David Goggins' fiancée approves and supports his highly intense lifestyle
David Goggins is a top endurance athlete who is dedicated to his intense fitness routine. Though it may be tough to spend life with a diet and fitness addict, he has an amazing fiancée, Jennifer Kish, who supports and understands his monotonous, endorphin-induced lifestyle.
Goggins' Fiancée Is Understanding of His Fitness Regimes
The retired US Navy SEAL's fiancée is an Executive Director of Goggins LLC. She has been very open about their relationship and her love for him, as she often shares about him on her social media accounts.
In September 2020, Kish posted a photo of her husband’s feet on Instagram, which should have come with a content warning because of the state his feet were in. But her post explained that it was the result of his incredible determination to fitness and his monotonous routine without a day-off.
She also shared his workout routine, including a series of stretching routines, running no less than 10 miles each day, and hours of gym work. To watch his never-ending journey from the sidelines is sometimes exhausting for her, but she understands and appreciates the discipline and sacrifice it takes.
The ultramarathon runner sweetly reposted that post, with a caption that read, “It takes a special to live with me.”
Not just his current partner, his ex-wife, a nurse named Aleeza Goggins, was a part of his support team too. Although they are now divorced, she used to help him as part of his support team too.
The Real Reason Behind David's Devotion To Fitness
So, is there a reason he pushes himself to be fitter and better every day? Yes, there is.
In 2005, he lost several of his friends in Afghanistan while on a mission. Since then, he started competing in endurance races to help raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, a charity that grants full college scholarships to fallen warriors' children. His ex-wife was very supportive in his endeavors.
In 2010, when they were still together, Aleeza shared with Stars and Stripes why the ultra-distance cyclist thought he had to participate in those races. He did it all to gain attention to raising money for the ones who needed it.
He realized that in order to gain attention to raise money, he was going to have to suffer. He hates running. He hates riding the bike. I’m here to tell you he’s angry every morning he has to do it.
She also showed her concern about the pain he puts himself through while explaining that it was pointless to talk him out of anything he is motivated to do, no matter how painful and risky it was.
Goggins Is a Top Endurance Athlete
As an outsider, it is tough to understand how Goggins can accomplish such feats. So, let's take a look at his history.
At the age of 24, the former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member was depressed and weighed 290 pounds. After watching a commercial, he decided to join the most challenging program in the world—the Navy SEAL's training program. He was laughed at because of his weight; however, with his determination and the help of an intense fitness routine, he lost 100 pounds in 59 days and completed the program.
His weight loss journey during the training program isn't the only commendable feat. He is one of the world’s best endurance athletes who has completed over 60 ultra-marathons, triathlons, and ultra-triathlons.
Goggins is also a one-time world record holder for most pull-ups done in 24 hours or less, with 4030 pull-ups in just 17! He was able to break the record after two failed attempts, during which he incurred injuries.
In addition to that, he has also written a self-help memoir, Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds, to share his life story and inspire people to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.
Despite all the achievements, recognition is not what he's looking for. According to his official site, “For him, physical and mental suffering are a journey of self-discovery, no other experience makes him feel more clear, focused and alive.”