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May 30, 2012

"I Run, Therefore I Am - NUTS!" book Review

5 miles on the schedule today.....done!  Temps were much better today than yesterday.  It's crazy that it was 95 on Monday and will only be in the 60's on Friday.  That is Michigan for you.  This was one of those runs that I was sitting in bed debating about getting up but after I was finished was really glad I got up.  My foot also felt much better today so hopefully that's a good sign.


"I Run, Therefore I Am - NUTS!" book review

Speaking of Michigan.  I just finished reading the book, "I Run, Therefore I Am - Nuts!" written by local author Bob Schwartz of Huntington Woods.  Bob is an accomplished author that has been published in numerous sports magazines throughout the world.

Most of you already know, if there is a book about running, I try to read it.  Bob was gracious enough to offer a copy of his book for my review.  While I do feel that I'm much better at running gear reviews than I am on book reviews, I'm always open to reading running books.

This book is all about runners and the little idiosyncrasies that we all have as runners.  Of course, it's a book with humor but much of what's in the book is not only humorous but frankly true of us runners.  Also, since Bob has been a runner for over 25 years, he also can relate to the way it used to be in running compared to how it is today.  It's a much more popular sport now.

The book is broken out into 10 parts including topics such as "Rules to Run By" all the way through the Marathon, nutrition and motivation.  This not a book for non-runners in my opinion.  Non-runners would just not get the book or the humor to it.

One thing I really liked about the book is the many topics covered and the many short paragraphs.  In my mind, this is a good thing.  It gives you a book that you can pick up and put down and easily be able to stop at the end of a chapter since they are short.  Also, with the wide range of topics, it does not feel like you have to read it cover to cover in one sitting so it gives you something to look forward to on a daily basis.

I read the book fairly quick(a couple weeks) and enjoyed the humor to it.  I mean - if we can't laugh at ourselves, what's the fun in it?  If you are looking for a fun loving humorous viewpoint of runners, you will get a kick out of "I Run, Therefore I Am - NUTS!"

Pick it up at your local bookstore or now!

Bob also has a second book coming out in October called "I Run, Therefore I am Still Nuts!" and I can't wait to read this one and review it.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. I've seen this book all around, and have read snippets. I had no idea he was local.

  2. I love this book! I didn't know he was local, either.

  3. Thanks for the Review..Sounds like a good Fathers day gift!

  4. Great review! I am going to look for a copy :)