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Born to Run
Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen | Christopher McDougall
At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.
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I don‘t run. I‘ve never wanted to run. But after reading this I do.
I thought this book would be some boring book about running. Surprise, it‘s not. It‘s about an adventure in the Mexican desert to discover an elusive tribe of ancient running people, a secret race, and the man that makes it all possible.
#borntorun #nonfiction

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I was a decade late to the party on this travelogue, but the author‘s tale of master runners in the mountains of Mexico contains timeless thrills and insights into humankind‘s oldest “superpower.” Detours into anthropology and insanity-level ultramarathons add to the fun. I felt bittersweet upon finishing, as I wanted to spend more time with the eccentric characters and the dwindling tribes that preserve ancient ways of running and living.

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Book and Tea break after walking all day, vacations in Lyon

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1. Cabin or yurt
2. Wanderer‘s Sanctuary
3. Going into the pre-Litsy reading lists, I loved Born to Run! Braiding Sweetgrass is a more recent read that def gave off outdoorsy vibes too
4. My only goal is to have fun since I‘m not doing well with goals right now 😃


4thhouseontheleft @imabusybee oops! I could have sworn I tagged @ImperfectCJ although I had a hovering Hubby waiting for me to finish my post so we could order Door Dash 😂 6mo
ImperfectCJ I've heard of both Born to Run and Braiding Sweetgrass, but haven't read either yet. I'm really enjoying seeing which books campers choose! 6mo
imabusybee @4thhouseontheleft Not a problem I just wanted to make sure it got tagged to the right person 😀 6mo
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“Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury.“

Really interesting read. Awesome to read some insight into a completely foreign world!

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Because...I have 12 weeks to prepare for a 4 miler and...zombies make everything better!

Readergrrl Oh, wow! I have the Zombies Run app! I haven‘t used in a few years, but you‘ve made me want to start again! And I agree…zombies make everything better! 6mo
NikkiM5 If I ever decide to run again, I need to remember this app. 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @Readergrrl I used it years ago too- they‘ve made improvements! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @NikkiM5 Sometimes i use it to walk just to get supplies to build my township! I just turn off the chases :) 6mo
NikkiM5 @RavenLovelyReads wow great idea. I am trying to walk my neighborhood at least once a day. 6mo
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Because once upon a time...I used to run half marathons for fun. Reading this makes me want to lace up again!

Erinreadsthebooks Such a good book! 6mo
GingerAntics I‘ve been debating reading this book. I‘ve been missing running lately, too. 6mo
llcoolnate Just finished! Really enjoyed it! 6mo
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An amazing story that does a lot of work while maintaining its enjoyable, heartfelt edge through to the end. There's history, sciences of many types, experts, laypeople, and a bunch more perspectives you wouldn't expect all woven together to demonstrate that humans were born to run. I loved the humor, was moved to tears, and frequently experienced goosebumps in response to the many revelations. Highly recommend either print or audio versions.


Make friends with pain, and you‘ll never be alone.

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This one goes on my list of “life changing” books that I will keep forever. If you‘ve read it, you know. I was not born to run...I shot up to 6ft tall at age 12, killing any chance of my knees making it through a lifetime, and despite many years of trying to become a “runner” I was described as “the opposite of a gazelle” by a trainer. Still, reading even a few pgs of this makes me want to run outside immediately!! Book goes way beyond running!!

Nute Super curious about this now! Stacking! Lol - “the opposite of a gazelle.” 8mo
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This is my birthday book haul from my family today. My husband did a great job picking out books that I don‘t own already and that are right up my alley.

Erinreadsthebooks Born to Run is so good!!!! 11mo
Ncostell @Erinreadsthebooks That‘s good to hear, I‘m looking forward to reading it! 11mo
kspenmoll Happy belated birthday! 🎉🎉 11mo
Ncostell @kspenmoll Thank you! 11mo
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6-12 Dec 2020 (audiobook)
I found this book inspiring and have probably talked about it far too much over the past week. The idea that expensive running shoes actually cause injuries seems valid to me. And I love the idea of ultra-running, although I am very far from being capable of that right now! But I am inspired to increase my distances and try again to train for a marathon.

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#BookSpinBingo (Free) @TheAromaofBooks Aug NEWTs (read in Sept)class-Arithmencey-prompt-precision is Key=nonfiction book level A. About race with Tarahumara tribe, Information about ultrarunners world. It takes time to read it because you will like to watch every video about these runners. Information was interesting but sometimes not well integrated.I have questions on how animals are compared with humans.3.9⭐️I wish I could do an ultra race!😱

Gissy I'm only a fast walker☺️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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I received this book as a gift from my boss who has been a dedicated runner for years as I began my journey as a runner.

