Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hitting the Pavement

Running is my favorite form of exercise, so I always enjoy books written by runners or about runners. Not technical books about the art of running, but books telling stories about people who run. Even if you aren't a runner and the thought of running more than three steps makes you want to reach for a carton of ice cream, these books are still worth your while. They show the amazing capacity of both the human body and spirit.

Run: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes

Running with the Kenyans: Passion, Adventure, and the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth  by Adharanad Finn

Honey, Do You Need a Ride?: Confessions of a Fat Runner by Jennifer Graham

Personal Record: A Love Affair with Running by Rachel Toor

The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon by John Hanc

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

~Queen of Books

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