Touring around the country with Chris McDougall helping promote the Born To Run paperback was great fun. Every stop was unique and it was wonderful to meet so many passionate runners. I would often close my speech by telling the audience how cool it was that someone (Chris) who came in last, has completely turned the run industry upside down. Chris's success story essentially started the natural running movement and brought to light how beneficial barefoot running can be if done properly and for a purpose. But this doesn't touch the importance of how much hope Born To Run has given people. Hope to run for the first time. Hope to run pain free. Hope that running IS healthy and good for us. Hope that running can be fun. Hope to run forever!
At EVERY stop in the Tour, at least one person came up to me and thanked me for helping change their lives. Now that is what it is all about. Now that is cool!
I would love to hear how Born To Run has given you hope in your running or changed your life.
Please share your story with us and I will see you out there on my own tour - E