This book was billed as a reporter seeking out the Tarahumara from deep in the Copper Canyons in Mexico to help him find a way to cure his plantar fasciitis. The book moves quickly and follows the author throughout his journey.

This book teaches us something more important than how to run, it shows us why we run.

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My favorite running book so far!

MEGR I loved this one too! Have you read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Marukami ? That was a gem 💎 too 3y
Amandakay @MEGR yes!! Loved it!! 3y
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#BookFitnessChallenge went for a run with my local running club for the first time in ages, it felt tough but good. The run accounted for about 6,200 of those steps.

#BFC Week 1 Day 4
Steps: 63,981/105,000
Runs: 1/3

Books: 1/9 (target for the whole 6 weeks)

Emilymdxn That‘s an incredible amount of steps!! Well done! 3y
BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3y
Nessavamusic Great job! 3y
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wanderinglynn Amazing job! 🙌🏻 3y
AprilMae Awesome job!!! 3y
TheSpineView Wow! I'm impressed! Keep up the good work! 3y
4thhouseontheleft Great job! 3y
Megabooks Wow! #impressed 😁👍🏻 3y
Caterina Great job!! 🙌🎉 Getting a run in and that many extra steps is impressive! 3y
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1. Cardio Queen - give me all the endorphins
2. 🌲🐾🦋🦉🌞
3. If I get to the gym and discover I‘ve forgotten my headphones - I turn around and go home 🤦‍♀️
4. Running
5. This is my workout playlist for May (apologies for being an outlier and using Apple Music):


wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 3y
AlaMich Re: #3...I will go home too. It‘s too damn boring without earbuds. I will slip into a coma and fly off the treadmill. 3y
Kaila-ann I agree about number 3, no headphones = no workout. 3y
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LauraBeth @AlaMich 😂 I just can‘t do it. And yet I STILL manage to show up to the gym without my headphones! 3y
LauraBeth @Kaila-ann It Just can‘t happen! I agree 😂 3y
saresmoore Thank you for sharing your playlist! I have Apple Music, too, but am in dire need of some good playlists. 3y
LauraBeth @saresmoore follow me on Apple Music! I do new running playlists every month. 3y
saresmoore You‘re the best! ♥️ 3y
Clwojick Downloaded your playlist! Thanks for sharing ♥️ 3y
britt_brooke 100% with you on #3! 3y
Clwojick I just wanted to come back and say that I LOVE THIS PLAYLIST ❤ 3y
LauraBeth @Clwojick oh I‘m glad! I was binge-watching Grey‘s Anatomy while I was doing it - so was wondering how that affected it 😂 3y
britt_brooke @LauraBeth 😆 Too funny! 3y
Mimi28 ME!! ❤️❤️❤️ I‘ll follow you, I don‘t even know how to do playlists and I have had Apple Music since day 1!! Lol 3y
Mimi28 I‘m either under my real name or slickbutterfly76- my aol name, lol 3y
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Excited to be a part of the #bookfitnesschallenge! Exercise and reading are my jams. Need to figure out my goals...If anyone wears a Garmin, feel free to connect with me over there.

jessinikkip I do have a Garmin, and if I happen to find it, I'll connect. See what happened was, we packed up and moved and I told my wife to put it where we could find it. And now we have no idea where that somewhere may be. 3y
LauraBeth @jessinikkip if I was your wife and you asked me to put it where we could find it - I‘d put it on your wrist 😂 3y
jessinikkip I figured she would put it with the electronic stuff. Or in my bookbag with the phones. Or in the bathroom stuff since I usually take it off to shower. The 3 places it would make sense. Nope. Who knows where its at 3y
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I took a little bookish field trip to Frederick MD today - got another library card and visited this cute little bookstore. Photo is from their Facebook page.

LiteraryinLawrence What a clever sign! 3y
Chrissyreadit I know this bookstore! I love going into Frederick. 3y
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My current audio pick is a re-read. I read this in paperback a few years ago when I first started running. It‘s interesting how my experience has changed now that I‘ve been running for a while, and now I‘m a marathoner! It is still not convincing me to ditch my sneakers, but it is planting the idea of trail running in my head 🤔

Erinreadsthebooks Such a great book! 3y
janerzy This is on my to-read list! 3y
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Great read. Hard to get into a first but enjoying the mixture of research and storytelling. Made me want to get thinner shoes and change my running style.

