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Roll On: Kristian Blummenfelt, The Ministry of Truth, & Sustainable Self-Growth

By May 12, 2022January 5th, 2023No Comments
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Episode #679



Welcome to another edition of ‘Roll On’, wherein we riff on matters of interest across sports, culture, entertainment, and self-betterment. Today’s highlights include a Zoom call with Ironman World Champion Kristian Blummenfelt and his coach Olav Aleksander Bu; a listener question on putting wisdom into practice; and a coaching call check-in with Chris Hauth.

As always, my co-host is Mr. Adam Skolnick, an activist, veteran journalist, and David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me co-author. Adam writes about adventure sports, environmental issues, and civil rights for outlets such as The New York Times, Outside, ESPN, BBC, and Men’s Health. He is also the author of One Breath and still uses the ‘new dad’ excuse to avoid working on his novel.

“Be gracious to yourself. Let go of the need to do everything all at once. Focus on improving one thing at a time.”


Specific topics discussed in today’s episode include:

  • Adam’s latest NYT piece A Free Diver’s Training Partners: Sharks
  • Outstanding performances from the Ironman World Championships
  • A brief conversation with IMWC Kristian Blummenfelt & his coach Olav Aleksander Bu
  • Should a 6 year old be permitted to run a marathon?
  • Endurance wins: Jackie Hunt-Broersma & William Goodge
  • the implications of overturning Roe v. Wade
  • why Joe Biden’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ is problematic
  • thoughts on how to create sustainable growth; and
  • check-in with coach Chris Hauth

Thank you to Tristan from Utah for today’s listener question. If you want your query discussed, drop it on our Facebook Group Page or, better yet, leave a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

Note: We will be recording a sleep-specific AMA episode with Dr. Matthew Walker (RRP 600) in the near future. Please submit your sleep questions for consideration by sending an e-mail to [email protected] or leaving a voicemail at (424) 235-4626.

The visually inclined can watch today’s show go down on YouTube. And as always, the podcast streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


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