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  • Depression Hates a Moving Target

  • How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink
  • By: Nita Sweeney
  • Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Depression Hates a Moving Target

By: Nita Sweeney
Narrated by: Sarah Zimmerman
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Publisher's Summary

It's never too late to chase your dreams: Before she discovered running, Nita Sweeney was 49-years-old, chronically depressed, occasionally manic, and unable to jog for more than 60 seconds at a time. Using exercise, Nita discovered an inner strength she didn't know she possessed, and with the help of her canine companion, she found herself on the way to completing her first marathon. In her memoir, Sweeney shares how she overcame emotional and physical challenges to finish the race and come back from the brink.

There's hope and help on the track: Anyone who has struggled with depression knows the ways the mind can defeat you. However, it is possible to transform yourself with the power of running. You may learn that you can endure more than you think, and that there's no other therapy quite like pavement beneath your feet.

Depression Hates a Moving Target is a witty and poignant story of rediscovery. Whether you're born to run or just looking for rebirth, you will:

  • Be inspired by the powerful story of one woman-and her dog.
  • Cheer on Nita as she endures the challenges of a marathon and a mind in turmoil.
  • And discover the power of running to overcome obstacles.
©2019 Nita Sweeney (P)2019 Tantor

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An honest account

This is not a feel good book. The author is brave & honest.
She talks about her depression, bi-polar and other issues. She talks of overcoming her desire to feel defeated by running.
Going through my own episode of depression, I found I just couldn't get past Chapter 20. It was too much, too hard & too sad. She does well, she built up her running stamina but as an audiobook, it's like listening to a friend complain for hours.

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Great book, lots to think through and to motivate

Really enjoyed the book the story and journey of the author. From kitchen timers to running

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Ugggh

First of all, the voice of the reader is so cringe.

I wanted to love this book, however the overwhelming amount of negativity and endless sob stories far outweigh any snippet of triumph or positivity.

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Enjoyable Book

I enjoyed this book and the narrator telling the story. I recommend it to anyone who likes to run.

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One Step at a time

Couldn't stop listening - so real and raw. Gives me hope for my running dreams. One step at a time.
Many aha moments where I could see and hear myself with the conflicting voices. Helps to champion mental health warriors and recognize them around us.

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Good Listen

Really enjoyed this!
Great example of the positive power movement has for the mind.

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Thank you for writing this book Nita Sweeney

I found myself in this book in so many ways. Now it’s time to realise that running isn’t a dream and I can do it! Thank you Nita for writing this brutally honest book about your struggles and victories.

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