How ten days of meditation actually changed the way we train.
We often talk about missing the importance of the journey when we’re too focused on the destination, but what if that journey is commanding a flight to the International Space Station, or swimming 108 miles from Havana, Cuba, to Key West, Florida?
This week, I was lucky enough to speak with two awe-inspiring people about the physical and mental challenges of their incredible journeys.
I talk to Commander Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, who made history in 2013 with his five month stint aboard the International Space Station. What followed was a best-selling book, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, and possibly an even better known video – his version of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity,’ performed and filmed on the Space Station.
I also speak to the remarkable Diana Nyad, a world record-holding marathon swimmer, who after five attempts over 35 years, swam from Cuba to Florida at the age of 63. Diana’s book, Find A Way, is out now.