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Natural Born Heroes

First off, Christopher McDougall is a natural born storyteller.  Not only does he help you in “Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance”, but he does it in a highly readable fashion.  His first book that I read made me want to run great distance (I’m not…though I walk further), the second made me want to run great distance with a donkey at my side (I live in the suburbs so that’s not gonna happen), and now I want to be more like a hero (jury’s still out on that one).  I guess what I am saying that his writings inspire.

Running with Sherman

Christopher McDougall is a masterful storyteller.  His stories, however, are jammed full of research about the human body and our remarkable ability to do (endure) great things.  Sherman is a rescue donkey that McDougall found near where he lives.  Not expected to even live, Sherman proves that his is “The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero.”  Soon after saving the donkey’s life, a plan is hatched to race Sherman in a grueling race in Colorado.  Oh and he has around a year to train the critter.  

Born to Run

So let me start off by saying that I am NOT a runner.  I’m a walker.  I walk every day, cold or hot, snowy or sunny…not too crazy about rain though.  So why would I spend time reading a book seemingly about running?  I’ve no idea.  It’s funny how sometimes I read a book and it leads to another book and I think “I’ll try that one.”