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Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance Paperback – November 6, 2017
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“Susan Lacke is not only a great writer but also one of the most hilarious people around...And her book? It’s all that and more…It’s poignant. It’s vulnerable. It’s real. It’s inspiring. It’s funny. It’s deeply personal and reflective. It’s the kind of story that makes you look within...that makes you want to call up your best friend in the middle of the night and say ‘thank you from the bottom of my heart’. It’s the kind of read that makes you want to write a bucket list and start checking things off of it now… This book is SO F*CKING beautiful.” ― Fit Bottomed Girls
“With humor and brutal honesty, Lacke draws you in to a touching story that's refreshingly free of affected ‘inspirational crap.’ It made me laugh, gave me pause to reflect on my own fallable inner voice, and to rejoice over relationships strengthened through sport. Brilliant!” ― Heather Wurtele, professional triathlete
“I really loved Susan Lacke’s book. Her friendship with Carlos made me laugh and cry. More than anything, Life’s Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow is a reminder that sport is so much more than fitness: Sports are about friendship and the power to change the course of our lives.” ― Rachel Joyce, professional triathlete
“I was captivated and inspired by Susan's story of the profound transformative powers of friendship and sport. To see the progression and improvement in her life reminds us all of the value these human relationships and athletic endeavors have, and of the tremendous capacity for change and growth that lies in each person.” ― Ben Hoffman, professional triathlete
“Life’s Too Short…cements Lacke’s reputation as the storyteller of endurance sports.” ― Salt Lake magazine
“A book you just can’t put down…Susan Lacke shows the reader that we, too, can take Carlos’ passion and love and ‘go the distance’ in whatever we set out to do.” ― A Triathlete’s Diary
“Life’s Too Short… gave me all the feels. Inspiring and funny, just like Susan.” ― Rebecca Warren, Women’s Running
Writer Susan Lacke tells the amusing and poignant story of her unlikely friendship with a college professor and triathlete.
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For those of you that haven't signed up for a race because its too hard - this book will make you want to do one. Not because it is full of inspirational quotes - but just because you want to feel what Susan experienced.
Great book - you'd be silly not to pick it up
Disclaimer -- I know Susan, and I either blame her for or credit her with (depends on the day) the fact that I've gone way outside my comfort zone to do some really difficult things. But that's part of why this book is so perfect -- it brings that to everyone, and by the time you finish reading it, you'll feel like you know her too.
I bought this book to entertain myself during a flight (to a triathlon, obviously) and it has to be one of my favorite books I've ever read. If you're as obsessed with everything triathlon as most triathletes are, you will enjoy this book. It'll make you laugh, cry, and hold your attention throughout.
Lacke has a penchant for writing - you get swept up into her relationships and up and down thoughts that go with an IM journey - but you don't have to be a triathlete to appreciate it.
It was so much better than an I couldn't swim a length / run to the bakery books. My heart goes out to Carlos' family and friends.