Running With Sherman

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Christopher McDougall’s new running partner, Sherman, is ill-tempered, obstinate, and often so uncooperative that Christopher leads him with a rope. Sherman is also a donkey. After rescuing Sherman from a neglectful owner and almost certain death, Christopher plunges into the world of Burro Racing – running a marathan accompanied by a donkey.

Weight0.285 kg
Dimensions19.7 × 12.8 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

333

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

636.182 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Description

When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative – and it’s clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Christopher knows that donkeys need a purpose – they are working, pack animals – and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for.With the aid of Christopher’s menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Christopher. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Christopher learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Additional information

Weight0.285 kg
Dimensions19.7 × 12.8 × 2.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

333

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

636.182 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K