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Eat and Run by Scott Jurek
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Jun 17, 2012

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I bought and read this book hoping to feel re-inspired about running. And it did do that trick somewhat. But it mostly came across as an interesting case study into the amazing lengths we (we, humans) go to to try to find and create purpose in our lives.

Scott Jurek grew up in the rural mid-west, fell into long distance running as a way of finding himself and escaping his situation, and then gradually willed himself to become better through changes to his diet and lifestyle. No fifty mile morning training runs for me; but I was inspired by his dedication and found the book pleasantly easy to read. Also: there are recipes.
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Neil I'm very excited that you've read this book. I guess that's because Scott Jurek and I are both ultrarunners (except I can only run about five miles) and vegans (except I eat meat). I will be borrowing/purchasing this book soon, but I hope it's short as I'm very far behind with my Goodreads Challenge 2012.

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