I had an opportunity to get a look at the soon to be released book, Living With A SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by entrepreneur, Jesse Itzler. I felt like I was watching a soon to be released movie – even though it was a hardcover book that I was reading – it was thoroughly enjoyable and quite frankly, I could not put it down. I don’t know if it was due to the intriguing coach/athlete relationship with SEAL (as in Navy SEAL) and his client, or because of the gut-busting scenes in the book, involving the burpees, one of the lake incidents or times using the weighted-vest.
The main character, Jesse Itzler @the100MileMan, is the owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, and a pretty good endurance runner with multiple NY marathon under his belt. He is also married to Sara Blakely, who founded Spanx. Jesse ends up hiring a Navy SEAL for a month to shake things up a bit and take his work (fitness) capacity to the next level. The Navy Seal ends up living with the family and traveling everywhere with them. No matter where they are, home/office/traveling, the SEAL always finds some unique way to insert his training protocol into the already busy day of Jesse. This of course, needs to happen multiple times each day, no matter the weather outside or time. By the end of their journey, Jesse ends up finding out a great deal more about himself than he ever expected to…”Roger that.”
This book is a must read for anyone looking for that next great pull you in type book. Maybe you’re looking for some fresh ideas yourself for a new training stimulus or like Jesse, just need to shake things up a bit. I read the 250-page book in basically a day, I just could not put it down! I’m sure you’ll feel the same way afterwards. It read like a future movie script to me with Actor Terry Crews playing SEAL.
“If you can see yourself doing something, you can do it. If you can’t see yourself doing something, usually you can’t achieve it.” – SEAL(ism)