Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons From An Epic Friendship That Went The Distance by Susan LackeLife's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons From An Epic Friendship That Went The Distance by Susan Lacke

Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons From An Epic Friendship That Went The Distance

bySusan Lacke

Paperback | November 6, 2017

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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 Slowis about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.

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 forCompetitorandTriathletemagazines and her monthly columns resonate with readers of all levels because she writes often...
Title:Life's Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons From An Epic Friendship That Went The DistanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:November 6, 2017Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715655

ISBN - 13:9781937715656


Table of Contents

Introduction: Running Is for Crazy People

1Oh My God, I'm Friends with a Crazy Person

2When the Shit Hit the Fan

3The Anti-Diet Success Story

4Anyone Can Do an Ironman?


6Ironman Is Hard

7Very Dumb Things

8AnyoneCanDo an Ironman (No, Really:Anyone)

9A Test of Relationship Fitness

10Squeezing the Lemmon

11Well, That's One Way to Win an Argument

12My Money's on the Underdog


14Life As I Know It

15Sunday Mornings

16David & Goliath

17Life's Too Short to Go So Fucking Slow

18Prayers & Weed

19You Will Do This

20Into the Light

21Your Mountain Is Waiting

22What Hurts the Most

23He's Gone

24Above All

25The New Normal

26There's a Bike in Those Trees

Author's Note


About the Author

Editorial Reviews

"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