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Book Recommendation – Born to Run

September 19, 2011

It’s been a busy summer and I haven’t been able to post here. But with the summer came a great read. Especially if you’re a runner. If you haven’t already, and you are a runner read Born to Run. Not since George Sheehan’s Running and Being has a book motivated me so much to run.

Born to Run is being credited for starting the “barefoot running” movement. But Born to Run is more than a story of foot anatomy and why we have more injuries the more we cushion our feet. Author Christopher McDougall takes us on a journey into the Copper Canyons of Mexico and a search for the elusive Caballo Blanco and the Tarahumara Indians. This where he finds extraordinary runners. Not only do these natives of Mexico run distances of 100 miles or more but they do this barefoot or with barely anything on their feet.

McDougall takes the reader through the compelling research that discusses how the more cushioned a running shoe is the more we can be susceptible to injury. Listen to the evidence and decide for yourself.

The story continues and culminates as the author joins with Caballo and other world class ultra-trail runners as they race against the Tarahumara in their Copper Canyon (the greatest race the world has never seen). If you love running order your copy today!

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Book Review – A Million Miles In A Thousand Years

May 25, 2010

Are you tired of being told  “change your mind, change your life” or that you just don’t know the real secret to life?

Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller tells the story of an author who is in the process of adapting his memoirs into a movie. Along the way although the book he wrote tells his tale, he finds out that he really hasn’t “lived” his life.

This book points you in the right direction to do the same with your life. It is a quick read with a high impact.

Now that we have gotten past the “just do it” stage and have found that we need true emotion behind our convictions. A book like a Million Miles will give you the shove you need to passionately live your life. Enjoy!

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