David Goggins Resources

David Goggins has been a low level celebrity within the ultra endurance community for well over a decade, but lately, with his appearance in Living with a Seal, on the Joe Rogan podcast, and in his new book, he’s blowing up. I created this page to give people a central place to find lots of things Goggins.

Here they are:

Books

 

Goggins’s memoir, called Can’t Hurt Me is available in print and audio. Personally, I recommend the audio, which includes the entire book, and extended conversations between David and his ghostwriter Adam Skolnick. Buy it, seriously.

Goggins first got mainstream attention for his role as foil and inspiration in Jesse Itzler’s Living with a Seal. I loved this book and you will too. I reviewed it here. Buy it.

Website and Social Media

Goggins has a website, with tons of information on it.

Goggins is on instagram here and you should definitely, definitely follow him.

Goggins is on facebook here which he often utilizes for live videos.

Podcasts

David has been on scores of podcasts, but three of the best are below.

First appearance Rich Roll. 

Rich Roll and David Goggins

This was David’s first appearance ever on a podcast and I think came about because of a chance meeting between Goggins and Roll on the street.  Of all his many appearances on podcasts, I think this is the best. Honest as fuck and deeply compelling. 

First appearance on Joe Rogan 

You can tell in this interview that Rogan is kind of awed and definitely inspired, by Goggins life story. Generally, Rogan can be annoying, but he so clearly respects Goggins in this interview that his more bro-ish tendencies are put in check.

Second Appearance on Joe Rogan. 

By Goggins second appearance on the podcast, Rogan is clearly more comfortable and familiar with Goggins and his story. This is two plus hours of classic Goggins inspiration gold and well worth a listen.

Videos

There’s scores of videos of Goggins on youtube, here;s three of my favorites.

Life Run Shoot – Goggins and Cameron Hanes.

There’s a moment, towards the end of this video, where Goggins is benching and shouting “Who’s Gonna Carry the Boats?!?” that I think is just peak Goggins. If you don’t find it inspiring, you probably don’t belong on this page

Taking Souls

A kind of standard youtube inspiration video is taken to new heights with Goggins unrelenting message of mental toughness.


Pull Up Record Attempt

Literally a video of Goggins doing pull ups, which I have watched more times than I want to admit to get myself pumped to hit the gym.

Friday Inspiration: Nassbaum’s Morning Routine

I’ve long admired Martha Nussabum’s work in philoosphy, now I have to admire her work-out regime as well. Should I mention that she’s 69?

 

She divides her day into a series of productive, life-affirming activities, beginning with a ninety-minute run or workout, during which, for years, she “played” operas in her head, usually works by Mozart. She memorized the operas and ran to each one for three to four months, shifting the tempo to match her speed and her mood. For two decades, she has kept a chart that documents her daily exercises. After her workout, she stands beside her piano and sings for an hour; she told me that her voice has never been better.

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Friday Inspiration — Steph Curry

Like much of sports watching America, I’m obsessed with Steph Curry. With the Nets and the Kicks stinking up the joint, the Warriors games are the only one’s I watch with any consistency. Today I read this fascinating article about Curry reworking his court movements to take pressure off his ankles and transfer the stress of play to his hips and core. Oh, and along the way working up to a 400 pound deadlift.

The man’s inspiring, at least in part people so much of his success seems to come from hard work. Here’s one of the scores of Curry motivational videos. These things are cheesy, but I love them

 

Friday Inspiration — David Goggins

I’ve been listening to Jessi Itzler’s wonderful Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
on my runs. It’s hilarious, thought provoking and inspiring. As everyone who follows these things knowns by now the anonymous “Seal” in the book is legendary ultra-runner / crazy person David Goggins.

Goggins is a strange guy. Famous, but almost completely absent on social media, and not interviewed nearly as much as he should be. Finding quality video of this fascinating athlete is hard. This short video isn’t great, but its good, and it gives you a flavor for the type of man Goggins is. Enjoy.

Friday Inspiration: Galen to the Marathon

With Ryan Hall’s retirement, the U.S. lost one of its few truly great marathoners. But this week, news arrived that Galen Rupp will be trying his luck at the marathon this year. Its too early to tell if Rupp will be the next Meb or Hall*, but I’m excited to watch him race.

Here he is destroying the 10k.

 

*and he already comes with some doping baggage.

 

Friday Inspiration: Farewell Ryan Hall

There are lots and lots of great Ryan Hall videos out there, and I’ll probably post more of them in the weeks to come, but when I think of Ryan Hall videos, I think of this one (even though, really, it focuses on Josh Cox). I have visualized Hall’s stride in this video on dozens of runs when I’m trying to will myself to stay fluid, remain smooth, keep going. For all the ups and downs of his career, Hall was certainly an inspiration. I look forward to seeing what such a fascinating guy does as a second act.