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Congratulations @Moray_Reads on your Litsy milestone! A book that really inspired me to be fit is “Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall


Moray_Reads This sounds interesting. Thanks for entering ❤️ 3y
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Congrats @LaurenReads on reaching your new Litsy milestone! I love the tagged book. Its a really inspiring book on running. I also love “The Geography of Bliss” by Bill Bryson! #hundredgrand

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I am not an athlete. I am just a girl who enjoys keeping fit. Reading this book brings out the desire to run in me like no other. I love inspiring reads. #sundayreading #nonfiction #recommend

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Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Bacon!!!!! Buttermilk Fried Chicken! Yum yum
There's a lot but I think I'm gonna stick with Bill Bryson
Brooklyn nine-nine!!!
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing! 😊💖 3y
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“For days, I‘d been searching Mexico‘s Sierra Madre for the phantom know as Caballo Blanco—the White Horse.”
#18of365 #bookcover #openingline

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This book was fantastic!! I'm 2 weeks away from my first ever marathon and this book was so inspiring! Made me feel heaps better about the prospect of running 26.2 miles, let's see what I decide to do after that!!

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1. I‘ve just put my kids to bed, so I‘m taking a minute to relax on the couch before I get moving again.
2. My daughter‘s blanket is next to me on the couch. It‘s cheetah-print pink!
3. The Office, though I have to admit I‘ve never seen This Is Us 😬.
4. I received Unicorn Meat as a White Elephant gift last week. Yes, it‘s a real thing on Amazon.
5. My fav book of 2017 was Born to Run. So good! #humpdaypost #litsymoms

Pamwurtzler Unicorn meat???? 4y
MinDea I second @Pamwurtzler ! What is unicorn meat?!? 4y
Pamwurtzler I just looked on Amazon- it‘s apparently full of sparkles. 😂😂😂😂 4y
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WarpedSweetness I kind of want some unicorn meat now. Lol 4y
Kristyngansen @MinDea @Pamwurtzler haha yes! The reviews are pretty funny. It‘s actually a stuffed animal - kind of! 4y
DebbieGrillo Your view looks a lot like mine. 4y
MidnightBookGirl Haha, Unicorn Meat sounds awesome! We sell Unicorn Snot (body glitter and lip gloss) at the bookstore, but maybe we need to get the meat! 4y
Kristyngansen @WarpedSweetness I just don‘t think I could buy anything called unicorn snot! Hahaha does it sell well? 4y
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This was my 70th book of the year, and my favorite so far! I will absolutely look for other books from Christopher McDougall. Have you read it? Thoughts? #runningbooks #nonfiction

Cinfhen Haven't read it but it's been on my radar recently #stacked 4y
YouReadMyEyes I thought this was excellent! 4y
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It was the greatest non-fiction book I have read. It was inspiring and motivating. You don't need to be a runner to appreciate it, anyone would love this book. It made me cry in the end not because it was sad but because I was overwhelmed. The book made me happy, inspired and refreshed. I would have love to see the races with my own eyes.

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#nonreadingpursuits pic from the Corning Wineglass half marathon a couple of years ago. I have been slacking on my running lately but hope to become more consistent when I retire at the end of the year. #uncannyOctober

eanderson So cool!!! That‘s exciting about retirement!!! 👏👍🤗 4y
Cathythoughts Great picture 👍👍👍 4y
[DELETED] 206653737 Great shot!! 4y
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When in doubt, sweat it out🏃‍♂️ #eveningrunindubai

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And then one day she got out of bed, made the bed, opened the blinds, poured the wine down the sink, turned off the news, rolled down the car windows and went to the park for a run with her beloved dog. Because people encouraged her to move forward ❤️

