This book is timeless. It is definitely something I will return to. It can be listened on repeat.
This book is a motivational fitness book. The flavor of the book is similar to Eat and Run and Born to Run.
I haven't read the print version, but the audio performance was wonderful.
This is a wonderful book with a strong story line. Chrissie's journey is so inspirational. I could have done without all of the United Nations stuff, but after all it is an autobiography. This is a book anyone can benefit from reading. Brilliant.
The way in which the story telling is written is amazingly well done, and Polly did a fantastic job at narrating. Ironman Chrissie's story is full of will, mental and physical strength, but is also playful and humorous. Insights to her life, training, and wins make me want to be the best that I can be.
1st time for both
Yes! I am only a runner, but I now want to do a sprint tri!
Her story was told in a logical way with enough detail to keep the reader rivited.
I was at the two 70.3s in Lawrence, KS that she mentions in the book. A thrill to see her race.
The title is perfect - A Life Without Limits.
I am a solo truck driver in the U.S. and I LOVE to listen, learn and go on adventures with audiobooks while I drive! :)
I love books about achieving things beyond what you can imagine! This book is an awesome story in that regard! I found it to be very motivating and a pleasure to listen to!
Yes, its inspiring :) Though, not everyone can live up to her abilities, its just awe-inspiring to hear her travels.
It is in the top 5 audiobooks I've listened to. Her journey to become one of if not the best is truly inspiring and puts what is possible into perspective.
Finding Ultra by Rich Roll is another really good book about endurance sports. Rich goes on an incredible journey also from alcohol abuse to cheeseburger addiction to placing in ultraman a year after he started training.
In general, I would recommend this book to anyone interested in how success is a journey not a destination irrespective of what your goal is. The candid unfiltered story of this athlete is inspiring no matter what your journey.
Never Give Up, Never Give In and Smile
Yes, anyone who desires self-evolution and improvement would really enjoy this book. I listened to it on my final training runs leading upto the Chicago Marathon as well as during the run itself. The narrator's voice is fantastic to listen to..the first few chapters were a bit boring (sorry Chrissie!!) there was a bit too much detail about growing up that didn't really lend themself to the story, but then again, maybe I was too focused on getting to the training and racing portion of the book. Either way, once it got there I was enthralled - Chrissie is truly an inspiring and hard core athlete with a sense of humor and well development self-awareness. This is not only a good autobriography it is VERY well written, which is rare.
Loved the narrator's voice, beautiful- would have enjoyed it no matter what she was reading. Chrissie's intro and epilogue added a bit of 'realness' that I enjoyed as well.
No, it was best enjoyed over several long runs.
I listened to this book while running the Chicago Marathon (just during the quieter bits of the race..anyone that has run it knows that most of the course is like a hurricane of noise and fun). The narrator and Chrissie became by running companions, when the run got hard they were there discussing a challenging time in Chrissies races and it gave me some perspective. I was sad when it was over (the Marathon AND the book).
I have very long training runs. This book was able to keep my attention and wanting me to run longer in order to hear what would happen next. It was very inspirational and at times I found myself telling other runners things said in the book to give them encouragement to push though the heat, exhaustion, and pain. It was especially motivating to be represented so well by a female athlete that had the courage to reveal so much that we would normally keep to ourselves. Thoughout the book I found myself reevaluating my own reasons for continuing to run through sickness and in health, my priorities in life when it comes to family, friends, my husband, and my spiritual journey.
Chrissie was so honest and inspiring. She seemed to always find a way to turn a bad situation into good.
A must read for anyone!!!