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Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You by Mark Allen, Brant Secunda

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Chapter One
A Fit Body’s Secret Ingredient: A Fit Soul
You can only do so much with the body, and so much more with the mind . . .
What does it mean to be fit? How fit can a person be? How fit are you right now? By the end of this chapter you’re going to know the answers to these questions. To begin to understand exactly what we mean by having a Fit Body, let’s cast back to the year 1989. There is no better way to illustrate the unlimited power of a Fit Soul within the confines of the physical body than to tell the story of Mark’s attempt to win the Ironman that year.

Fifty-Eight Seconds and a Soul, as Told by Mark

When I began my career as a professional triathlete in 1982, I judged my success in terms of the minutes and seconds ...

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