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Friday Reads: The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons That I Run Long Distances by The Oatmeal

By Khourianya @khourianya
Friday Reads: The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons that I Run Long Distances by The OatmealI am pretty sure that this book was one of the most highly anticipated running books of 2014.  Seriously.  At least amongst the runners I know.
For months, The Oatmeal has been sharing snippets of it.  A whole race was developed around it that sold out, but when a second day was added it ALSO sold out.  And then they added a virtual race (which I signed up for, but haven't done my miles yet...gotta get on that).
So - I was excited to include a copy of it on one of my recent Amazon orders.  
This is a super quick, super fun read.   I was a little disappointed, however, in that I feel like I had pretty much read it all before it arrived - thanks to the massive blanketing of excerpts before publication.  There wasn't much new in there.  It didn't make it any less funny and I know I will read this over and over, but it would have been nice to have more new material.
Also - the book took me 20 minutes to read so even if you are a slow reader or don't have much time - you'll be able to finish it fast.

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