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A minimalist book review - Born to Run

A book review? If i had to make a list of 50 things I thought I’d blog about, a book would be number 51. I’m a bit ashamed to say that I rarely ever read a book, not that I don’t enjoy them when I do, but I just usually can’t be bothered. 260 more words


Terrible Reviews: Born to Run

I know, I know. I just wrote about Natural Born Heroes, and here I go, writing about another Christopher McDougall, granola-crunching, you-are-your-own-gym dissertation.

Sorry about that. 1,321 more words


Born to run? Will running make me less of an asshole?

Are we humans born to run?  I love this idea and  choose to believe it is true. In Born To Run, Christopher McDougall’s thrilling adventure story about humans running long distances, he outlines compelling scientific evidence that humans, all humans, are built for the long run. 202 more words

Born To Run

Terrible Reviews: Natural Born Heroes

I’ll admit it, I’m a fan of Christopher McDougall.

I can’t say he’s the most artful of writers, but he spins a good yarn, and he has a way of taking subjects that could easily get very preachy, and packages them in a straightforward, simplistic, trust-your-gut kind of way that makes it all very believable. 1,631 more words

Terrible Reviews

“Natural Born Heroes: The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance” by Christopher McDougall

My son and I are currently making our way through the collected works of Roger Hargreaves. The greatest of his novels is unquestionably Mr Silly… 1,105 more words


going nowhere fast

I have been surprisingly busy with work recently and have had less time than I’d like to run. On Monday I had scheduled a 15k jaunt to keep the miles up and make sure my legs didn’t seize up. 923 more words

Fitness And Training

Inaugural post

Last October I downloaded Born to Run by Christopher McDougall on my kindle. I started reading it and then quickly got distracted. It wasn’t until February that I started to read it again. 605 more words

Barefoot Running