When a number of his fellow Navy SEALs were killed in combat, David Goggins decided he wanted to raise money to help support their families and to get out of his comfort zone as a 290-pound powerlifter by tackling the toughest endurance event on the planet, the Badwater 135 Mile run across Death Valley. He lost 40 pounds, got down to around 250 pounds and completed a 100 mile run in 19 hours just to qualify for Badwater. He finished fifth in his first attempt at Badwater. His first triathlon? The three day classic on the Big Island of Hawaii known as Ultraman, and he finished second. David never experienced anything close to a runners high. Nope. He hated every second and every step of every one of the 15+ 100 mile races he completed over the next few years. His new book which can be pre-ordered now on Amazon is called “Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds” and it challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and accomplish more in your life than you ever thought possible.
David Goggins is one of my all-time favorite people and his back story is simply unbelievable.