Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dolphins Don't run Marathons Book Review (Tomoson)

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I read Dolphins Don't Run Marathons: 26.2 loving thoughts on why you should not run a marathon, in exchange for honest review from Tomoson. The book was written by Sam Brand.

I am not a sporty person. I can walk miles. I have walked hours to get to work or to a job interview or to a train station. I can walk around the zoo for the walk for Autism, but I have never tried or want to try to run any marathons or triathlons.

I thought this was an interesting book to read. The author started out describing three types of people, who run marathons, the ant, the chimp, and the dolphin. The ant is the marathon runner. They love going the distance. The author also says it's hard for ants to change their patterns. The author also says human ants are running from something.

The chimp doesn't like sports. They work out from time to time, but exercise is not a part of their regular routine. Chimps are pleasure seekers. This is me.

Finally, the dolphin is active and athletic. They have a good social life. They know how to maintain balance in their lives.

To win a marathon, you must be prepared. You need endurance. But you also don't need to miss out on life because you are preparing for a big race, at least that's what the author says. For me, if I am focused on something, I can miss out on other things, because I need to achieve this goal. Like, when I finally got my bachelors degree, I didn't miss school because of a date or a minor sickness. I had to get that degree.

The book outlines the differences between the animals. The book also discusses how the ant and chimp can channel their inner dolphin.

The book is available in paperback, Kindle, and Kindle Unlimited format.

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