Ok lets be honest – triathletes are bunch of head cases. Training all day long at the expense of our joints, other interests, and in some cases our families selects for a little bit of crazy. If you are like me you have negative thoughts and patterns of thinking that can sometimes motivate me but, in other cases, they get in my way. Even though I try not to let anyone know about it I can sometimes sabotage my self-confidence and, like everyone else on social media, I still fall prey to feeling like everyone else is better, faster, happier, and more fulfilled than I am. Finally, I still get butterflies in my stomach before a big event and all of that fear and pressure can be overwhelming.
Over the years, I have come to learn that this is kind of sort of “normal” for me. The trick is knowing how to manage all of that anxiety, fear, competitiveness, and general craziness that comes along with being an endurance athlete. I would have given anything to have this book when I was racing.
In Calm the F*ck Down, Dr. Marshall covers A LOT of ground and he does it in a way that all of us athletes can relate to. If you are looking for touchy feely “become one with the universe” mantras or some other new age bullshit, this is not the book for you. If, however, you finally want to roll up your sleeves, learn how to take charge of your emotions and, do the work you know you need to do to become a happier and more fulfilled athlete (and maybe PR along the way) Simon is the guy for you. While you are learning how not to “fat talk,” learning how to suffer, and how to calm the f*ck down Dr. Marshall will have you pissing in your pants with his off kilter, NSFW, British psychohumor. Get it today. Betty says you won't regret it.