Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Inner Runner by Jason R. Karp

The Inner Runner: Running to a More Successful, Creative, and Confident You by Jason R. Karp

Why are so many people drawn to running? Why is running the most common physical activity? What is it about running that empowers so many people? And how can runners harness that power to create a more meaningful life? The Inner Runner addresses these questions and a whole lot more. This book is not about how to get faster or run a marathon; rather, it explores how the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other helps you harness your creative powers. Learn about the psychological, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual benefits of running and introduce lifestyle changes based on the latest scientific research on running and its effects on hormones and the brain.

As a nationally recognized running and fitness coach with a PhD in Exercise Physiology, Jason Karp brings his expertise in science-based coaching to runners of all levels. He believes that running gives you a chance to discover, challenge, and bring out the best in yourself by impacting your creativity, focus, imagination, confidence, and health. Let The Inner Runner help you become not only a better runner, but a more creative, productive, and imaginative person.

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As I've started to run 6 months ago, I was attracted by the summary to learn more about the insight you can gain from running. It's amazing how fast you pass from not liking it to the addiction of the freedom, running gives to your body and mind.

I've liked the motivating way the author talk about running, about not comparing yourself to the others and the tones of great information, this running expert was able to give us on the body, the mind while you run.
Like the numbers given, the inspirational pep talks and the declaration from athletes.
Very interesting!

After finishing this book, I'm more determined to improve and to increase my time on my legs to find myself! :-D

A great read for those who run and the ones who want to start!

About the author
Jason R. Karp, PhD, is one of America’s foremost running experts, an established writer and author, an exercise physiologist, and creator of the Run-Fit Specialist certification.
Dr. Karp has given dozens of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at most of the world’s top fitness conferences and coaching clinics.

His previous books include Running a Marathon for Dummies, Running for Women, 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners, and 101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners. He lives in San Diego, California.

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I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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