I am trapped in the marathon world. Help!! I cannot find any way to escape the marathon jungle world. Stop being a case study in the runner’s world. Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons will lead you towards a new direction so you will be able to find a way to escape from the world of marathons and move on to a new, positive sporting life. Sam Brand thinks that the peak of the marathons may have been reached. Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons will show you the way to reinvent yourself, to become a new you, with the 26.2 loving thoughts that will change your running world. Dolphins Don’t Run Marathons is Sam Brand’s philosophy behind sports and happiness. You can shape your world, become a dolphin, all other animals are already taken. Go for the human dolphin’s magic life.
This book was an interesting read...the author broke down humans into three basic groups; Human Ants (The marathon runners), Human Chimps (Those that don't really run, or do anything else that resembles exercise), and the Human Dolphin (Those that do a variety of exercises, but enjoys life).
If I had to choose, I would say that I am probably a Human Dolphin...not much into running, but I do like to try various workouts. I enjoy life, and wont pass on something because I am in training.
I can see how the authors categories could apply to more than just runners...I think that anyone that focuses so much on one thing, that they are depriving themselves of the fun of social gatherings, or are ignoring their family, could be labeled as Human Ants.
Don't get me wrong, if that is your thing, and you have the discipline for it, by all means tackle that marathon with everything you have. However, I think life is a lot more fun, when you enjoy all that it has to offer.
The author takes us through his time as a Human Ant, and the running of his first NYC Marathon; then his transformation into a Human Dolphin...still enjoying running, but also enjoying everything else that life brought his way.
This book was short, with only a few sentences on each page, but those sentences got to the core of things, and I think it makes those a great book for anyone that enjoys running, and even for those that don't.