Read more, less TV.
My list of things to do has always included writing a book. My friend Grant Shymske has wrote two. I have a small amount of jealousy towards him, as I am sure he has another in the works or planning stages.
Most people are surprised at how much I read. I always have at least two to three books on standby at all times. They vary from historical, science fiction, to graphic novels. I read real books. I love the texture, the feel, and turning a page. I always find it surprising when people say they do not read. You’re doing yourself a injustice. Always expand your knowledge and capacity to learn.
Grant has vast experience as a runner and as a participant in endurance events. He has tapped into a deep well of knowledge from other racers. Sharing what works and does not work.
I asked Grant to tell me about himself in his own words so I could share it with you.
“Life as a grown man started in the infantry. In college I studied philosophy of science and military science during which my love for research and critical reasoning was sparked. After military service, I dove head first into the world of adventure racing and endurance challenges. During this time I went back to school for my masters in philosophy of science and started writing my first book.
I started running adventure races professionally for GORUCK in 2013 and did so for 3 years while getting my certifications in personal training, nutritional programming, and CrossFit. During this time I published my second book. Now I work for myself as a personal trainer and fitness instructor and am currently studying for my second masters in exercise science and human performance. My current long term goals are to open my own gym and to qualify for CrossFit regionals, while I still participate in endurance challenges my main form is is now on strength and conditioning.
I currently live around Fort Bragg, NC with my amazing power lifting, bodybuilding wife Chanelle and my best buddy and furry companion Axel.”
Back to me. I encourage you to check out Grant’s books. Whether you are an aspiring adventure/endurance racer or a seasoned veteran, always stay on the path of learning. Surround yourself with positive people that motivate and inspire. Grant is that kinda people.
Endure Smarter Not Harder: Consolidated wisdom from extreme endurance athletes who have been there and done that (Motivation for Current and Aspiring Endurance Challenge Athletes) (Volume 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1508712360/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_3BgNwbR64T8S3
The Endurance Life: Crush Your Goals: Motivation For Current And Aspiring Endurance Challenge Athletes Vol. 2 (Volume 2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1515010708/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_.CgNwbK2Z5MBW