Born to Run

by Allison on January 23, 2012

in For the Love of Books

Born to Run

What I’m Reading: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

“There’s something so universal about that sensation, the way running unites our two most primal impulses: fear and pleasure. We run when we’re scared, we run when we’re ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time.”

I used to be a runner.  No, really. I know.  I used to love it. At some point, I lost my verve for it, it became less fun & I drifted to other endeavors (ie: hula hoop).  I essentially retired my running shoes.

I was hooked by the storytelling. & being she-who-is-pro-bare-feet, I want to run again.  It was a great book to remind us of the reason behind why we choose to do things.  Choosing for pleasure & process rather than the goal or end point?  Yes please.

It is amazing to read about ultra-marathoners & the athletes that are running 50+ consistently, on trails, on mountains, in the middle of the night…a half marathon was as far as I got & believe me, I felt it in the following days.

“If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them.”

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Kelly January 26, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Maybe we could go for a little run for fun some day? I like running without any goals in mind, stopping and starting, fast and slow.

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