Born To Run

In the spirit of the title of this blog. I have a book suggestion that will change your life. “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall.

English: Book cover of the book "Born to ...

English: Book cover of the book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This book delves into a world and a culture that America rarely hears about – the Tarahumara tribe in Mexico. It will forever change your perception on running, for this tribe does not run to lose those last 15 pounds; they run to survive.  Whether an experienced runner, a half-assed runner like me or a complete couch potato – this book will make you want to run for the rest of your life!  I strongly believe Forrest’s run across the world was not because Jenny left him but because he had just finished reading Christopher McDougall’s book.

To give you a little taste …

“Distance running was revered because it was indispensable; it was the way we survived and thrived and spread across the planet. You ran to eat and to avoid being eaten; you ran to find a mate and impress her, and with her you ran off to start a new life together. You had to love running, or you wouldn’t live to love anything else. And like everything else we owe–everything we sentimentally call our ‘passions’ and ‘desires’ it’s really an encoded ancestral necessity. We were born to run; we were born because we run. We’re all Running People, as the Tarahumara have always known.”

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2 thoughts on “Born To Run

  1. I personally loved this book and when I finished it, I went out and got Scott Jurek’s Eat and Run, which consequently opened up an entire world of literature I was missing out on.

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