Book Review: Running and Being: The Total Experience by Dr. George Sheehan

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any serious runner that has not already read it yet.  Parts of the book can be a bit dated (it was written in 1978), but Sheehan does a masterful job of leading the reader through his journey of self-discovery through running.  Reading this book and understanding Sheehan’s impact on running helps the reader discover the origins of the running boom in the U.S.

Reading the book made me realize the true intent of my blog.  To share my “play” through running in hopes of spurring your own play.  It might be running or walking or some team sport, but Sheehan demands that one must know and challenge their body to truly excel in all aspects of life.

This book made me an instant Sheehan fan.  I look forward to reading many of his other books to learn more about running and its connection to life.


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