I don't have sponsors. I'm fully self-supported. All the traveling, all the races I do, I've done on my own. I've done these things to prove that they can be done. I've done these things to prove that if I can do them, so can you. From an early age, Hollywood glorified super heroes in film and those films inspired me as well as entire generations. We all fantasize of greatness and we were inspired to believe that we could be extraordinary. My cause is to help guide those who want to be more and get more out of life. There are winners, there are losers and there are winners who haven't found a way to win yet. We must lead by example. We must be the light within the darkness. We must prove to all that there is a way to success, to happiness. Excellence through athletics is part of the mind, body and spirit trinity. Belief in the self is the prime directive. A recognition that self-confidence, energy and purpose are the driving forces behind all things good in life. Running is a gift that promotes every single facet of that trinity. The physical, mental and emotional benefits of running far exceed that of any other sport. Ultra-running brings a new dimension of pain, purpose and resolve, that makes a person a better version of themselves.
500 Marathons - Ultramarathons - Ironman Triathlons by 2019 and an opportunity to set multiple Guinness World Records.
The Plan: Run marathons - ultramarathons and Ironman triathlons in all 50 U.S. States and all 195 countries on Earth.
At 6'4" 240lbs, I'm bigger than Schwarzenneger and am the largest competitive endurance athelete on the planet.
I sit down with podcast sports interviewer 'Denny Krahe' to talk about the love of running, some of the motivating factors behind my running as well as a host of other great topics.
"Greg wasn’t a runner growing up, but he definitely was into lifting weights. At some point a few years ago, he decided he wanted to drop a little bit of weight and started to dabble with running here and there.
As his health habits improved and he continued to feel better, he really got into endurance sports.
And the rest, as they say, is history."
Here are some of the highlights of the conversation:
I'm always asked questions, from the people I come across, in my every day life, and they're usually the same. I thought it might be helpful to address those questions here, so more people could benefit from my answers.
This is a tough one because I could go on and on. When I first started out doing marathons, I would be shaking uncontrollable at the end of the race, barely able to stand, cramping up beyond all belief. I had muscles that severely cramped up that I never knew could cramp. It would take hours before I would get back to normal. I usually took on quite a bit of caffeine, at least one GU packet with caffeine every 45 minutes. I also didn't hydrate enough and most of the time went into races de-hydrated more than I should have been.
Fast forward three years into my running. I had a friend who could not take caffeine at all. To my amazement, he was finishing 100 mile ultramarathon distances without any sort of caffiene. I decided to give it a shot and to my amazement, I would no longer cramp up, shake, feel nausea or feel like the Grimm Reaper was standing next to me after a race.
To this day I will only use caffeine sparingly. I will only use it close to the end of a race. I will only use it when I know I am properly hydrated. It has made a world of difference.
Have a question for me? Let me know and I will do what I can to answer your questions.
You must stay motivated, inspired and dedicated to your goals. If you don't have that voice in your head pushing you to stay on your path each and every day, it becomes too easy to stray from your path. Momentum can make or break you, depending on which direction your actions take you. You must tune your mind each and every day. Watching these videos and listening to motivational soundtracks do that for me. They allow me to put myself into a state of mind that is conducive to a consistent call to action. I listen to these every single day without fail.
When I lack the will, when I don't have the energy, when I just can't get motivated, I rely on this to make a way.
Now is the time to take things to a new level. I will prove to you that you can beat cancer, you can beat depression, you can beat alcohol, you can beat cigarettes, you can beat addiction, you can beat arthritis, you can beat anything you set your mind to.
"They" told me it couldn't be done. "They" laughed when I said I would run my first marathon. "They" laughed at me when I said I would turn my life around. "They" will laugh at you. Let "Them" laugh.
I will share with you all of my workout music to download. Over 60 MP3 soundtracks and MP4 videos to keep you motivated and pumped up in the gym, during your run, while you train or during any activity. Play the audio and video on any device. It's the best moviation you could have while working out. You don't need supplements, you don't need stimulants, you just need YOU to be motivated.
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