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GingerAntics
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As something of a continuation of the previous book I read about breathing, and my current reading obsession - running - I have stumbled upon this book. I‘m cautious about the “lose weight” “slimmer you” in the subtitle, but I‘m hoping there may still be some insight to gain from this book. Fingers crossed. I‘m going in!
#PatrickMcKeown #TheOxygenAdvantage #audiobook #fortheloveofrunning #busbooks

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Bailedbailed

I have mixed feelings about this book. It‘s a great WWII story. It‘s a great adventure story. It has some interesting points and ideas about exercise that really get you thinking. Unfortunately, this is not a book for someone struggling in their relationship with food or recovering from (or suffering with) an eating disorder.
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GingerAntics The book advocates a type diet that has been proven time and again to not have the claimed health benefits and even cause harm to one‘s health. This book even goes as far as to claim Paleo/Keto/Atkins aren‘t diets because you‘re not counting calories or restricting portions. How ridiculous.👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 (edited) 2mo
GingerAntics You‘re restricting whole food groups! That is a diet, pure and simple. It doesn‘t matter if the Lakers all started doing it and Kobe Bryant liked it. It‘s madness. Our ancestors knew that bodies came in all different shapes and sizes. Our ancestors knew one‘s best bet is to eat as many varieties of food as possible. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 2mo
GingerAntics The ridiculous notion of sugar addiction and it being as addicting as illegal drugs has been debunked so many times, for so many years, it shouldn‘t even have made it into this book. I wanted to love this book the way I loved Born to Run, but I should have taken the hint with the fatphobia in that book and just stayed away from this one. 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 2mo
GingerAntics This is just far and away scientifically disproven nonsense being touted as health/nutrition advice. Sorry, I didn‘t finish this book because I couldn‘t take anymore. I just couldn‘t do it. It had a cool story and a cool adventure to learn more about that story, but the focus should have stayed in that area as opposed to veering into nutrition myth and legend. 2mo
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There is something about this quote that really speaks to me. It just really resonates for some reason. Maybe because I run for the sheer joy of it.
#ChristopherMcDougall #BornToRun #fortheloveofrunning #running #audiobook #busbooks

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Pickpick

This was an awesome book about the joys and evolution of running. I can absolutely see where Adharanand Finn got his inspiration from this book. The discussion of human evolution is fascinating. Some of the science is a bit outdated, but what can you expect from a book written over a decade ago? The book really holds up for the most part.
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GingerAntics There is some fatfobia in one small part of the book that almost turned me off of it, but then I remembered the science was a decade old, and hopefully this guy wouldn‘t think negatively about any runner, no matter their size or body shape. Seeing that he rolled with some messy drunk runners with grace in this book, I tend to think he wouldn‘t. 2mo
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I‘m excited to start this one tomorrow morning on the bus. #ChristopherMcDougall #BornToRun #fortheloveofrunning #running #audiobook #busbooks

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Pickpick

I just noticed I never posted my review of this one. This is between a pick and a so-so for me. I‘m actually a little torn, but I‘m giving it the benefit of the doubt.
Honestly, I was a little confused by this book. It‘s about running, but its not. In the end, even the run itself is abandoned and doesn‘t really play a role in the ending of the book. I still really enjoyed it.
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GingerAntics Mostly, I‘m sorry Noé didn‘t get to connect with his indigenous roots. He basically kept to the outskirts of the run. I don‘t know. It‘s a great story and a great adventure he went on, but I just wish there were more. This is a great read (or listen) for Latin Heritage Month. 2mo
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Pickpick

This was another great book by Adharanand Finn. It‘s fun seeing his own journeys through his different running adventures and the friends he makes along the way. It was cool seeing some of his friends and connections from Kenya popping up in this one. I think Finn has convinced me to never run an ultra with this book.
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GingerAntics That probably wasn‘t his goal, but I‘m not really convinced it‘s healthy to run that much (and he even provides some scientific evidence that says it‘s not). This is another of Finn‘s love letters to running, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I‘m really hoping he has another book in the works. I just love his books.
#AdharanandFinn #TheRiseOfTheUltraRunners #fortheloveofrunning #running #audiobook #busbooks
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I love the unity Finn presents from the ultra community.
#AdharanandFinn #TheRiseOfTheUltraRunners #fortheloveofrunning #running #audiobook #busbooks

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Pickpick

This wasn‘t as much fun as Running with the Kenyans. It‘s not Finn‘s fault at all. It‘s mostly because he was shut out by the Japanese for the most part. It wasn‘t really as much an inside look as Running with the Kenyans. Where Running with the Kenyans was all about things to do, this book is full of things not to do. Finn‘s own personal journey is what really makes this book worth listening to.

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