Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreckjuggling a divorce, a pack-a-day habit, and hiding empty boxes of wine under her bed. He was her boss, an Ironman triathlete, with life figured out. She was a whiner, he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not.
Trash-talking workouts, breakdowns, a devastating diagnosisthis heartwarming story of training buddies reveals a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, and everything in between. Their journey reveals the inspiring power of sports and friendship to change lives forever.
Amusing and poignant, Life’s Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.
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About the Author
She holds a doctorate in health education and a M.S. in family and community wellness. She is a featured columnist for Competitor and Triathlete magazines and her monthly columns resonate with readers of all levels because she writes often of ass chafing, getting lost in the woods, and being hungry all the damn time. Her writing has appeared in many national and regional publications including Women's Running , SUCCESS , and Salt Lake magazine.
She won The Bee storytelling competition in Salt Lake City, was selected as one of Arizona Foothills magazine's "Women Who Move the Valley", and has finished several Ironman and marathon races.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Running Is for Crazy People
1 Oh My God, I'm Friends with a Crazy Person
2 When the Shit Hit the Fan
3 The Anti-Diet Success Story
4 Anyone Can Do an Ironman?
6 Ironman Is Hard
7 Very Dumb Things
8 Anyone Can Do an Ironman (No, Really: Anyone )
9 A Test of Relationship Fitness
10 Squeezing the Lemmon
11 Well, That's One Way to Win an Argument
12 My Money's on the Underdog
14 Life As I Know It
15 Sunday Mornings
16 David & Goliath
17 Life's Too Short to Go So Fucking Slow
18 Prayers & Weed
19 You Will Do This
20 Into the Light
21 Your Mountain Is Waiting
22 What Hurts the Most
23 He's Gone
24 Above All
25 The New Normal
26 There's a Bike in Those Trees
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One of few books I've ever read from start to finish. Gripping story that's as touching as it is real , and funny. Amazingly approachable insight into how so many of us find our way into endurance sports and the relationships that follow.
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