By Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.
In her mid-forties, Ruth Heidrich used to be clinically determined with breast melanoma. After present process therapy, she discovered she needed to problem herself to maintain good. She deicded to run the punishing Ironman Triathlon a try of persistence concerning a 2.4 mile swin, 112 mile motorbike journey, and a 26.2 mile marathon run. to do that and reamin cancer-free, she stopped consuming animal items, adopting a plant-based vitamin and a life-affirming perspective that was resolute - in additional methods than one- to be in it for the long term. 20 years later, Heidrich continues to be working, nonetheless cancer-free, and nonetheless optimistic approximately existence. this can be her tale. She describes her struggle with melanoma, her therapeutic vitamin, and the rewards of competing within the hardest races on the earth. She exhibits you the way to develop into more healthy, extra confident, and problem your self to alter.
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It all helps. 15 CHAPTER THREE GETTING INFORMED T riathletes are among the most sociable people I have ever met. I recall during the early days of running, cycling, and swimming, that my questions concerning the three sports were invariably answered totally, completely, and enthusiastically. The sharing of information seemed to be done so joyfully, and I found that I, too, as I learned the tricks of the trade, felt compelled to share with others. First, I would respond to people who asked for help.
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A Race for Life by Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.