In this episode, Sean Corvelle sits down with Sergeant Noah Galloway, who is an adaptive athlete and a huge part of the Tough Mudder community. Noah is a veteran who lost his arm and leg in Iraq and has since become an inspiration. Noah opens up about his depression, his military story, fitness, being outside your comfort zone, and more.
Check out Noah’s book, Living with No Excuses- A Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier here.
Donate to his No Excuses Charitable Fund here.
Connect with Noah on Social:
-Facebook: Noah Galloway
A LOOK INSIDE THE EPISODE:
TM: How does it feel to be inspiring and talking with people about your story?
N: I love it. I started getting attention and when I got into Tough Mudder early on after I was injured and lost my arm and my leg and had some other injuries. I went through some depression and I really struggled. I have three kids and they were really young at the time and I realized that I needed just to change who I was to be a better example for them. Which led me into getting back into fitness, taking care of myself, and then I was introduced to Tough Mudder and it just became an obsession. The first one I did was in Georgia then just suddenly I wanted to do them everywhere. I wanted to experience them all and that evolved into different things. Corporations reach out to me and I get to travel all over the country and all over the world giving speeches and I absolutely love it even though we just went through where everything kind of stopped for a little while and trying to survive this pandemic. I think that this is a great turning point for a lot of people that were stuck at home, stuck sitting around. Hey, if you put on some weight, that’s okay, let’s all get back into shape together and come out and do these races. I’m so excited that Tough Mudder is getting up and going and nothing’s affected it and to get out there and support one another. What really makes me happy, you asked me how it feels. I constantly either meet people or have people reach out to me on social media. They say that I inspired them or took their excuses away to get into shape, to do a Tough Mudder and that means a lot to me because running those races, getting back in shape led me down a better path on being a better father, a better person, and I’m very thankful for it. I owe a lot of that to Tough Mudder. And to you, Sean, motivating everybody.