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Every Second Counts

In Paris on 25 July 1999 Lance Armstrong made world headlines with the most stunning comeback in the history of sport winning the Tour de France in the fastest ever time after battling against life threatening testicular cancer just eighteen months previously A few months after that historic victory he became a father for the first time His first book It's Not About the Bike charted his journey back to life a. Despite believing that Lance Armstrong was a drug using cheat I really enjoyed his first book It s Not About The Bike It was a well written compelling story Lance is an example for everyone not to give up not just cyclists or cancer patients regardless of whether he s using performance enhancing substances or notOf course It s Not About The Bike was not near enough to dissuade me that Lance s actions on Stage 18 of TDF 2004 were anything but the actions of a bully forcing a smaller man to keep his mouth shut and not speak out against drugs in cycling Even after the stage Lance saidI was protecting the interests of the peloton The other riders were very gratefulIt s difficult to interpret this statement and his zip your lips message to Simeoni in a positive light in any other way but don t speak pubically about drugsAfter reading It s Not About The Bike I had a strong admiration for Lance and the way he got through his cancer ordeal and his cycling performances were phenomenal drugs or no drugsWhat about Every Second CountsWell the first thing I ll say is that I picked this up at about 1am on a work night as some light reading before I went to sleep I turned off my bedside lamp at 530am hoping that I d survive the day on 3 hours sleep after reading all 250 pages straight through Bonus point to Sally Jenkins what a fantastic writer If you are a world famous athlete wanting to tell your story with a ghost writer there s no one betterThe story takes us from his preparation for his second Tour de France victory in 2000 all the way to his fourth consecutive victory in 2003 As a cyclist and sports fan I really enjoyed his description of training and the races themselves The other part of the story is human dealing with the events of September 11th 2001 dealing with children his cancer foundation the annoyance of dealing with difficult French bureaucracyHe did mention Stage 18 04 giving his side of the story in a few words Although I m not convinced by his explanation and I still think it showed the character traits of a bully I must admit that the book did originally influenced me back to believing he was a clean rider I can t pinpoint exactly why I think it was a combination of the way he talked about the drugs tests and their effect on his life The book is very personal at times and after reading it I felt like I know how the guy thinks I may not like him but I have a lot of respect for what he achievedTo summarise this is an excellent book 910 It s better than his first and better than most sports autobiographies you ll find I recommend that everyone read this book you might find it inspiring or simply a captivating page turnerUpdate 2012 I believe that there s now no doubt that Armstrong not only cheated but he probably has masterminded one of the greatest sporting frauds in known history He has been rightly stripped of all 7 Tour titles This review was originally published on sportcrazynet

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Nd went on to become an international bestseller and to win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year 2000Now in this much anticipated follow up Armstrong shares details of his remarkable life story including four Tour de France wins an Olympic medal and the births of his twin daughters Grace and Isabelle Never shy of controversy Lance Armstrong is a genuine global sports superstar and one of cycling's greates. If you can read it a decade ago then it s inspirational If you read it now then it just seems hypocritical

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T ever champions Here he offers us his life philosophy his thoughts on thoughts on training competing winning and failure He also recounts the work done for the Foundation he set up following his dramatic recovery and introduces further inspirational tales of cancer survival Every Second Counts is another extraordinary and awe inspiring book from a man who strives every day to meet life's momentous challenges. I did not read the Spanish version though that s what seems to come up here Rather than a review just posting some of my favorite uotes from the book to preserve them What it teaches is this pain is temporary uitting lasts foreverMortal illness like most personal catastrophes comes on suddenly There s no great sense of foreboding no premonition you just wake up one morning and something s wrong in your lungs or your liver or your bones But near death cleared the decks and what came after was a bright sparkling awareness time is limited so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right and to string my days together into a life of action and purposeSuffering I was beginning to think was essential to a good life and as inextricable from life as bliss It s a great enhancer It might last a minute or a month but eventually it subsides and when it does something else takes its place and maybe that thing is a greater space For happiness Each time I encountered suffering I believed that I grew and further defined my capacities not just my physical ones but my interior ones as well for contentment friendship or any other human experienceThe real reward for pain is this self knowledge If I uit however it would have lasted forever that surrender even the smallest act of giving up would have stayed with me for the duration When you feel like uitting you have to ask yourself which you would rather live withI d lost races health and an old sense of self and each loss had its own place in the scheme of life Other losses if they came would have their places too There are certain inevitabilities You will grow older You will be forced to compromise in ways you never imagined and confront problems you thought you were immune to You will find a job and perhaps lose it You will fight with your mate shoulder unwanted responsibilities and cope with rank unfairness You can allow all of that to demoralize you Or you can let it shape you and trust that the shape will be interesting because of it

10 thoughts on “Every Second Counts

  1. says:

    This is an author that I wanted to hate when I was half way through the book because much of what he says comes off sounding arrogant and self centered He talks of his accomplishments his ceaseless drive how unfairly he was treated

  2. says:

    While the previous biography It's Not About the Bike My Journey Back to Life had the redeeming feature of being about his impressive return from cancer to not only return to competitive professional cycling but to win the Tour de Fran

  3. says:

    Despite believing that Lance Armstrong was a drug using cheat I really enjoyed his first book It's Not About The Bike It was a well

  4. says:

    Apart from the events where he blatantly defends his drug accusation and narrates emotional mental stress he is undergone with due to such even

  5. says:

    This book takes up where the first It's Not About the Bike left off Armstrong briefly reviews his bout with testicular cancer and then talks about the next several years of his life including the second through f

  6. says:

    If you can read it a decade ago then it's inspirational If you read it now then it just seems hypocritical

  7. says:

    Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong tells the story of his life after he overcame cancer Armstrong is a seven time Tour De France winner which is arguably the hardest cycling race on the planet He wrote this book in collaboration with Sally Jenkins a sports writer It is the second book by Lance Armstrong aft

  8. says:

    I did not read the Spanish version though that's what seems to come up here Rather than a review just posting some of my favorite uotes from t

  9. says:

    So it looks as thought I'm going to live at least for another 50 years or But whenever I need to reassure myself of this as I sometimes doArmstrong's second book is a remarkably balanced account of his attempt to adjust to an 'ordinar

  10. says:

    This one is again a great book by lance and for me this book is about telling the life of an athlete and what does he goes about in his life How he balances his family friends and cyclingThis book starts once the lance won his 1st title in the race and is is getting ready for the next one and how he keeps winning till the time he ends up winning his 5th titleWhile there are surely few instances where he gives you advise for life ie 'You m

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