Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance

Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance

by Susan Lacke


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Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreck—juggling 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 diagnosis—this 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715656
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 11/06/2017
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 808,423
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Susan Lacke is a writer, college professor, and an adventure junkie who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. 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?

5 Shifting

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

13 Wasted

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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