Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Posted: January 15, 2015 in Book Notes
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  • Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle-when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.

Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxes at all because we never push through the obstruction. – William James

When you run on the earth and run with the earth, you can run forever. – Tarahumara saying

  • Eat as though you were a poor person.
  • You can’t hate the beast and expect to beat it; the only way to truly conquer something, as every great philosopher and geneticist will tell you, is to love it.
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