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The Inner Runner: Running to a More Successful, Creative, and Confident You Hardcover – April 12, 2016
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Take his example of the connectivity of running. The premise of his statement is deceptively simple: running is very connective. But then Karp plays with the idea of connectedness, tying it to nature, then people, to effort, and finally to souls. (Okay, that was a bad pun. Couldn't resist.) And, after leading us down into introspection, he lifts the story back up, to the sights and sounds of all the myriad places running can take us.
Even his chapter titles highlight the differences: Heathful Runs; Creative and Imaginative Runs: Productive Runs.
What The Inner Runner does, successfully, is to open the realms of the possible for all runners, by taking a look at facets beyond the optimal 5K program or the latest marathon tweak. It a worthy book for any runner to keep permanently on their shelf.
Unlike his previous books on running, (Running a Marathon for Dummies and Running for Women) The Inner Runner takes you to a deeper, more personal level at how strongly running can impact our lives:
"Running may be simple, but it is also extremely complex, because human beings are complex. And that’s what makes running so interesting. It allows us to look inward—at the inner runner—to find out who we really are and embrace the challenge of discovering our true selves."
I found myself nodding as I paged through the chapters of this book. Dr. Karp did an excellent portrayal of a person's thoughts and emotions while out on a run.
When I finished reading The Inner Runner, I understood why running could be that magical elixir capable of bringing us satisfaction in life. It probably won't solve all your problems, but running will provide you the inner strength to help work through them.