DGRachel ❤️❤️You go, you fabulous, inspiring, strong woman! Hugs to you and Bitsy! 4y
TrishB 💟💜 love to you and Bitsy and a fabulous run in the park! 4y
Reecaspieces Bitsy!!! She would make anyone's heart soar! 4y
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Mimi28 Aaaaawwww!!! Good for you!! Hi Bitsy!! 4y
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
CocoReads You go! Hi Bitsy!!! 4y
JacqMac 💕💕 4y
OrangeMooseReads 😊enjoy 4y
aeeklund You got this!! Sending love. 💜💜 4y
ValerieAndBooks 💖💖💖💖 4y
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜and a scruffy pet for Bitsy! 4y
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💗💗 4y
QuietlyLaura That sounds wonderful! Adventures with Bitsy! 👏💕 4y
Redwritinghood 🎈🎈💕💕🎉🎉 4y
LeahBergen Yay!! I'm so happy! 😘😘😘😘 4y
MaureenMc 🙌👍💗 4y
TheBookStacker Yay! Just takes one step one day at a time! You can do it! 4y
LauraBeth @DGRachel 🤗❤️ 4y
LauraBeth @TrishB it was a good run! 😊💕 4y
LauraBeth @Reecaspieces she's such a good companion 💕💚 4y
LauraBeth @Mimi28 Bitsy says hi 👋👋 4y
LauraBeth @CocoReads 😊 Bitsy says hi 👋 4y
LauraBeth @JacqMac ❤️😊 4y
LauraBeth @OrangeMooseReads It was great 😊💕 4y
LauraBeth Thanks @aeeklund 🤗❤️ 4y
LauraBeth @RealBooks4ever 🤗❤️ Bitsy got all the nose boops and scritches today for being out in the heat 4y
LauraBeth It was @ReadsWithTea! 🤗💕 4y
LauraBeth @MaureenMc 😊❤️ 4y
LauraBeth Yes I can! @TheBookStacker! Thanks! 🤗❤️ 4y
Lmstraubie 💛💛💛 4y
DebinHawaii You got this! Especially with Bitsy there to help! 👍👍🐶❤️ 4y
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 4y
DimeryRene This is the best post I've seen all in my newsfeed this morning. ☀️🌻💛🌼 4y
LauraBeth Thanks @Lmstraubie 💕💕 4y
LauraBeth Thanks @DebinHawaii - we went again today 😀❤️ 4y
LauraBeth Thanks @britt_brooke 😘💕 4y
LauraBeth We did it again today @DimeryRene! ❤️❤️ 4y
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This has been on my TBR for a while ... & special mention to What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami. #AnditsAugust #runningandjumping Day 20

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Women belong in the kitchen.
Men belong in the kitchen.
Everyone belongs in the kitchen:
The kitchen has #coffee
Day 11 of #booksacrossoceans is #blackandwhite
#pins #pin #booknerd #readersgonnaread #augustphotochallenge

alovely26 I'm coming to your kitchen!!!!!! 😀😀😀 4y
mellisarock @alovely26 Coffee is brewed! ❤️🙋🏻 4y
Cathythoughts My son thought he was very funny as a teen, when he asked why is there more than one window in a kitchen ? So a woman can have a different point of view. ! Little scallywag , winding me up ! 4y
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High points: epic race reports, better stride techniques, a reminder of why I love running.
Low points: fetishizing of indigenous cultures and a little too much new age health information for my liking. Veganism does not cure cancer.

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😻 Favorite Hobby: Encouraging women to run
😻 Favorite Drink: Coffee
😻 Favorite Food: Cake
😻 Favorite Color: Pink
😻 Favorite City: NYC
😻 Where My Dream House Would Be: A place with acres of land to adopt a gazillion dogs and cats and with enough bedrooms to adopt a gazillion orphans
😻 Favorite Accessory: Apple Nike watch
😻 Favorite TV Show: 30 Rock
😻 Last Movie I Saw: Moana
😻 Currently Reading: The History of Love

