"When I ran, I ran for pleasure. I didn’t run for times, to win, to impress: I ran for me. When I ran my bum cheeks rubbed together, so much so that if I was going on a long run I’d have to ‘lube up’. I maintained that I was not a ‘real’ runner – I just liked to run so that I could eat cake."
Anna was never anything like those ‘real’ runners on telly – all spindly limbs, tiny shorts and split times – but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometre-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder… perhaps being a ‘real’ runner was overrated.
Maybe she could just run it anyway?
Travelling alone through New Zealand’s backcountry for 148 days, she scrambled through forests, along ridge-lines, over mountain passes, along beaches and across swollen rivers. Running up to 52 kilometres in a day, she slept wild most nights, and was taken into the homes and hearts of the kiwi people in between.
The Pants of Perspective is a witty, colourful and at times painfully raw account of a journey to the edge of what a woman believes herself to be capable of. It is a coming-of-age story which will lead you on a roller coaster ride through fear, vulnerability courage and failure. For anyone who has ever dreamt of taking on a great challenge, but felt too afraid to begin – this story is for you.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PANTS OF PERSPECTIVE:
"A thrilling coming of age journey that'll make you yearn for adventure" - RUNNER'S WORLD
"Beaming with limitless positivity and ambition" - WOMEN'S RUNNING
”A story that inspires others to blaze a trail." - THE GUARDIAN
"Travel writing at its best!"
"Hilarious and inspiring."
"So down to earth. Full of passion and vulnerability"
"Wow. Wow. Wow. Pure inspiration."
"I don't normally feel moved to review books, but this one blew me away! I was gripped from begining to end."
"I felt like I was running right alongside her."
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Just a wee note to let you know that each book is made to order, lovingly run off the press at an independent printer in the UK. Depending on which postage option you go for...
UK Orders: Will take 4 to 6 working days to arrive.
Overseas Orders: Will take 10 to 15 working days to arrive.
I understand that's longer than the MEGA book stores out there, so I really appreciate you buying direct, hanging tight for a few days and supporting the independent author vibes.