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  • Running for My Life

  • How I Built a Better Me, One Step at a Time
  • By: Rachel Cullen
  • Narrated by: Kat Rose Martin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Suffering from depression but desperate for 'normality', Rachel Cullen found herself in failing relationships, the wrong career and a reliance on alcohol and chocolate to get her through each day. Stuck in an endless cycle of mental misery, she put on a pair of old trainers. She'd never been able to think of herself as a 'runner' before, and the first time she forced herself out the door, she knew it would hurt. Everywhere. She just didn't realise how much it would heal her, too.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a lovely heart warming story

  • By Mandy on 29-12-18

Down-to-earth and honest

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-02-19

I found this easy to listen to and thoroughly enjoyed the Yorkshire accent of the narrator. The retelling of Rachel's life story is something that is easy to relate to for many of us. Life throws challenges at us constantly - body image, relationships, family, mental health issues, time pressures to name a few. Rachel speaks very candidly about the role running has played in her life - the highs and the lows, during these challenging times. I enjoyed listening to this on my commute and it sparked a range of emotional reactions. Thanks for being my car buddy for the last week.