Laura317 I love your big heart for orphans - both human and otherwise! ❤️ 5y
britt_brooke And back at ya with the adorableness! 😊😘 5y
MaleficentBookDragon Sorority Squat! 🤣😂😹 5y
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Hollie This reminds me I need to try to run today...you're inspirational in all kinds of ways! 😘 5y
saresmoore More like a majestic gazelle! 🏃‍♀️♥️ 5y
Cinfhen So happy to have you back! Missed you😘hope you and your family are all well 💗 5y
Smangela Hahaha sorority squat just is so hard to overcome. It's unnatural to resist 🤣🤣 5y
Megabooks lol sorority squat!! I often wish I were taller! You look great! 5y
DimeryRene 30 Rock!!! Criminally underrated. I don't know anyone who watched it. 💙 5y
Leelee.reads I ❤️ your dream house response! 🐶🐱👫👬👭 5y
SaraFair I am a giraffe too at 5'8". But I prayed for tall children and now I am finally standing upright as the shortest in the family! 5y
RealBooks4ever You're an inspiration! 👍🏼💜 5y
LeahBergen 😘😘😘 5y
LauraBeth @Laura317 I love Psalm 68:6 ❤️ 5y
LauraBeth @MaleficentBookDragon I'm doomed with that pose for the rest of my life for being so dang tall 😂 5y
LauraBeth @Hollie ⭐️🏃‍♀️💪🏆 5y
LauraBeth @saresmoore *snort* 😘❤️ 5y
LauraBeth Thanks @Cinfhen - missed you too! 😘❤️ 5y
LauraBeth @Smangela the struggle is real! 5y
LauraBeth @Booksandcooks you're kind ❤️ 5y
LauraBeth @DimeryRene I know! It's brilliant! That's my go-to comfort show 5y
LauraBeth @Leelee.reads 😊 I think everyone deserves to be loved and to have a family ❤️ 5y
LauraBeth @SaraFair 😂😂I know what you mean - my kid is 12 and is a giant! 5y
LauraBeth @RealBooks4ever you're kind to say 😊😘 5y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen if this pic was taken in 1989, I never would have gotten my hair under that hat! I probably would have also ran in makeup 😂 5y
Mimi28 great pic! I am taller than both of my parents at 5'8" but I have cousins on my mom's side that are 6'9"!! My mom was the shortest one in her family. My dad is only like 5 '3" - he used to wear those stacked heel Mens black boots in the 70's ?? 5y
UwannaPublishme Now that's what I'd call a Dream House! 😁👌🏻 5y
LauraBrook Love this - great call on the dream house!!! 5y
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Favorite Hobby: #asidesfromreading training & hiking
Favorite Drink: Pineapple juice 🍍
Favorite Food: Pollo a la brasa (you have to google it!)
Favorite Color: Purple 💜
Favorite City: Orlando! 🐭🛍
Where My Dream House Would Be: highlands not so far from urban cities 🌲🌳
Favorite Accessory: scarfs 👵🏾
Favorite TV Show: Greys Anatomy
Last Movie I Watched In Theaters: Everything, Everything 😭😭😭
Currently Reading: Wild / in a dark dark wood

Susanita Love pollo a la brasa! 5y
PeruvianBookWorm 😋😋😋 with french fries! So good!! 👍🏽 5y
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Current nonfiction Kindle read. It's my book about sports for the @bookriot #readharder challenge. It's kind of odd reading this while working out on the arc @bookriot It makes me feel like l should rip my shoes off and go run in a meadow! #currentread

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Interesting nonfiction book about running on ultramarathons as spiritual experience.


8leagueboot This book gave me slight delusions of grandeur in my own running life 😅 5y
Simona @8leagueboot 😄 I'm not a runner, but I was almost convinced, because of this book, to try! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage The author lives in my town, and I used to see him at the gym all the time. Inspiring guy! (But I'm still not a runner ...) 5y
Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage Wow! I like the book very much, and I'm still not a runner 🙂 5y
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Are you thinking of starting to run? This book will give you the boost you need!

Do you already run? Then it will motivate you to go for that extra mile!

I liked this book because it combines very interesting facts 👀 and an exciting story 😄

You can find more details about this book in my blog:

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Want to be inspired to run farther? Pick up this book. McDougall does a fantastic job of weaving an interesting story into a book full of facts about how we humans are really a race of runners. Now to sign up for that half marathon...

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Which cover do you prefer? While reading, I was often torn between going out for a run and continuing reading. Should've got the audiobook instead.😅

Well-ReadNeck I prefer the blue, but I wonder if that's because that's the cover of the copy I read. 5y
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I don't think I was born to run, since I've had to work really hard to get to this point, but I'd like to read this book someday. I had a great run through Denver this morning, thanks to everyone who cheered me on!

britt_brooke Nice job!! 🏅🙌🏻👏🏻 5y
Louise_B Nice! And on top of that, your nails look perfect 😄 5y
krismlars Thanks @Louise_B ! I'd have so much more money if I didn't buy books or get my nails done 😋 5y
LauraBeth Awesome! Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 5y
Louise_B Ha! I know what you mean! 😄 5y
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Imagination runs wild with the barcode.....

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Wer nicht laufen kann, muss lesen. Die thematisch einschlägigen Klassiker zum Beispiel.


Still not sure how/why people ultramarathon. Would have been better if they included their running Playlist. 6/10

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Because we just need to blame ourselves when we don't listen to people who regularly run in the Sierra Madre.

