Interesting insight into the life of an alcoholic, along with the journey that lead him to sobriety. Equally impressive was the fitness/motivation aspect of the story. Bottom line within a few days of being into this book I found myself making significant lifestyle changes.....
Rich has whiney voice. Kept on listening hoping he would stop whining and it would get better. Started off as a whine in the preface and kept right on whining. Why so many people think this is good is bewildering. The 1 good point I saw, exercise at Z2 (I read Sally Edwards probably around 1982 as her hr2) Mercola as diet guru? He must be kidding. Don't bother reading this as many better around. Probably good advertisement for his supplements though.
Yes, to be motivated by the dedication and drive Rich and his friend Jason had in this quest and to support each other.
The narration was extremely s.l.o.w.... I played most of the book at 1.5 to 2x the speed. Rich speaks very slowly and personally 1.5 sounded like a more motivated pace. The play time is no where near the 9 hours.
This was one of the best sports psychology books I have ever read/listened to! What an amazing story of emotional, mental, and physical fitness. Awesome job Rich you are a true American Badass!
Web Application Developer, Husband, Father, trying to live a life that will make my corner of the world a little brighter and happier.
I enjoyed the story and picked up several nuggets of information that will benefit my health and improve my training. Great book.
Really great story. Impressed and inspired by what Rich was able to do after 40! Great motivation for me.
Love that the author chose to read his own book. Really adds to the authenticity. Shows how invested and passionate he is in his own book and story.
However Richs voice sometimes lack energy and pep which makes it tough to listen to while running. I need a little more get up and go. Many times I find myself needing to give myself a mental kick in the butt to run faster after I noticed I've been lulled into dragging my feet and running far too slowly.
But still Rich has my respect. Looking forward to see what lies ahead of him.
Rich shows how anyone can go from an overweight middle aged couch potato to tone of the fittest men on earth by taking control of your health and shunning the standard American diet.
Just finished. Really happy I purchased this book. Not only has this book got me running the most I ever have before, but it answered many of the common questions about a plant based diet, and I've recently cut out animal products.
I also highly recommend buying the physical copy of Rich's new book, "The Plant Power Way".
The book was exactly as expected. Great stories of how alcoholism can sneak up on you, and an even better story about how he became an endurance athlete. He talks a lot about his diet and a bit about his training- but mainly about his life story. I am glad that I made the purchase.