Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now

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The idea of participating in a triathlon may sound out of the realm of possibility for those without a typical jock-athlete's honed build, intense focus, and competitive mindset. But now Slow Fat Triathlete opens the door to those who may not come quite so equipped. After years of obesity, poor health, and self-doubt, Jayne Williams took part in her first triathlon in 2002 to prove something to herself and became hooked on the rush of the race. Today she is a self-proclaimed "slow fat triathlete," unafraid to ...

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Overview

The idea of participating in a triathlon may sound out of the realm of possibility for those without a typical jock-athlete's honed build, intense focus, and competitive mindset. But now Slow Fat Triathlete opens the door to those who may not come quite so equipped. After years of obesity, poor health, and self-doubt, Jayne Williams took part in her first triathlon in 2002 to prove something to herself and became hooked on the rush of the race. Today she is a self-proclaimed "slow fat triathlete," unafraid to overcome humiliation, laugh at her foibles, have fun, and accomplish impressive goals. Slow Fat Triathlete is a book for those who may be overweight, out of shape, undisciplined, or otherwise unprepared to enter a triathlon but are curious to try. Through personal stories, practical ideas and suggestions, and uproarious anecdotes, this book inspires, encourages, and proves that with a little training, almost everybody can have a great time and reap huge rewards from pursuing their tri dreams—and that everyone can become a participant and an athlete.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569244678
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 6/9/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 449,993
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    This book is right-ON!

    This book is funny and inspiring. Every page had me laughing out loud and made me want to get up off the sofa, dust off my old running shoes, and hit the road! It made me realize how much I miss working out, pointed out that I am not the only adult out there who feels ridiculous squeezing into show-all Lycra, and reminded me how fun it is to wear my silly cycling socks! If you want a nice, friendly introduction into the sport of triathlon combined with a wonderful dose of practical information for newbies who don't want to sell their house to attempt a first race - this is it. This book will take you from self-conscious beginner to healthy and happy competitor while sharing some very fun insights along the way - it was so fun to hear someone finally discuss the issues that are common to all women, to all 'normal-sized' people, and to all non-athlete types. This book helped me take a big-step towards appreciating my moderate and modest athletic ability. It reminded me that even though I am not the glorified image of the Greek triathlon goddess, that I can still get out there and have some fun - and get stronger and healthier in the process! Kudos to Jayne, for writing the tri-bible for us normal folk. You will find yourself referring back to this book again and again - that is, if you can keep your friends from borrowing it constantly! :-)

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