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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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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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  • RunGirl
  • 03-06-2020

Good story...bad narration

The content of the book is very good and even interesting; however, i recommend you read the book rather than listen to this audible version. The narrater is mechanical has a nasal pitch that I found incredibly difficult to get past.
I made it up to the last hour or so and gave up. For me personally, the story and all it’s funny lines and author’s self-discoveries are lost in the narration. I hope you have a better experience.

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  • Daniela Rodriguez
  • 06-01-2020

10000 stars! If the title sounds right go for it!

Loved this book! No nonsense true story. I enjoyed every second and related to her experience although I am starting the running journey. This book has been a great inspiration. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❣️

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  • Branana
  • 26-12-2019

Good Listen, Especially If you Relate

If you aren't a runner but want to be, suffer from mental illness and frequently injuries, then you'll like this book. I fit all of the above and enjoyed it. :)

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  • James
  • 03-12-2019

Sweet inspiration

This is one of those great books to listen to when you are at that point of indecision. A brave, true account of being older and a bit crazy (both the good kind and the medical)

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  • Candace
  • 23-06-2021

The best inspirational book this year

I love the recommendations to keep moving, meditate, write, Attend support groups and enjoy my environment.

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  • Ray Pantle
  • 20-06-2021

A MUST READ journey of resilience and hope

Bipolar disorder is a cruel illness that strips the sufferer of vitality and robs them of hope. Yet, through abysmal chemical lows, compounded by grief over the loss of family members and friends, Nita Sweeney persevered, surmounting one "impossible" obstacle, then the next. This breathtaking, impeccably woven novel belongs in the hands of anyone--runner or not--who could use a boost of confidence. And it's a must-read for those whose lives have been crippled by bipolar disorder. Depression Hates a Moving Target won't dupe you with promises of a cure, but it will inspire you to believe things CAN get better.

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  • Snookerbear
  • 19-06-2021

Great read!!!!

As a runner who used to do lots of road races including marathons hi & now is older & does Ultra Trail races, the story resonates with me - I have had many similar experiences. I am also a ChiRunner and have learned to run injury-free!!! This is a great story written in a way that you don’t want to put it down!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-2021

Just wonderful

It is real and relatable, and very uplifting. If you have ever felt like you just can’t- this book will remind you that, in fact, you can!

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  • Hopeless
  • 01-04-2021

Helpful and Enjoyable

Like the author I have started and stopped running so many times. For various reasons. I’ve never been diagnosed with depression but I related to certain thoughts and feelings the author expressed. Even though there were some things I couldn’t understand I appreciated hearing a different point of view and hearing how she talked herself through so many moments that were difficult for her and that lesson is universal regardless of what you’re attempting. I don’t think this book is for everyone but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. The narrator’s voice did not bother me but I’m not a picky person at all and I think it fit the authors tone and attitude. I have listened to this while training and found it helpful. I will likely listen to it again.

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  • Victoria C.
  • 19-02-2021

Horrible Narration

I rarely give up on a book halfway through, but I did with this one. The narration was god awful. It was like one giant run-on sentence completely devoid of any punctuation whatsoever. Zero pauses. Also, the story was bland and written so simply that I was shocked that the author considered herself a writer. DEFINITELY Skip this one.

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  • s c shanks
  • 12-09-2020

Awful narrator

Had to turn this off after about 10 minutes as couldn't concentrate on the story due to the awful narration.

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  • 匿名
  • 28-06-2020

Good content good honesty

its good to read something so honest about their struggle with depression and body confidence

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