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Last year I read Scott Jurek's book "Eat & Run" and not only is his personal story so compelling, his running achievements beyond belief, his research and knowledge of nutrition and how to apply it not only to fueling his running but to living a healthy life was, to me, spell binding. As an example he takes the trouble to make his own rice milk so he knows what is exactly in it and so he has a constant supply.

He is constantly searching for and seeking out knowledge pertaining to nutrition and how to apply it to his running and his everyday life. He explores and is open to his deepest emotions and thoughts showing what can be achieved when an open heart and mind is married with an iron will.

Everybody including his family were skeptical even hostile to his vegan diet and his search for simplicity in his running and in his life but he persists, not with out some doubt and question, for he knew it's right for him.

At the end of each chapter he shares his recipies and how to prepare them which makes this book unique in my experience. I learn't alot from this book realizing some of my ideas and reasoning about nutrition were completely wrong. After reading the book I too wanted more knowledge and this led me to Chris McDougall's "Born To Run" which led me to Eric's book "The Cool Impossible" and now to The Cool Impossible Community.

Other great books Ive read, if your interested are; "Run Like Crazy" by Tristian Miller, "Running To Extremes" by Lisa Tamati and Dean Karnazes "50 Marathons in 50 Days".

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Comment by Bear Sigal on February 14, 2014 at 10:00am

I also enjoyed that book, my personal favourite recipes were the quinoa porridge and the onigiri.

It's quite amazing how so many people move from born to run, to the cool impossible and to eat and run (in any order).

Comment by Rich Warne on February 10, 2014 at 12:25pm

Excellent book - love the recipe for the  Winter Warmer Chilli

Comment by Lori Enlow on February 10, 2014 at 9:46am

Thank you for the review and sharing your experience and progression. Thanks for offering some books you've enjoyed as well. Always looking for some good reading and expanding my own mind and boundaries. 

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