Amongst some of my favorite running related books are:
- Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
- Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall
- Eat & Run by Scott Jurek
- Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
- Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
- Once a Runner by John L Parker
Just a hunch, but I’m thinking that there’s soon to be a new addition to the list… North by Scott Jurek.
It’s a book written by Scott and his wife chronicling his attempt to set the Fastest Known Time for completing the entire Appalachian Trail, all 2,000+ miles of it. Pretty much everything I could ever hope for in this story, trials of endurance and grit, an appreciation of nature and hiking, and even the give and take of a relationship of two individuals who enjoy being outside and moving. Heck, hiking the entire Appalachian Trail is even on my dream list!
While the past couple of books I’ve read were more leadership focused, this one really is helping to fuel my grittiness. Funny how hearing stories like this gets me all jazzed up and ready to go! I might even do a couple of extra miles tomorrow 😉
I’m only halfway through, but I’m already looking forward to some quality drive time to keep hearing more of the story.