I just finished "The Endurance Diet" by Matt Fitzgerald recently and it has had a profound effect on how I think about eating and training. So I would like to share the books that have had a major affect on my way of thinking over the last decade (that's what you do on Instagram right?) 1. "The Endurance Diet" by Matt Fitzgerald: definitely not a fad diet. More of a way to eat to get the most out of the food you eat and your training. There are 5 habits that anyone can integrate into their diet to be healthier, regardless if you are an elite athlete or a couch potato (you gotta move around though, seriously.) 2. "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho: a lot of people love this book. It is very inspirational and will have you thinking and rethinking about purpose.
3. "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan: Mr. Pollan is my favorite food writer and I love all of his books. This was the first book I read of his and it changed the way I eat and look at food. Humans are omnivores and our diet should reflect that. Stop eating "food items" with ingredients produced in a chem lab.
4. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain: I have been working in the restaurant industry since 1998, in both the kitchen and on the floor bartending and serving. I have been fortunate enough to have perspectives from both sides. This book has so many relatable stories. I can picture them vividly as I read through it. A day in the life..... 5. "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius: this was my introduction to Stoic Philosophy. It was the personal journal of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius and is the "holy grail" of Stoicism. Being in management, this is relatable with every personality and situation that you must deal with in an elevated position, and how to keep things in perspective and keep your sanity. Live the good life.
6. "Born To Run" by Christopher McDougall: this book sparked the barefoot/minimalist running craze. It is a look into a simpler life, when humans had to move about and be active to live. This was also my introduction into the world of ultrarunning and shoe offsets (heel to toe drop). #read #knowledge #wisdom #lifeexperience