Episode 22 - Luke Tyburski - The Endurance Adventurer - A Story of Perseverance and Triumph September 13 2016, 0 Comments
25-kilometer swim. 1,300-kilometer cycle. 14 marathons. 12 days.
Luke Tyburski -The Endurance Adventurer
Luke Tyburski is a master of setting goals and achieving them. He makes the unimaginable, tangible. He takes on the challenges that seem impossible and demands them to get the hell out of the way. Some say he's crazy. One thing is for sure...don't tell him it can't be done.
After a professional soccer career left his body beat down and broken, his spirit also started to crack. Luke fell into a depression, unbeknownst to his friends and family, due to a lack of purpose and identity. He was no longer the soccer player of his childhood dreams.
Luke, not one to stay down for long, came across The Marathon des Sables, a seven-day footrace across the Sahara Desert, totaling 250 kilometers. Needless to say, he signed up and thus The Endurance Adventurer was born out of the African sand. The adventures provided Luke's the most effective treatment for his struggle with depression.
Events like this gave Luke a sense of purpose, the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded people, and live a life full of adventure!
Luke set a goal for himself that literally, no one else in the world had ever accomplished or ever dreamt: The Ultimate Triathlon. This race would be unlike any other. It consisted of a swim across the Strait of Gibraltar, a cycle along the Spanish coast, and finished with a run following the French coastline; from Morocco to Monaco.
Oh, and by the way, he set this goal 4.5 years in advance! This is the definition of determination.
In this episode of The Too Fit Podcast, we dive into Luke's Ultimate Triathlon experience, but also:
- is the saying "mind over body" actually true?
- Luke's three keys to achieving your goals and staying on course
- his inner dialogue before, during, and after each race
- the process of reflection and self-discovery challenges provide
- signs to look for in people who are dealing with depression
- the single most important way you can help a friend battling depression
- how you can make peace with everything that may come your way
Not to mention a good story or two from the most grueling 12 days of Luke's life!
Visit Luke's website for a trailer of his upcoming documentary of The Ultimate Triathlon, as well as the US debut in Los Angeles on October 11th. Find out more about Luke, his adventures, and motivational tools on his social media and links below.
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