In her mid-forties, Ruth Heidrich was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing treatment, she realized she had to challenge herself to keep well. She deicded to run the punishing Ironman Triathlon a test of endurance involving a 2.4 mile swin, 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile marathon run. To do this and reamin cancer-free, she stopped eating animal products, adopting a plant-based diet and a life-affirming attitude that was determined - in more ways than one- to be in it for the long run., Twenty years later, Heidrich is still running, still cancer-free, and still positive about life. This is her story. She describes her fight with cancer, her healing diet, and the rewards of competing in the toughest races in the world. She shows you how to become healthier, more positive, and challenge yourself to change.
Author: Ruth E. Heidrich Ph.D.