Are we really born to run? I don’t know. Wish I knew the answer, but after reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, I think I will be a lot closer to the answer. You see, McDougall’s book is about the quest to find the answer to the question. He ironically states:
“These were very good questions. But as I was about to discover, the only ones who knew the answers – the only ones who lived the answers – weren’t talking. Especially not to someone like me”. – Christopher McDougall, Born to Run, p 13
Clearly I am only thirteen pages into this book and I am captivated. Whether it was chapter one’s tail of find “El Caballo Blanco” or the strange commonality to my own quest for the same answers, I really can’t wait to see how this book unfolds.
Before I go, let me leave you all, my loyal readers, with one last quote from the book. I found this to be very motivating and might blow it up really big and hang it in my cubicle for inspiration:
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that 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 are a lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you better be running.” – Christopher McDougall, Born to Run, p 13
With that said, more to come as I explore the world of Born to Run.