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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
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Oct 06, 10

Read in January, 2010

There are not many of my runs that go by that I do not think of this book and at least a couple of the lessons that are held inside. Almost like a stream of consciousness this book is written in the same spirit as how your mind races as you partake in running yourself. What is amazing about this book is how all the stories, no matter how disconnected they feel in the beginning have a natural and satisfying conclusion as a whole. Not sure how many non-runners will be into the nuts and bolts of proper footwear but there is more than enough human drama and inspiration that feels well worth mundane aspects of certain sections. This book will stay with you in a positive way, give it a chance.

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12/28/2009 page 73
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Emily I gave it 5 stars too -- wasn't it totally engrossing and fascinating and amazing? Also very inspirational, I thought.

Brian Yeah, it is a really good book. At first I gave it 4 stars but as the days went on after reading it, I found myself thinking about the book and the way it makes me address future running adventures. The stories and info from this book will stay with me for a long time.

Emily The moment I got really into it was when they were talking about that Czech runner, and his totally oddball (yet winning) approach to the sport. And what a good person he was. I loved how the book seemed to hypothesize that running made you a better person. That's why I keep trying so hard. =)

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