Nonfiction November 2017: Be the Expert

Nonfiction November 2017: Be the Expert

It's time for week three of Nonfiction November! I'm thrilled to be joining in again this year, thanks to hosts Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves, Katie at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness, and Julz at Julz Reads

If you are interested in joining in, make sure to check out the prompts here and head over to Sophisticated Dorkiness to link up your post and explore some of the other contributions!

Many of you are already aware that I've spent the majority of my year recovering from a running injury; if there is one thing I tell other runners and athletes most often, it is to make time for strengthening and injury prevention. Having run consistently for over twenty years, I feel like if I'm not an expert by now I certainly should be; here are three books that have assisted me in my quest to stay injury-free. 

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Hit Reset: Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes by Erin Taylor - After subscribing to her online video subscription service for many months, I was delighted when Erin Taylor, founder of Jasyoga, decided to publish a book. You can read my full review here; I have used her principles and strategies for effective recovery from training (running, cycling, life!) for quite some time and I am a huge fan. 


Erin has a new book being published next month, titled Work In: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results; you can bet that I've already preordered a copy and I am so excited to check it out! 

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Dr. Jordan Metzl's Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Staying Healthy and Injury-Free for Life by Dr. Jordan Metzl - I have recommended this book to quite a few folks; the information included is completely worth the price of purchasing a copy! Dr. Metzl breaks the body down into different areas, including wonderful graphics and pictures of musculature and pointing out common problem areas. He also includes a challenging, but effective, strength training program that I love; you can do it all at home! 

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Run Fast, Eat Slow: Nourishing Recipes for Athletes by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky - For most of my life, I have heavily restricted my calorie intake and avoided fats like the plague, to my own detriment. In early 2016, I shifted to an intuitive eating approach and have discovered that, for me, less restriction and the inclusion of healthy fats in my diet have been extremely helpful for injury prevention.


Run Fast, Eat Slow was published later that year and I have nearly worn it out; I have both hardcover and electronic versions of this book and I'm anxiously awaiting their next publication in 2018! Every recipe I've made from this book has been easy and remarkably delicious; I recommend this one often. 

Anyone have additional recommendations for me? 


2017 Richmond Half Marathon

2017 Richmond Half Marathon

New Week, New Book (11/13/17)

New Week, New Book (11/13/17)