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Must buy! Motivational! Inspiring! Be prepared this book WILL change your mental attitude.
on 16 August 2013
I've read many sports books in the last 20 years. Most full of complicated jargon, I'd read it put it down and quickly forget! This book is different. The author speaks very frankly about his highs and lows (which I found refreshing! I'm now aware I'm not the only person full of self-doubt and critical thoughts when I'm running)! The author describes his fight with negative thoughts and how he conquers them. So its not just me that self sabotages! How refreshing for an athlete to be so honest! The book tells of a journey from desperation to success.... Just an ordinary man with very real emotion!
I couldn't put the book down! I needed to find out at each stage how he got on at each race. His honesty is unique, his story is belly bursting hilarious and his low points nothing short of devastating! The book is by far the best inspirational book for fitness I have ever read.
I'm no where near completing such a challenge like ironman! So whilst this book may prepare people for Ironman, it's ideal for just general fitness motivation.
Since reading this book I have been inspired to achieve my best - whatever that level is I'm not sure yet! But now when I'm running and have negative thoughts I push them away! This author really shows that determination and commitment concurs all. Even Ironmen have self doubt - who would have known that?
I hate corny sayings like "this book has changed my life". A book isn't capable of that.... But inspiration and motivation inspired from a book can!
I only hope that you buy the book and laugh as much as I did throughout his journey! If u get anything like the motivation I've got from the book you will have spent the best £10 ever! Must buy!