Looking for motivation? Look no further than Chrissie Wellington. I read for entertainment, for knowledge, and inspiration. A Life Without Limits is beyond inspiring especially if your are an endurance athlete. The books author Chrissie Wellington is a 4 time Iron Man World Champion as well as holding numerous records and first place finishes in Iron Man and other sanctioned events. Without a doubt it is her accomplishments that draw readers to her book, but it is her story and complex internal chatter that is the real take away from the book. On the Ironman race course she is fueled by an unrivaled determination that we all could learn from. Could you imagine competing in one of the worlds toughest endurance races…sick? What about Swimming 2.4 miles in the open water with an injured shoulder just two weeks after a cycling crash? This is the world and mindset of Chrissie Wellington? You would think a person of this athletic caliber is the perfect example of self esteem and self confidence, but Chrissie Wellington was troubled deeply by her self image. She talks a great length about her internal struggles and this is the gem of hope that we all need. To know that to struggle is normal, to have conflict is normal, and that we can still achieve greatness beyond what think we are capable.
What I learned from this book:
Determination comes from strange places.
It is never to late to become competitive.
You do not need fancy and expensive equipment to win.
People that achieve extraordinary things struggle with issues like everyone else.