Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run

Author: Andy Holgate

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 190805123X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2388

This book is both a lesson in true grit and determination, but its goal is one that is attainable. Andy isn't a sporting superstar, he holds down a 9-5 job and all the pressures that go with it; he isn't blessed with speed and talent; there are no multi-million pound sponsorship deals; yet this remarkable "e;common man"e; is inspiring in a way that some of today's sporting superstars have forgotten how to be. You wouldn't recognize Andy in the street, yet his story provides valuable lessons to us all: "e;Never give up"e; and "e;Anything is possible."e; Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run follows Andy Holgate's epic journey from being an overweight librarian to an Ironman triathlete. Before he could even begin the rollercoaster ride which amassed more punctures than Andy cares to remember, this would-be Superman had first to buy a second-hand bike and take swimming lessons. Along the way, he ended up in hospital, dealt with family crises, encountered crocodiles and deadly amoebas, and persuaded his friends that doing an Ironman event is what normal people do on their stag weekend. This is the inspirational, amusing and moving story of how one normal bloke learnt how to fall off a bike and not injure himself, to run a marathon despite two dodgy knees, and most importantly how not to drown.

Can't Sleep, Can't Train, Can't Stop

Author: Andy Holgate

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1909178349

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 302

View: 4833

Continuing Andy's inspirational journey from where Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run left off, a chronicle of his attempt to complete two Ironman triathlons six weeks apartA 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile run make the Ironman triathlon one of the hardest one-day endurance challenges on the planet. Now take those events and transfer them to a volcanic rock with cruel winds, searing sun, rough seas, and nosebleed-inducing hills, and you have Ironman Lanzarote. Why, then, would Andy Holgate-who admittedly has never swum in the sea, who can't cope with the wind, sun, or even stairs-take on such an extreme challenge? Simple: because he can. Already in his 40th year, would Andy make it to his 41rst? Would Lanzarote prove one triathlon too far-or will Andy succeed against the odds and live to swim, ride, and run another day?

Lazy Runner

Author: Laura Fountain

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 190917842X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 81

View: 9346

The Lazy Runner follows Laura Fountain from starting out as a novice runner-unfit, clueless about running, and incredibly lazy-to finishing her first marathon, and beyond. At first unable to run 400 meters without stopping, Laura has now completed five marathons, the most recent in under four hours. Along the way, Laura learns countless lessons about running, most of them the hard way. But most importantly, this self-confessed couch potato learns to love running. As well as offering inspiration and motivation to get out there and run, her book offers tips on how to make running easier and more enjoyable. Offering practical information on buying the right kit, choosing the best race, and what to do on race day, it also tackles the important running questions you might be embarrassed to ask-like when will it get easier? And what happens if I need the toilet?

Hollie's Road to Kona

Author: Hollie Cradduck

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1785311522

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 1686

Despite being a bit-part fitness fanatic, Hollie set herself what she thought was the almost impossible goal of getting off the sofa and completing an ironman. Hollie's Road to Kona begins as a story of one young triathlete's ambition to conquer one of the hardest sporting endurance tests out there, but after a personal tragedy, the story develops into a journey to honour her niece and best friend. Crossing the finish line on that first 17-hour event, wrought with fatigue, but buzzing at having just realised her dream of becoming an ironman, Hollie is greeted with the tragic news of the death of her niece Rosie. Completing the race was meant to be the end, but it is only the beginning, and so begins the story of that journey. Hollie suffers some spectacular highs, crushing lows and fights through the fog of depression as she undertakes a gruelling training schedule as she aims to deliver on a promise made to her late friend and compete at the Ironman World Championships.

A Verse from Babylon

Author: N.A

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 7770047536


Page: N.A

View: 5622

Birthing God

Author: Lana Dalberg,Kathe Schaaf

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594734801

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 8636

A variety of women relate Spirit-filled moments. In doing so, they invite you to consider the origins of your own spirituality and to deepen your relationship with God.

27000 English Words Dictionary With Definitions

Author: Nam H Nguyen

Publisher: Nam H Nguyen



Page: 1228

View: 9705

27000 English Words Dictionary With Definitions is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words completed description you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words with their full description plus special Alphabet, Irregular Verbs and Parts of speech. It will be perfect and very useful for everyone who needs a handy, reliable resource for home, school, office, organization, students, college, government officials, diplomats, academics, professionals, business people, company, travel, interpreting, reference and learning English. The meaning of words you will learn will help you in any situations in the palm of your hand.

Easier English Intermediate Dictionary

Author: Peter Collin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408101998

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 736

View: 2915

This title provides: example sentences which show how words are used in context; clear notes on grammar, irregular verbs and easily confused words, and pronunciation information for all main entries.

Easier English Student Dictionary

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408102005

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1024

View: 6687

This edition offers over 32,000 terms used in international English. The selection is based on the frequency with which words occur in everyday language and analyses of the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) exam syllabuses. Includes phonetic pronunciation, collocations, example sentences and information on social and cultural life. 'The best on my practical.' - El Sharma

Pigs Can't Swim

Author: Helen Peppe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306822733

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5767

An outrageous, hilarious, and touching memoir by the youngest of nine children in a hardscrabble, beyond-eccentric Maine family. With everything happening on Helen Peppe's backwoods Maine farm, life was wild -- and not just for the animals. Sibling rivalry, rock-bottom poverty, feral male chauvinism, sex in the hayloft: everything seemed--and was -- out of control. In telling her wayward family tale, Peppe manages deadpan humor, an unerring eye for the absurd, and poignant compassion for her utterly overwhelmed parents. While her feisty resilience and candor will inevitably remind readers of Jeannette Walls or Mary Karr, Peppe's wry insight and moments of tenderness with family and animals are entirely her own. As Richard Hoffman, the author of Half the House: A Memoir puts it: "Pigs Can't Swim -- is an unruly, joyous troublemaker of a book."