Surfacing

Author: Siri Lindley
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Surfacing is the inspiring story of Siri Lindley, one of the world’s best triathlon coaches and a world champion. But before Siri came to dominate the sport of triathlon, she was controlled by deep-seated insecurity that sabotaged her races and forced her to hide her sexuality. When her stunningly beautiful mother caught the attention of an NFL superstar, Siri’s idyllic childhood was ripped apart. A whirlwind of glitzy dinner parties and world travel pulled her mother away, and Siri grew up feeling forgotten. As her intense loneliness gave way to anger, she lashed out against her New England life of privilege. Sports set Siri free. Shy and painfully self-aware, Siri came to life when she played field hockey, lacrosse, and ice hockey, and became a starter in all three sports at Brown University. When she fell short of making the national lacrosse team, she felt directionless once again until a friend invited her to watch her race a triathlon—and ignited the fire for Siri’s life work. Siri failed early and often before she found her formula for success. Brutal swim starts, bike equipment failures at key races, crushing workouts—these were nothing compared to the performance anxiety that reared up from the depths of Siri’s early years. It took eccentric Australian coach Brett Sutton to tear up her script of self-doubt and transform Siri Lindley into a world champion. Once she had proved herself to the world, Siri turned inward to stare down the demons that kept her from finding love as a gay woman. Today, Siri guides her own triathletes to win world championships at Kona and around the world. Surfacing is a breathtakingly honest book that shares Siri Lindley’s daring journey. Siri proves it's never too late to rewrite your own story and change the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that hold you back. Surfacing will inspire you as it shows how to stop being your own worst enemy and start uncovering your own potential.

Triathlete EQ

Author: Izzy Justice
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475992823
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides a unique, detailed, and much needed look at the emotional and mental aspects of training for triathlons. It clearly explains the underlying theory as well as offering easy to follow, practical advice and techniques that any athlete can use - from elite level to novice - to strengthen and use the mind to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

To the Finish Line

Author: Chrissie Wellington
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455570974
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chrissie Wellington, the world's number one female Ironman athlete and four-time World Ironman Champion, presents her struggles, wisdom, and experiences gained from her hard-won career as a triathlete. With close to 2 million core participants, triathlons of various distances and challenges are attracting more participants than ever before. In TO THE FINISH LINE, one of the sports' greatest legends brings triathlon to life, with guidance for newbies or experienced athletes, to achieve their best triathlons-no matter their ability. Filled with training tips, practical advice and inside information from a champion, triathletes of all levels can benefit from Wellington's experience and insight. Her book will guide readers on their own journey, whether that be a sprint or an Ironman, and encourage them to rise to every new challenge.

The Race Within

Author: Jim Gourley
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1623689104
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Ultraman Triathlon, one of the most remarkable endurance races in the world, is a three-day, 320-mile race that circumnavigates the Big Island of Hawaii. With only 40 competitors allowed in each year, this invitation-only event hosts some of the most superlative athletes on the planet. The Race Within discusses the 30-year history of the sport and race director Jane Bockus, former Pan Am flight attendant who has never done a triathlon, yet has dedicated herself to keeping the event true to its founding spirit for decades. This book follows Jane, her assistants, and a small cast of athletes through an entire year—from the end of the 2012 Ultraman to the 2013 event—and shows how they faced new challenges to the growth and well-being of the event, and were forced to question if old traditions could survive in a world of constantly-evolving sports entertainment. Granted full access to the race and the athletes, author Jim Gourley presents a look at this unique event and examines what it means to truly love sports.

Self Storage

Author: Gayle Brandeis
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345504463
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Flan Parker has always had an inquisitive mind, searching for what’s hidden below the surface and behind the door. Her curious nature and enthusiastic probing have translated into a thriving resale business in the university housing complex where she lives with her husband and two young children. Flan’s venture helps pay the bills while her husband works on his dissertation, work that lately seems to involve more loafing on the sofa watching soap operas than reading or writing. The secret of her enterprising success: unique and everyday treasures bought from the auctions of forgotten and abandoned storage units. When Flan secures the winning bid on a box filled only with an address and a note bearing the word “yes,” she sets out to discover the source of this mysterious message and its meaning. Armed with a well-worn copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass that she turns to for guidance and solace, Flan becomes determined to find the “yes” in her own life. This search inward only strengthens her desire to unearth the hidden stories of those around her–in particular, her burqa-clad Afghan neighbor. Flan’s interest in this intriguing and secretive woman, however, comes at a formidable price for Flan and her family. Set during the year following the September 11 attacks, Self Storage explores the raw insecurities of a changed society. With lush writing, great humor, and a genuine heart, Gayle Brandeis takes a peek into the souls of a woman and a community–and reveals that it is not our differences that drive us apart but our willful concealment of the qualities that connect us. From the Hardcover edition.

The Dependents

Author: Katharine Dion
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031647388X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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One of TIME magazine's best summer reads, a "wise" (Entertainment Weekly) and "resplendent" (O, The Oprah Magazine) debut that follows a new widower confronting the truth about his long marriage One of the best books of the summer: TIME, Entertainment Weekly, O: The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Brit + Co. "A fine debut, full of intelligent writing . . . This book pleases on many levels." --Jeffrey Eugenides After the sudden death of his wife, Maida, Gene is haunted by the fear that their marriage was not all it appeared to be. Alongside Ed and Gayle Donnelly, friends since college days, he tries to resurrect happy memories of the times the two couples shared, raising their children in a small New Hampshire town and vacationing together at a lake house every summer. Meanwhile, his daughter, Dary, challenges not only his happy version of the past but also his view of Maida. As a long-standing rift between them deepens, Gene starts to understand how unknown his daughter is to him--and how enigmatic his wife was as well. And a lingering suspicion seizes his mind that could upend everything he thought he knew. Katharine Dion's assured debut moves seamlessly between Gene's present-day journey and the long history of a marriage and friendship. Rich and wonderfully alive, The Dependents is the most moving kind of drama, an intimate glance into the expanse of family life and the way we must all eventually bridge the chasm between what we want to believe and what we know to be true.

