Book Review: Death By Food Pyramid by Denise Minger

I started reading Death by Food Pyramid : How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health by Denise Minger several months ago (Minger writes the Raw Food SOS blog). I was cruising along, really enjoying the book, when I made the mistake of watching the first season of Game of […]

Book Review: Running With the Kenyans by Adharanand Finn

One of the best things about being done with my own book is that it has afforded me time to start reading books for pleasure once again (except for, ahem, my reading of the Hunger Games series last winter…). The first book that I picked up after submitting my final manuscript was Running With the […]

Introducing My Book: Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear and the Quest for Injury-Free Running

About 16 months ago I received an email from a guy named Bill Katovsky asking me if I had any interest in writing a book. I didn’t know him at the time, but I had at least given thought to the idea of writing something more than another blog post. We spoke on the phone […]

Review of Natural Running by Danny Abshire of Newton Running

I’ve recently begun to notice a change in how people are defining the minimalist running movement. No longer is it just about the shoes (or barefooting for that matter) – rather, people are beginning to emphasize that although minimalist shoes and barefoot running are important, their true value lies in the fact that they can […]

Review of The Barefoot Book, by Daniel Howell

A few months ago I was contacted by Hunter House publishers and asked if I’d be willing to review a new book called “The Barefoot Book: 50 Great Reasons to Kick off Your Shoes.” The book, authored by Daniel Howell, Ph.D., is basically a thorough overview of the reasons why a person should consider adopting […]

Book Review: The Naked Olympics by Tony Perrottet

I was at the library the other day with my daughter (a frequent activity in this family!), and came across the book “The Naked Olympics” by Tony Perrottet. The cover (see picture to the left) featured what looked like an ancient painting of a group of naked Greek runners (more on this below) in seemingly […]

One Hundred Pushups: Great Upper Body Workout Program by Steve Speirs

It’s pretty clear from the title of this blog that my favored form of exercise is running.  Unfortunately, running doesn’t do much for building upper body strength, and my legs are in far better shape than the rest of my body as a result.  One of the resolutions/goals I’ve set for myself this winter is […]

Running Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami

Rarely have I felt a sense of kinship with an author like I felt while reading “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running,” by Haruki Murakami. I was at first skeptical when I saw this book, thinking that it would be heavy on philosophy, and unsure whether or not it was really a […]

The Perfect Mile: Roger Bannister, John Landy, and One of the Greatest Races of All Time

The final of the one-mile race at the Empire Games in Vancouver, Canada on Aug. 7, 1954 might just be the greatest running race of all time. The race featured two of the titans of middle-distance running, Roger Bannister of England, and John Landy of Australia. Both of these men were world famous runners, both […]

Book Review: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

It was with much anticipation that I picked up the book “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall shortly after it arrived on bookshelves last week. It’s arrival represented for me one of those rare and fortuitous moments when an idea that that […]