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I often get asked why I run. Why do I get up before the sun to log tens of miles, endure blisters, and over pay to sweat alongside strangers for several hours? Sure, the medal is nice and I love a good t-shirt but I had difficulty pinpointing why I love running until I read this relatable and entertaining memoir. To any woman who has ever run a race, wanted to run a race, or failed at running a race: you have to read this book! Heminsly is inspiring, motivating, and the ultimate reminder that none of us really know what we’re doing out there.

Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run Cover Image
ISBN: 9781451697155
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014

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Paul Dickson's Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son portrays the bittersweet life of the man who famously said, "Nice guys finish last.”  Durocher's career can perhaps be summed up by his 1951 success as manager of the Giants, defeating the Dodgers in the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff", and by his failure as manager of the 1969 Cubs when they blew a late season lead to the "Miracle Mets."  Durocher’s role in the integration of baseball, his on-the-field off-the-field life, and his tempestuous relationships with movie stars, gamblers, baseball authorities, and sportswriters form part of this story of a bygone era.
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ISBN: 9781632863119
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 21st, 2017

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After finishing this book, you will find it hard to not go out and run ten miles in Rock Creek. McDougall makes the case that humans evolved to be long distance runners, as our ancestors hunted exhausted prey on the fields of Africa. And that leads to the argument that humans have been running for thousands of years without injuries wearing only sandals or nothing at all. It is only with the rise of Nike that knee injuries became common. One of the top books about endurance running ever written, McDougall takes us on a wild ride through the sport, from the mountain trails of Colorado, to labs in Harvard, finally to the isolated Tarahumara tribe in Mexico’s Copper Canyon, and the race of a lifetime.

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011