Finding Triathlon

Author: Scott Tinley
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 1578265851
Format: PDF, ePub
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Training for and completing a triathlon is one of the most grueling life experiences anyone can have, requiring a degree of personal commitment, individual strength and iron will that few people possess. A true test of your ability to find, and then surpass your physical, mental and emotional limits, the only real analogue to triathlon…is the challenge of life itself. In Finding Triathlon, professional athlete Scott Tinley explores the world inside and outside endurance sports, seeking answers to age-old questions. Part memoir, part cultural exploration, Tinley uses the language of sports to speak universal truths. Told through anecdotes, both personal and shared, with a critical, inquisitive, and often humorous interpretation of a life lived through the medium of sports, Tinley reflects on the sport of triathlon, honest competition, and the drive to improve ourselves as a whole, looking to understand how and why we live our lives. Finding Triathlon is not a self-help book, and it’s not a fitness guide. Nor is it just about triathlons and triathletes. It’s about a lifestyle, a perspective, a way of looking at the world and its challenges, as you strive to better yourself and better understand yourself. Whether you’re training for the next big race or you’ve never run a mile in your life, Finding Triathlon speaks to the champion in each of us, demonstrating how making the decision to push ourselves to succeed in our dreams can affect our life, our world, and our future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Seeker s Guide to Self Freedom

Author: Guy Finley
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1618427253
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom Truths for Living by Guy Finley There's a reason why we all love stories about ancient maps, sunken ships, and buried treasure. It's because these tales reflect a deep sensing we all have: that a hidden treasure actually dwells within us -- and if we could just find the way to discover it, our lives would shine every day with life's greatest wealth: the golden qualities of true confidence, unbounded energy, unfailing wisdom, and genuine love. If you have the intuition -- or even just the wish -- that such a marvelous treasure really does exist at the very core of your being, then rest assured that you are correct. And it doesn't matter whether you've actually seen it in yourself, whether anyone else you know has it, or if your friends or relatives believe it exists. That strong, fearless, and successful self does indeed live within you. And even as you're reading this, it's waiting to be released. No matter what your life has been like until now, and as remarkable as it may seem, there truly is a part of you that can: Meet each day with complete confidence that there's nothing to fear, ever! Love fully and without reservation Always know the right thing to do Overcome any problem life tosses your way Be propelled by the endless force and power of the present moment If you have yet to realize such splendid bounties in your life, it isn't because these treasures aren't real, or that they aren't fully available to you in all their creative energy. It just means that you haven't yet found their hidden source within yourself! Just like the fabled treasure hunters who have ignited our imaginations since childhood, finding that hidden treasure within us requires going on an adventure of discovery -- inner discovery. And when setting off on a treasure hunt, the key to success is having a living map. The happy truth is that there is just such a map, and it's yours for the asking! You see, the way to the buried treasure of our true self has always been known. It's been passed down through the ages by the wise ones who have sought out and found the treasure for themselves. Throughout history the precious map has surfaced in a variety of forms, providing the chance for each one of us to follow our own personal path to fulfilling the true purpose of our life. For all of us who wish to find the effortless happiness and understanding for which we are meant, this map is available today. It is Guy Finley's powerful book, Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom: Truths for Living. This is the book that has taken thousands of grateful readers, step by step, on the journey that helped them realize a whole new life. If you will use this map yourself -- with all its generous, well-marked roads and signposts along the way -- you will soon uncover these genuine inner riches, and more: Go beyond the limitations of thought Break out of self-punishing patterns Grow in relationship with higher Love Be relieved of all fear and worry Nurture your unshakable, true nature The unique format of Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom makes it easy for you to master the special information and tools you need to attain a liberated spirit and higher success. Each chapter begins with an explanation of a critical milestone on the path to higher self-understanding. This is followed by a series of questions and answers -- real questions that have been asked by others who -- like yourself -- are actively seeking a more fulfilling and meaningful life. And then each chapter concludes with a targeted exercise that you can put into practice immediately to ensure swift progress. It's a fact: If you follow the true map of higher knowledge and instruction outlined in Seeker's Guide to Self-Freedom, it won't be long before you realize the life whose cornerstones are peace, fearlessness, and love!

Before Dawn on Bluff Road Hollyhocks in the Fog

Author: August Kleinzahler
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374715947
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collection of August Kleinzahler’s best poems, divided—like his life—between New Jersey and San Francisco When August Kleinzahler won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, the judges’ citation referred to his work as “ferociously on the move, between locations, between forms, between registers.” They might also have added “between New Jersey and San Francisco,” the places Kleinzahler has spent his life traveling between, both on the road and on the page. This collection assembles the best of his New Jersey and San Francisco poems for the first time, organized according to place, with each city receiving its own title and cover. Providing readers with a gorgeous guide to Kleinzahler’s interior geography, Before Dawn on Bluff Road (New Jersey) and Hollyhocks in the Fog (San Francisco) function as both word-maps and word-anatomies of one of our greatest poet’s lifelong passions and preoccupations.