Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Winning Wednesday Winner - Born To Run

This week's Winning Wednesday book is ... Born to Run

by Christopher McDougall
 Here's why he wrote this book ...


I started running about 18 years ago while struggling with depression. It was my therapy in many ways. After receiving severe injuries in 2004, I didn't know if I would ever run again. But thank God! After dozens of surgeries and years of physical therapies, I began running again in 2008. 

Why? 

All I can say is there is just something about running that works for me - body, mind and spirit.

Recently, I heard Christopher McDougall speak at a local college - he's a great speaker and writer. Born To Run is a great read - whether or not you're a runner. I also enjoyed the book for the look into the world of the Tarahumara Indians and their culture. McDougall has a interesting reason as to why we like to run.
All our bodies need exercise to stay healthy - if you don't use it, you lose it. So even if running doesn't appeal to you - this book will inspire you to do something for your health.  

What do you do to keep your body healthy? 

Leave your name (and a way for me to contact you) for a chance to win a copy! Closes Thursday at 9PM - Winner posted on Friday.

"Hind" you won last week's book, I have no way to contact you -email me!

9 comments:

Laurel said...

I'm interested! (Thanks for doing this Janet!)
Laure (Shirey) McDermott
lbmcdermott@gmail.com

Sandy said...

AWESOME! I've been wanting to get this book but forgot.
Great review with the video.

Thanks, Janet!
Sandy Shealy
sandy@beyondhouses.net

natalie said...

THANKS! LOVING THIS!!!!

MICHELE CERVONE SCOTT said...

Sounds like a great book. I could use some inspiration. Thanks for offering it.

Michele
mail@mommyforward.com

Debby said...

This looks very interesting and inspiring. Great review!

Debby Rissler
debbyrissler@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would be nice to know if this is my destiny . . .count me in
Teresa Lord

Karla said...

Looks like a great book! You're awesome Janet!!
Karla (Esh) Weaver
karlaweav@gmail.com or facebook:)

Janet Oberholtzer said...

Congratulations Michelle - you are the winner!

Sorry the rest of you didn't win - but go buy or borrow a copy and read it, it's a great book!

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Michele!
Thanks for another Winning Wednesday, Janet. I plan on getting this book today.