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Ironman
Ironman | Chris Crutcher
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Bo Brewster has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. Following angry outbursts at his football coach and English teacher that have cost him his spot on the football team and moved him dangerously close to expulsion from school, he turns to the only adult he believes will listen: Larry King. In his letters to Larry, Bo describes his quest for excellence on his own terms. No more coaches for me, he tells the talk show icon, no more dads. I'm going to be a triathlete, an Ironman. Relegated to Mr. Nak's before-school Anger Management group (which he initially believes to be populated with future serial killers and freeway snipers), Bo meets a hard-edged, down-on-their-luck pack of survivors with stainless steel shields against the world that Bo comes to see are not so different from his own. It is here he meets and falls in love with Shelly, a future American Gladiator, whose passion for physical challenge more than matches his. Ironman is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking story about growing up in the heart of struggle. It is about standing up, getting knocked down, and standing up again. It is about being heard--and learning to listen.
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Gissy
Ironman | Chris Crutcher
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Not book related but I wanted to share that today I couldn‘t read much and my #SpringEquinoxSwap box is still unopened because I was since 3:45 am in the half Ironman event giving support to my fiends. I ran like 4 miles to continue with that support to one of them and worked in one of the water station as a volunteer.

TheBookHippie Wow!!! That‘s impressive! Enjoy when you open. I hope you love it. 9mo
Chrissyreadit Nice!!!! It sounds like a great day 💚😘 9mo
Suet624 How wonderful. 9mo
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BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
tpixie What a day! So sweet support you gave your friend!!! Hope you catch up on your sleep this week! 8mo
DaveGreen7777 You‘re such a good friend! 😊 8mo
Gissy @tpixie Yes! Today I have been in bed, resting and watching videos about books. I tried to read but I can‘t concentrate🤷🏽‍♀️ 8mo
Gissy @DaveGreen7777 Well, we are a team. They were so supportive with me during my December 2021 sprint triathlon. In this type of sport you need that support. I‘m so proud of them! It was a hard race even for the elite group as I read in the news today but they did it💪 8mo
Gissy @Suet624 It was fantastic! I wish I could do it sometime. 8mo
Gissy @BookwormAHN Thank you! There were many participants from different states. Some of them were struggling with the sun but they did it💪 8mo
Suet624 I can‘t imagine trying to do that! 8mo
tpixie @Gissy sounds like a great recovery day! 8mo
Gissy @Suet624 I really don‘t know if I can but I just signed for another sprint next June. It is not the same but I can practice the swim part 8mo
WJCintron Well done!!! 😃 🙌 Keep rocking and supporting others! And don't forget to rest and do some self care! 8mo
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Gissy
Ironman | Chris Crutcher
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Today was the Half Ironman event in PR.It was an extremely hot day, I worked for a couple of hours as volunteer.For our athletes, training in PR was a challenge after Hurricane María.They trained without electricity, running with flashlights with few places to practice the swimming running in bad roads.A cousin & a friend completed the event for the first time.Very proud of these 2 women! Waiting for my turn!The Governor of PR also ran in relay.

Cinfhen 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
tpixie PR Strong!!! So much to be proud of!!! 5y
Gissy Thank you @tpixie for unconditional support always! 😘 Thank you @Cinfhen 5y
tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 5y
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