I'm a chronic sitter and lifelong running hater. My better half loves to run, so I picked up this book for us to listen to together on a long road trip. By the time ago the characters were introduced, I felt ready to learn the right way to run. Now, only two days into running and having finished the book, I can already tell that my life is going to change and that the pain I have experienced for as long as I can remember will soon be a thing of the past. We really are born to run!
This is an amazing book! If you like jogging or if you want to start jogging this is probably the best motivational book ever written on this subject matter. This is the story of a lost tribe, jogging's history and why jogging is so important for us humans. Sure Doug may not sound that interesting but it really is!
Great story, great information, and a narrator that's easy to listen to. It's gotten me really excited about running and I've never cared to run.
I am not a runner, but I thoroughly enjoyed learning about those who do run for the joy of it. I may have to become a neighborhood runner after listening to this book.
This book was an absolute joy!
* The details of the remote tribe
* The effects of running on the body and the feet.
* The superathletes running for hundreds of miles
* Training barefoot and the scientific benefits
I enjoyed the entire book!
Yes, because it was an amazing, inspiring read.
Learning in order to be a good runner, you need to give up the idea that you're running to be skinner, or better. You need to run because you love it.
The way he really got into the book and portrayed the authors ideas
To love running for what it is -- a break from real life and what we were born to do.
This book was so good I'm making my boyfriend read it. It really inspired me to hit the road again, but not to make myself skinner, as I've ALWAYS tried before, and then failed. I started running again just to see if I could love it for what it was. Sure enough, I truly do.