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A little but about the Author:
Sam Brand, 55, is a businessman who has been running for years and found himself captured in the marathon world. After completing two marathons in New York City, Sam Brand reinvented himself within the animal human world and discovered the secrets of how to escape from the world of marathons and move on to a new, positive sporting life. Sam Brand’s escape to the real world has given him a more satisfying social sporting life. He learned that you only live twice, once when you are born and once when you eliminate the long runs. Sam Brand believes that, although the peak of the marathons may have been reached, there is a way out from the marathon running jungle world.
When we were asked to review this book I thought we are not marathon runners; neither of us enjoy running. But if you know our family you are well aware that we are sports fanatics and have no problem taking out my 73 year old dad in a kickball game if it means we get the win(yes Philip did that true story) We believe sports can have an impact on shaping who we are and after reading this book we realized how much they can change us for good and bad.
Sam Brand breaks us down into three different animal types in this very quick read. . Human Ants (The marathon runners), Human Chimps (Those that don’t really run, or do anything else that resembles exercise. I have to admit this was me for a while), and the Human Dolphin (Those of us that like to exercise but still have a passion for life, not exercise obsessed). If I had to choose,one animal type I would say that Philip & I are probably Human Dolphins. We are not much into running, but we do like workout daily and enjoy life. We have even started training for Austin Texas Rugged Maniac the last word in the title says it all!
Sam Brand uses vignettes to describe each type but even though he uses these short descriptions he really gets to the core of each classification; revealing each types pros and cons I know this book was written to inspire runners to slow down, stop and smell the roses but it really encouraged us to continue our workout routine as well as throw in the challenge of a Tough Mudder. Wish us luck; we are going to need it:)
Even if you’re not a marathon runner or a sports nut this book dares you to ask yourself:”Are you living life to its fullest” We really enjoyed reading it and have now passed it off to our son Logan; this is a wonderful book for teens.
We so appreciate the chance to read this book and we were more then happy to share our very honest review! If you you would like to pick up this book just click the link and ENJOY! Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons: 26.2 loving thoughts on why you should not run a marathon #DolphinsdontRun