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. 


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!


Laurel said...

I'm interested! (Thanks for doing this Janet!)
Laure (Shirey) McDermott

Sandy said...

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

Thanks, Janet!
Sandy Shealy

natalie said...



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


Debby said...

This looks very interesting and inspiring. Great review!

Debby Rissler

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 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.