BART spokesman and former KCBS news reporter Chris Filippi
Inspired by the story of Navy Seal David Goggins, Chris Filippi sought to step up his physical game following his first marathon. The new test of conditioning would be running four miles every four hours over the course of two days–48 miles in 48 hours. The BART spokesman and former radio reporter at KCBS breaks down the challenges–both mental and physical in pulling off the feat, what stops others from accomplishing challenges and how breakthroughs like these transcends every area of life. We recorded on conversation immediately following the second presidential debate so we started with a breakdown of the biggest story of the day. Who scored the most points and was either candidate able to move the needle with the few remaining undecided voters.
Why Chris Filippi Embraced Challenge of 48 miles in 48 hours.
"Every day you've got to get yourself up. You've got to use that drive to...answer the bell. And that's one of the things that appealed to me about the 4 x 4 x 48 is that essentially what your doing is--you're not taking a punch. You're not in a ring. But there are similarities to a boxing match in that you need to answer the bell not once, not twice, but you need to do it twelve times."
"If you're not nervous, that's a problem...Pressure is a privilege. I think that may have been Billie Jean King. And to really understand that and get after it, it's really important. And I think there's a balance, too. Of recognizing you are enough, too. And that's what Jenna Fischer talks about in her book that sometimes you don't have to be over the top--that you are enough."
"I think it's foolish to believe that teams don't have some type of dysfunction within them regardless of their record and place in the standings. And this, obviously has gone public But I feel this is more trending toward a bump in the road than an implosion because those guys realize how special it is what they have and I think they'll be hungry to rekindle it and get back to that level of play soon.
"You have to learn to see yourself. You're hiding something. And not just the physical body. We're talking about everything goes on internally. The emotional body. That's why we go there--to heal, really because the yoga is really mental work.
"I never show up knowing what I'm getting paid for a gig. I never ask. I'll leave without getting my check, which is not good. So managers out there who are listening and think they can rip me off, no!