Born to Run, Racing Donkeys & Building Community with Author & Badass Christopher McDougall on The Consummate Athlete Podcast
Guys. I kind of freaked out about this week’s guest, Christopher McDougall. That’s right, we had the author of Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes (June’s Athletic Bookworm pick!) on the show. It was a big deal for me as a writer and a runner, since as a writer, Chris’s writing has been inspiring me for years. And as a runner, I blame Born to Run for any distance running that I do, and for the fact that early in my running ‘career,’ I made the switch to barefoot and never really looked back. So, I was stoked. And freaked, because I was a little nervous that it would end up being a weird conversation or it wouldn’t be as great as I hoped.
I had zero reason to worry. Chris was freaking awesome, and we had such a rad time chatting with him about Born to Run and Natural Born Heroes, what people got right (and wrong!) about them, and what he’s up to now (donkeys). Even if you haven’t read anything by him (what are you waiting for?!), it’s worth a listen, because he is a fantastic storyteller and there are so many great takeaways!
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