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6 yrs ago I was 100 lbs overweight. And then one day I realized that if I wanted anything to change, I was the one to do it. I began walking, then slowly built up to running and before I knew it, was running a marathon. I think that God designed us all with the capacity to enjoy at least one physical activity that we can do for a lifetime to maintain fitness. I hope to encourage others to find that one activity they love. You can change ❤️😀 #day5

[DELETED] 3216391035 Way to go! Hubby is reading Born to Run right now...he's more of a runner than I am but I do my 5ks! 5y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub Wow!!! This is such an inspirational post and you look amazing by the way. 5y
MrBook *wipes tear* 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻!!!! 5y
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Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
LauraBeth Thanks @Basia! Running 5ks are awesome 😀 5y
LauraBeth I owe everything to compression clothing (thanks under armor) @TheSpinecrackersBookClub 😀😀 5y
BekahB That's awesome! 😃 5y
ellareads Born to run has been on my TBR for awhile now. You have such an inspirational story- thanks for sharing it! 5y
LauraBeth I may need to step back from the self help/personal growth motivational books (I'm talking to you Brene Brown) @MrBook 5y
tricours I run, but kind of hate it, and I can never get beyond 8,5 km 😛 I found Born to run interesting, when it kept to the facts, but all the babbling and over-enthusiasm really got on my nerves! 5y
SusanInTiburon Thank you for sharing your story. Change is possible. 🙏🏽 5y
LauraBeth @tricours a lot of people hate it (running) 😀 I prefer Scott Jurek's book, Eat and Run to Born to Run 5y
Mayread I haven't read it, but congratulations on your fitness journey! Running (or ahem jogging bc I'm slow) is my preferred sport, too, but never gotten beyond a half-marathon. I think it's a perfect sport for readers-- as we spend so much time in our heads & running is all about connecting w your body. 5y
LauraBeth Thanks @Skiles - that is awesome that you've run half marathons - those aren't easy! You are so right about running being perfect for readers. When I run, I'm able to process a lot in my head. I also listen to audiobooks sometimes while running 😀 5y
LauraBeth You're right @SusanInTiburon - change is always possible despite the current circumstances 😺 5y
BookishBlonde12 That is amazing! Congrats and thanks for sharing your story! 🤗 5y
Mayread @LauraBeth I long to listen to audiobooks when running, but live in such a high traffic area that I can't wear headphones for safety. I can't imagine running a full marathon, bc a halfie took up enough training time as it was! Also. The pain. 5y
Cinfhen @LauraBeth awesome!!!what an inspiring post😀👍🏻💜 5y
Varshitha This is really inspiring, !! 5y
Simona @LauraBeth You look so, so good and happy. Congrats for your amazing achievement 👏 5y
MissCarrieLou Oooh love this! ❤️ 5y
Notafraidofwords I just lost 35 pounds. Mostly through eating better and walking. I enjoy long walks at the park with headphones on. I hope that counts! 5y
megt That's so great! Congrats on your success!!! 5y
Merethebookgal That's fantastic, congrats on all of your hard work! 5y
Well-ReadNeck ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
LauraBeth Awe thanks @BookishBlonde12 😊 5y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen, @Varshitha @misscarrielou - thanks for the encouragement! 5y
LauraBeth Thanks for your sweet words @simona 😀 5y
LauraBeth Wow @Notafraidofwords - that's fantastic! That counts 😀 thanks for your inspiring words! 5y
LauraBeth Thanks @megt, @Merethebookgal, @Well-ReadNeck! 😺😺 5y
jessdean SO awesome! Inspiring 💪🏽 what a great feeling, thanks for sharing😊 5y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub @LauraBeth no way! I think you can claim it, it has nothing to do with clothing. 5y
Spiderfelt This book inspired me to dust off my shoes too. I just finished read another book of McDougall's about runners, nutrition, fitness, agility and endurance athletes 5y
[DELETED] 3323341091 that's wonderful! 5y
LauraBeth Thanks for the kind words @jessdean and @fern 😀 5y
LauraBeth That's great @Spiderfelt! I haven't read that one so if you recommend it then it's going on my TBRs 😀 5y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Congrats to you!! Very inspirational. 👍👍 5y
javadiva That is so great!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
Lola @LauraBeth SPECTACULAR!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
LauraBeth 😊😊 thanks for the encouraging and kind words!@kaysreadinglife, @javadiva and @Lola 5y
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I'm always fascinating by power of will and ultra marathon runners definitely have this inside power. This is nonfiction book about runners in general, about some various marathons, but the core of the book is a Tarahumara tribe with reputation to be the best distance runners. If you interesting in tribe https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rar%C3%A1muri_people
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