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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--king Slow is about running and triathlon, growth and heartbreak, and an epic friendship that went the distance.

©2017 Susan Lacke (P)2018 Tantor

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"Life's Too Short...cements Lacke's reputation as the storyteller of endurance sports." (Salt Lake Magazine)

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I would listen to it again

I loved the story, the narration and the quality. I laughed hard and cried deep with this book several times. Thanks Audible!

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Lazy Runner, Avid Reader

I’m just a runner and a lazy one at that. Triathlons do not appeal to me...at least, they didn’t until I listened to this book. I’m still skeptical, but there was a moment or two during this book when I thought, “I can do/be an Ironman!” Maybe I am a member of Susan’s “crazy people” club.

I loved the story of friendship, determination, and love. You do not have to be any kind of athlete to read or listen to this book. It’s funny, sad, inspiring, and many other adjectives.

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A friendship must read

My best friend recommended this book to me, and I couldn't wait to start it. I devoured the story in a day, even starting right over again when I finished. Fabulous stort telling, and the narrator NAILED IT. The emotions and personality came through beautifully.

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Good book!

Enjoyed this book! Inspiring and touching and I wish it had been longer! Very motivating!

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  • 08-23-18

Incredible!

Absolutely loved it, great story! Many times throughout the book I felt a tug on my heart strings as the story unfolded.

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  • 03-05-18

stunning book<br />one of the best and fabulous Tribute

couldn't stop was brilliant read ! got to get out on my rd bike far more and will think of Carlos !

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