Inspirational. Entertaining. Mind-blowing.
That’s how I would describe “Living with a SEAL” by Jesse Itzler.
I intentionally put inspirational first.
I am inspired to train harder than before and get out of my comfort zone more often.
I am inspired to push my limits and don’t quit when I feel like it, because there is so much more beyond that pain threshold.
I am inspired to not make bullshit excuses like “It’s raining outside” or “I need some rest”.
On the other hand, the book was highly entertaining. The whole story of a businessman bringing a Navy SEAL into his life to train and live with him for 31 days is simply great. There are a lot of funny passages in the book.
And last of all: Mind blowing.
6.2-mile swim, 261-mile bike ride, 52.4-mile run. Ultraman.
SEAL completed that race in 2006 with a bicycle he rented when arriving on/in Hawaii. And that’s just one of the extreme races he competed in.
That’s the amount of pull-ups SEAL did in 17 hours in 2013 to break the Guinness World Record.
For a reason SEAL is considered to be “the toughest athlete on the planet”. Now you might have heard of him before. His name is David Goggins
If you are into mental toughness or extreme sports, or if you just enjoy a great story, then this book is for you! If you are considering reading it, then just get it right now! You won’t regret it.