Eat & Run by Scott Jurek

 

I pre-ordered Eat and Run by Scott Jurek from Amazon last month, so right away, I was pumped to read it. Last week, it was delivered to my door step and I finished the book in three sittings. This is really fast for my reading speed. Scott Jurek is a “World renowned ultramarathon champion, U.S. record holder, and amateur vegan chef” and his book describes his journey from growing up near Duluth, MN to winning ultras to racing around the world.

I am fascinated with Scott not only because he is freaking good at running ultras in the mountains, but also because he has an earth conscious mind with vegan diet. Coming from a Midwest, flat lands and meat/ dairy background, it’s interesting to hear his story of tremendous internal drive to perfect one’s craft and way of living. Truly, inspiring.

Here are two passages I like…

“I’m healthier and I can run longer and faster because I eat a plant-based diet. but I don’t preach to my carnivorous friends or lambaste anyone who eats a baked potato slathered with butter and sour cream. Anyone who pays attention to what they eat and how it affects them will naturally move towards plants – and toward health.”

“The reward of running – of anything – lies within us…We focus on something external to motivate us, but we need to remember that it’s the process of reaching for that prize – not the prize itself – that can bring us peace and joy.”