Wednesday 10 April 2024

Lifes Too Short to go ***ing Slow

 Lessons from an epic friendship that went the distance

Author: Susan Lacke

Hi Everyone

I wasn't sure what to expect from the description of this book. I couldn't tell if it was fiction or non-fiction, so had to do a little digging to find out. It turns out that this is a memoir and non-fiction. It also turns out that this is a page-turner that will have you soul-searching.

I plugged into this at an event that I was running. I like to listen to audiobooks while I run, it's relaxing, and I listen rather than think of the distance or the pain ­čśü. So that morning I looked for a little inspiration and tuned in to Lifes too short to go *** slow. I ran down hills while listening to Susan be told to bike faster, work harder, and that she could be better. I heard her talk of Iron Man challenges and I took every piece of information and ran harder myself. Then the turning point of the book came when Carlos fought his own battles. Susan and Carlos tell their own stories along the journey and the book gives every reader an insight into the value of friends who inspire and push each other to be all they can be, no matter the challenge or pain they have to endure along the way.

Inspirational to say the least.  This book will be listened to more than once by me!


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, and 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 ***ing Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.

Happy reading

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