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.”
- Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall on TED.com (ted.com)
- Running Reads (evelinruns.wordpress.com)
- Top 10 Books to Get You In Shape (leanonlife.com)