May 18, 2018
Today’s interview with Susan Lacke is a bit unusual because, while I prepared all the questions, they were sent to Susan in advance and read to her by someone else in a recording studio. Why you ask? Because Susan is deaf, which provided some logistical issues for us. Despite those, this is a completely different and delightful interview.
Running has reminded Susan that she is not perfect and not the best, both lessons she believes are important for her perfectionist self. It gives her an outlet and reminder to always be her true and honest self not some view of who she should be.
Her friend Carlos, who inspired the title of her book believed in her and that she could change from an overweight smoker and inspired her to get busy and get on with changing her life. Carlos managed to change her mind from thinking exercisers were a cult that was not something she wanted to belong to. He made her realize that it was herself she was afraid of. It made her realize that if he was so willing to fight cancer, she was determined to stick by his side with anything he needed from her.
I do want to give you a small heads up that this episode contains some colorful language that might not be suitable for small children so you may wish to find a solo time or listen with headphones.
Susan Lacke is a writer for several running and outdoors publications, including Women’s Running, Success, Competitor and Triathlete. She is the author of “Life’s Too Short to go So F*cking Slow”.
Be the best you can be with what you have.
It is the people in your life who will inspire you to change; the sports don’t change you, the people do.
The pain is the best part, because it lets you know you are alive.
Thank you to BodyHealth for sponsoring this episode of Running for Real.
Now I am back to training, guess what was the first thing I did to start making sure I recover quicker (as coming back to fitness really beats your body up!), yep, you guessed it, BodyHealth Perfect Amino! Get 10% off at Bodyhealth.com using coupon code TINA10
To share your thoughts:
Leave a note in the comment section below.
Join the Running for Real Facebook Group and share your thoughts on the episode (or future guests you would like to hear from)
To help out the show:
Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews will really help me climb up the iTunes rankings and I promise, I read every single one.
Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcast player.
Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.
Thank you to Susan, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.