooper. Plus the ONE time my mom told me to go to the doctor.
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I hope you’re feeling fast today because we’re talking about Fast Girls. This time ‘fast girls’ isn’t referring to your running group – it’s a new book that explores the gripping history of the first female runners on the US Olympic team and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin.
I’m listening to Fast Girls right now and I’m excited to talk to the author, Elise Hooper in the main event. So let’s get started with a warm up!
How are you?? It’s HOT here in Southern California and it’s actually humid too! I’m not used to the humidity.
I used to take an annual trip to Florida in the summer and it’s sooo humid there I swear you have to have gills to be able to breath. The humidity was 100% and it’s basically like running underwater.
So I’m grateful it’s not that humid. But one of the worst parts of humidity is – it holds the heat. In SoCal since it’s dry… the middle of the day is HOT, when the sun’s out it’s hot obviously, but in the morning and the evening it cools off a lot more than somewhere humid.
But that’s NOT the case now and it was 78 degrees at 7am! That’s craze and it means you can’t get out early to ‘beat the heat’!?! Which is my go-to method for running in the summer. Boo.
But – despite the rant, I really feel like we’re lucky to be able to run.
There are a lot of other activities that are a no-go right now. Gyms are closed. Yoga studios, pilates studios, zumba classes, crossfit, spinning… so many of the ways people workout are NOT an option right now. But you can run. We get to run!!
So I hope you’re having a good run right now! Let’s just focus on being grateful for what we can do.
And I found a new light bread that’s actually good! I got it at Costco and it says Keto Friendly loud and proud right on the label but it’s basically a low calorie, high fiber bread – 30 calories per slice. I posted about it on Instagram @RunEatRepeat so you can see pics of the bread and nutrition label there.
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Now let’s get to the main event!
Fast Girls book – Elise Hooper interview
In Fast Girls author Elise Hooper explores the gripping history of members of the first integrated women’s Olympic team, and their journeys to the 1936 summer games in Berlin, Germany. This inspiring story is based on the real lives of three little-known trailblazing female Olympians. It’s a great way to capture the stories of these amazing women.
I’m listening to it on Audible right now. And before this I hadn’t listened to a historical fiction book – so while the term seems self explanatory I asked Elise about it because I think it’s so interesting and a great way to learn about historical events.