This book was not only entertaining, but made me examine how I eat, and while not an all in one guide, provides a great base line for eating better and living better. Thank you Rich!
It captures everything from health, inspiration, food, lifestyle, motivation, to adversity.
This book moved me to make changes in my own life.
What a journey! Comprehensive nutritional and fitness information. A great kickstarter for anyone looking to inform themselves about superior nutrition.
I always love to read a story of an underdog turning into a superstar. It's my type of stories.
Great story, inspiring, personal and heart-touching
In my opinion the narrator (also the author) is not good at telling the story, even though he is a lawyer. His tone and voice sound boring and plain, not do the justice to his own story. I wish it would be read by someone good at delivering inspirational speeches.
First off, the author narrates the book and whilst he has a clear voice, the pace is slow and the intonation is sombre. I listened at x1.25 which made it bearable.
I think Rich Roll is a bit disingenuous in the title he chose. I took it to mean he was finding himself athletically at age 40. But actually he was re-discovering his former awesomeness! He was a super successful competitive swimmer as a youth. So if you're an overweight couch potato, you may be looking for inspiration to go from where you are at today, to Rich Roll levels of fitness. Perhaps it is possible, but this is not such a story in my opinion.
I furthermore think that Rich Roll is a bit of a self-promoting brand. He has nutrition products that he regularly pushes (albeit gently) throughout the book. When I googled him, it took me to a web site where you can buy his nutrition program!
Having laid out all the negative stuff, I did find it inspiring in that he is a successful competitive athlete on a wholly plant-based diet. And he gives some useful recipes and menu suggestions for anyone wanting to go plant-based. I have leveraged some of them myself, such as avocado sandwiches and almond butter on no-flout toast - delish!
This book is quite similar to Eat & Run by Scott Jurek. That book also has plant-based menu suggestions and so on.
This is a story of true grit and overcoming adversity at an age when most would have thought they are 'past their prime'. Very inspiring and motivating!
Rich Roll brings a 'realness' to the reader that is tangible. Its not a story about some gifted athlete who achieved what was to be expected. Rich's story is hard showing that he's just another guy but one who decided to swim upstream, put in the hard yards and achieve what most would call impossible.
I love that Rich Roll failed his first 70.3 triathlon and went on to become an ultra athlete. So impressive.
The climb by Chris Froome.
A tad monotone, but the story more than made up for it.
The details behind the author trying to complete the Epic5 triathlon challenge!
The life-steps the author had to go through to get to where he was ready to make a substantial change in his life.
No. I wish the author would publish more books. If he does, I will definitely read them!
This books has both moments of laughing and crying!
This is a great story, and anyone interested in motivation to make real life changing decisions should listen to this book.