Intro (8’), Chapter 1 - I should have been a statistic (66’), Chapter 2 - Truth Hurts (64’), Chapter 3 - The Impossible Task (61’)
Welcome to our third month of Chaski Book Club! I’m so stoked to be reading “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins this week. This book exploded onto the scene in late 2018-early 2019 and people were drawn to the power of his story, which goes so far beyond the typical inspirational self-help book.
Goggins’ story is at times literally incredible (no spoilers) and he also presents a series of “Challenges” in the book, practical things we can do to chase our own dreams. I do encourage you to participate in these, find what works for you, but I’ll pose some questions as usual separate from the challenges.
In these first 3 chapters, we see David grow up through a terribly abusive early life. It isn’t until the end of chapter 3 that he really begins to focus on his dream and self improvement. In chapter 3, he talks about focusing on weaknesses as a way towards goals. This is so relevant in running - both literally and figurative.
What are the weaknesses that you’ve worked to overcome (as both a runner and a person)? What do you see now about yourself as an athlete or a person that you could work on?