The vegan community has been humming with excitement over Scott Jurek's new book Eat & Run which chronicles his life as a competitive runner while also living on a vegan diet. He won the Western States Endurance Run 7 years in a row. His other credits include winning the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon twice, the Spartathlon three times, and he set a new American record by running 165.7 miles in 24 hours. Wow!
Jurek's inspiring story is all laid out in his book. Take a look at the trailer.
Pretty neat, huh? Like all good authors, Jurek is on tour promoting his book. He'll be in Austin at Book People on Monday. If I end up being able to go, you'll see me there. It sounds like a really great meetup involving a 5k fun run between 6 and 7 at Luke's Locker prior to the signing. The signing itself will take place at Book People at 7 (directions!). The venue has an awesome writeup of what they're going to do, which you can find here. Book People is an awesome venue and I've been there several times just to shop but also for other events (like wizard rock concerts!). I hope to see you there for the event, and apologize if I can't make it!
If you ARE interested in going, you should know, however, that in order to get your copy of Eat & Run signed, you will have to buy it at Book People. Just an fyi, everyone.
But the lovely people at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have given me two copies of Scott Jurek's Eat & Run to give away to YOU! If you would like to win a copy, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post ensuring that you use a valid email address when you login. Don't worry, your contact information will remain between me and you and I won't sign you up for any mailing lists I promise!
The deadline for entries will be June 25th, so you have 10 days within which to enter starting now.
If you're not in Austinite, Jurek will be making appearances in San Diego, Minneapolis, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Seattle, and Denver later in the month. If you're an athlete, a vegan, or just someone who needs a little inspiration, you should definitely take the opportunity to attend one of these events. Be sure to visit Jurek's official website for more information about his life and his book.