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Written by the late, beloved Dr. George Sheehan, Running & Being tells of the author's midlife return to the world of
exercise, play, and competition, in which he found "a world beyond sweat" that proved to be a source of great revelation
and personal growth. But Running & Being focuses more on life than it does, specifically, on running. It provides an
outline for a lifetime program of fitness and joy, showing how the body helps determine our mental and spiritual
Drawing from the words and actions of the great athletes and thinkers throughout history, Dr. Sheehan ties it all
together with his own philosophy on the importance of fitness and sport, as well as his knowledge of training, injury
prevention, and race competition. Above all, he describes what it means to experience the oneness of body and mind, of
self and the universe. In this, he argues, we have the power to discover "the truth that makes men free."