Get Your Free Audiobook

Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow

Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance
Narrated by: Amy McFadden
Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

Non-member price: $29.24

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

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

More from the same

What listeners say about Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Not to be missed

I couldn't encourage you to read this book more. it was hilariously funny, so honest, and definitely made you have a good cry. it's not a long book but you will wish it kept on going.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Don't be put off by the title!

When I saw the title I thought this was another author who has jumped on the "f***ked bandwagon.
I decided to listen and was blown away by both the content and the narrator.
This is a great book. Bought me to tears, made me smile and almost made me cheer out loud. I did an Ironman 8 years ago and since then have let things slip in every way. This book has motivated me to stop going so f*cking slow!!
Highly recommend.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

It will make you laugh and cry within minutes

Great story, and very well written. It will inspire you not to do an Ironman but to be a nice person to others.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for M. Verbeek
  • M. Verbeek
  • 03-12-2018

Nice (auto)triography

Nice relaxed story about a young woman discovering endurance and tri thanks to a ( to become ) best friend. The friend has a lot of love for the sport, hence wisdom to share. Allin all More about the friendship than tri , i found this audiobook great for relaxed commuting and you’ll pickup some endurancesport attitudeboosters too.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joseph Rager
  • Joseph Rager
  • 19-07-2020

not a bot review

easy listen. makes me want to sign up for triathlon, not so sure about an ironman. more of a best-friend-love story than a book about triathlons

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-2020

A must listen

Whether a triathlete or not. A great love story of “just friends. The rare book that will make you laugh, cry, and totally motivate you.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ralph Rios
  • Ralph Rios
  • 22-05-2019

Amazing

She captures triathlon and life. Such a great story. I couldn’t stop listening to her story.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for E
  • E
  • 16-05-2019

This book make me believe everybody can do it!

Enjoyed the journey and did not expect the end. The story is rather funny and sad at times. And a unlikely friendship. It is heart warming

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for CJ
  • CJ
  • 22-11-2018

Inspiring

Moving and inspiring story of friendship, dedication, and triathlon. A must read for all those who train hard and long. Of friendship and dedication to a goal.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for samira
  • samira
  • 21-09-2018

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!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susan Lebeane
  • Susan Lebeane
  • 10-08-2018

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christina H
  • Christina H
  • 09-08-2018

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.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle Bullerman
  • Michelle Bullerman
  • 19-04-2018

Good book!

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

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for xrchris
  • xrchris
  • 16-10-2018

Inspiring how one person can change a life

When I first started listening the narrator's voice really grated on me. However, I persevered and I gradually got sucked into the story and got hooked.

As I had never read what the book was about (other than cycling) it was a shock when the story took a sudden turn. This only made we want to listen more and hope that all would work out good.

I have to say that, for someone who is not known to be a softy, I found there to be some very touching moments in the later chapters.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-2020

emotional and captivating

I really loved the simplicity of this book it had me in tears by the end truly touching

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for saffron martin
  • saffron martin
  • 31-03-2020

Friendship without limits

Nice feel good story to show that friendship has no limits and that challenges make you stronger

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joe H
  • Joe H
  • 03-02-2020

Heartwarming

A fantastic story about friendship, with triathlon as a vehicle for storytelling. A true tale of ironman spirit.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for SteelCitymtb'er
  • SteelCitymtb'er
  • 16-08-2019

Well Worth a listen

Well written and narrated and had my attention all the way through,Emotional at times.Highley recommended

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-2019

fab story

fab narrator very well written n descriptive book loved the narrative behind it . well worth a listen

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-08-2018

Incredible!

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bevolicious
  • Bevolicious
  • 05-03-2018

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 !