Bean Sprouts Book Club
The Bean Sprouts book club is by the people, for the people. We are a collective of outdoor minded, adventure ready runners. Every two months, we will select, read and discuss a book that relates to running, fitness and/or wellness. At the Bean Sprouts book club, there are no right or wrong answers, just budding seeds of hope and inspiration!
Date/Time: 5:30 PM PST (8:30 PM EST), December 15th, 2021
Book: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Zoom: Email link 24 hours before event
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
“An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
Isolated by Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.” -Amazon
Seven Bean Sprouts voted to read Born to Run in December. Should be a fun time. Published in 2009, Born to Run will be fascinating to read 11 years later. Born to Run has a major motivational appeal – many runners attribute it to inspiring them to run ultras, and the book also made concepts like barefoot running mainstream.
Please post any discussion question suggestions in the comments!
- How long will it take for Joe to come up with his first discussion question?
Please leave any future book suggestions in the comments! Under consideration:
- Oct. 2020: Breath by James Nestor