TOMORROW: Mina Samuels – Run Like a Girl: 365 Days a Year

In her latest book, author Mina Samuels shares daily wisdom as a spiritual running buddy for women on the run — which, let’s face it, is all of us, really.

On Wednesday, July 17, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., (that’s tomorrow, BTW), Samuels will discuss Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes (Skyhorse Press; June 18, 2019) at the National Register-listed University Club of Albany, 141 Washington Ave.

The evening begins with a networking reception with light fare and cash bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by a talk at 6:00 p.m. There will be time for questions. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Samuels is a writer, playwright, athlete, and performer, and, in a previous incarnation, a litigation lawyer and human rights advocate.

Her previous works include Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives (for which she appeared on The Today Show); a novel, The Queen of Cups; and The Think Big Manifesto, co-authored with Michael Port.

For women who draw even a fraction of their strength from being active, Samuels’ latest work serves as a Book of Days. It’s practical, inspirational, and personal – with a dash of the existential and neurotic. In short, it’s a fresh take on the popular thought-a-day books, geared toward women athletes.

Through entries for each day of the year, Samuels explores the questions that confound so many of us: How do we find balance in our lives and what nourishes and empowers our inner strength and resolve?

The event is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation; Girls on the Run Capital Region; ARE Event Productions, Inc.; real[FIT]life and Fly to Fit Bungee Fitness Studio. T

he program is free and open to the public but reservations are required and may be made by calling the Club at 518-463-1151; by sending an email to; or on the Club’s website at



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