Scott Jurek 2013
I heard about Scott Jurek in another book and immediately became intrigued with this guy. This dude is an ultra runner and seems to be a pretty good guy too. He has a competitive spirit that I can relate to (though I have seen far less success in the athletic realm–obvious) yet still understands that any runner is a friend.
I think anyone would enjoy this book as it gives you a great snapshot of a world that we don’t know much about. When someone tells you that they are an ultra marathoner you automatically assume they are crazy. This books sorta shows you that yes, indeed they are kind of crazy. But, you get it. It’s a crazy you get.
Another major component of this book is recipes for eating (hence the title). I have not attempted any recipes as of yet–but I am going to soon. Jurek is a proponent of plant-based eating and he in fact is a Vegan. I have been thinking about this for a while and have decided to very slowly transition my diet to plant-based over meat based. I know, I know–save your booing and hissing for some other time or until I cave and eat a pound of bacon. I will write on this in the future and let you know how it is going.
Go grab a copy and give it a whirl. But be prepared to want to go and run afterward.