I read Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run about 8 months ago and it was incredible. I have never been able to run well before, but after I read this book I decided I would give running another try. It is almost romantic the way McDougall describes running. The stories and people are fascinating. Even if you don’t think you like running, you will enjoy this book.
So I started running about 6 months ago, I am not going to lie, it was hard. But, it got better and easier, fast. I am very surprised at how much easier it is to run now than other times in the past I have tried running. Why? They talked a lot about diet in the book and how the incredible native runners are basically vegetarian. They don’t eat meat because it makes them too “heavy” to run. I don’t think it is a coincidence that as I cut out meat, I have more energy and lightness out running.
Have any of you read the book? Do you think it is easier to run without last night’s steak weighing you down?