Susan Lacke’s Debut Memoir Reveals the Power of Friendship and Sport to Change Lives Forever

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Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow by Susan Lacke LTS 400x600Boulder, CO, USA — November 7, 2017 — In her debut memoir, fitness writer Susan Lacke remembers the epic friendship that saved her life. They were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor with a pack-a-day habit and a bad attitude. He was her boss and an accomplished Ironman® triathlete. She was a whiner; he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together; she was a bit of a f*ck-up.

Yet Susan and Carlos shared a deep and abiding friendship that traversed life, sport, illness, death, and shades in between. Carlos showed Susan another path to follow, one of health and confidence, even as his own body fell apart.

Amusing and poignant, Life’s Too Short To Go So F*cking Slow is a buddy story about running and triathlon as well as a coming-of-age memoir filled with growth and heartbreak. Most of all, it’s a story of how friendship can change lives forever. This moving story is now available in bookstores, triathlon shops, and online. Read sample chapters and see more at

Life’s Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance
Susan Lacke
Paperback. 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, 184 pp., $18.95, 9781937715656
Available November 7, 2017.

Susan Lacke (“LAY-kee”) is a writer, college professor, endurance athlete, and an adventure junkie who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. She holds a doctorate in health education and an M.S. in family and community wellness. She is a featured columnist for Competitor and Triathlete magazines, and her monthly columns resonate with readers of all levels because she writes often of ass-chafing, getting lost in the woods, and being hungry all the damn time. Her writing has appeared in many national and regional publications including Women’s RunningSUCCESS, and Salt Lake magazine. She won The Bee storytelling competition in Salt Lake City, was selected as one of Arizona Foothills magazine’s “Women Who Move the Valley,” and has finished several Ironman and marathon races. Learn more about Susan at

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