30 Days to Overcome the Biggest Challenge of my Life

  • Published: 11 November 2018
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    For the past 4 years Matt has put 'Completing a Half Ironman' on his list of biggest goals. But he's always put it off due to fear and procrastination. Until now, where, along with his friend Conor, he overcomes endless doubt, fear, uncertainty and lack of training to go compete head on in a race that once seemed impossible to him...all with only 30 days of training.

    Special people to thank for making this episode happen:

    Conor for always being down for the most insane challenges. Check out his RUclip.Mobi channel here: http://ruclip.mobi/channel/UC1E5Ti2P70zZxA4osS2MhiA

    Rich Roll for being both an inspiration and mentor throughout this whole process. Check out his RUclip.Mobi channel here: ruclip.mobi/video/videos

    h also has a great podcast which you can find here: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rich-roll-podcast/id582272991?mt=2)

    Gina Baski and the whole Trifit team for teaching Matt the essentials and allowing him to train in their incredible gym. Visit trifitla.com/ to train for your triathlon.

    Fuji Bikes @fujibikes for supplying both Conor and Matt with their bike.

    @andreeashem for the epic cinematography

    Thank you to @itsnicoyeager for lending us his drone for the day!

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Comments • 6 707

  • Yes Theory
    Yes Theory   5 months back

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  • Augustine L
    Augustine L  4 days back

    I think it was the interstellar music lol

    • Wade Fucking Wilson
      Wade Fucking Wilson  5 days back

      Does this mean 60 days = full iron man

      • Christopher Shank
        Christopher Shank  6 days back

        If you guys ever drop a line of tri apparel (tri suit, bike kit, etc) I'll buy it. Just sayin'.

        • Christopher Shank
          Christopher Shank  6 days back

          Also, I'm down for a full 140.6 if you ever want to work (remotely) with someone for accountability.

      • Coco Jo
        Coco Jo  1 weeks back

        I love this. I have missed out on so much of my life for fear that I would not excel. Passed up many opportunities because I did not think I would be "ready." If I wasn't 110% prepared, it wasn't happening. I have started saying "yes" to so many things since I began watching your videos. Giving myself the opportunity to fail has been the best decision I have ever made.

        • Will Hawk
          Will Hawk  1 weeks back

          4:52 lmao

          • AyooitsReese
            AyooitsReese  1 weeks back

            Ugh I wish I had a bike lol

            • esquecaliber
              esquecaliber  2 weeks back

              when dude mentioned goggins i felt proud.. i don’t know why lol

              • Jamie Vukovich
                Jamie Vukovich  2 weeks back

                2:47 casually a crime scene in the background

                • dejavu1827
                  dejavu1827  2 weeks back

                  Today we all win 💗

                  • Katie O'Hara
                    Katie O'Hara  2 weeks back

                    I've never been so proud of a stranger

                    • Beep Boop
                      Beep Boop  2 weeks back

                      Matt should do Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World, it’s a 5k,10k,half marathon, and a full marathon in the span of 4 days

                      • Thomas Vorm
                        Thomas Vorm  2 weeks back

                        13:42 full respect to him

                        • Bartow Jones
                          Bartow Jones  3 weeks back

                          I am only 13, but this summer me and my mom are going all the way to Cali to climb mt Whitney. It's the highest mountain in the lower 48 states and about 15,000 feet tall. I was getting nervous about how strenuous the climb would be because I had to carry everything and risk altitude sickness because I live at sea level. However, this video lifted my spirits and I realized that if I put my mind to reaching the summit, than I could do it. Thanks!!

                          • A Unicorn Sam
                            A Unicorn Sam  3 weeks back

                            Please make more Love is Fear merch

                            • Maggie Marinovich
                              Maggie Marinovich  3 weeks back

                              Because of Yes Theory and this video, I signed up for my first half marathon. The race is on Saturday, thank you for teaching me to seek discomfort and to believe in myself that anything is possible. Mood Follows Action.

                              • Rjay De Leon
                                Rjay De Leon  3 weeks back

                                I've watched this so many times and still I feel the same anxiety Matt and Connor feels thou I haven't tried a single triathlon or marathon

                                • Andrey Tsankov
                                  Andrey Tsankov  3 weeks back

                                  9:36 I wouldn't have broken a sweat as well if i were at their place. Like wtf

                                  • Frankie Iovinelli
                                    Frankie Iovinelli  3 weeks back

                                    Best channel rn

                                    • Lyla Cin
                                      Lyla Cin  3 weeks back

                                      Wow, Connor is beast and so supportive. Much respect!

                                      • Olivia Cohee
                                        Olivia Cohee  3 weeks back

                                        I’m crying

                                        • Amanda Watanab
                                          Amanda Watanab  4 weeks back

                                          That was amazing even though I’m a tween that was super inspiring

                                          • Benjamin Dan
                                            Benjamin Dan  4 weeks back

                                            Having signed up for a half ironman this summer, this video is definitely inspiring.

                                            I've never done a triathlon before, not even any formally organized race.

                                            In addition, unknowingly I signed up for the half ironman with one of the hardest cycling courses. A number of years ago they held a full ironman at the same location and then never did it again due to the number of athletes who couldn't complete it.

                                            Despite all this, I'm determined to finish in the top 50%, and being 16 weeks out, while I have time for training, it's not exactly as much time as I'd like.

                                            I've also had this on my bucket list for several years, so here's to seeking discomfort and doing something that everyone else thinks I'm crazy for 👍

                                            • Alvin Cerna
                                              Alvin Cerna  4 weeks back

                                              This was beautiful, literally tearing up writing this!

                                              • Lala Lady VK
                                                Lala Lady VK  4 weeks back

                                                I see Rich Roll, I click

                                                • Abdullah Khan
                                                  Abdullah Khan  4 weeks back

                                                  Poor cameramen

                                                  • The Athletics
                                                    The Athletics  4 weeks back

                                                    He talking about this and we all know we are in the bed watching this at 2:00AM

                                                    • Numerous Memories
                                                      Numerous Memories  1 months back

                                                      That's true friendship

                                                      • Vladimir Putin
                                                        Vladimir Putin  1 months back

                                                        Me in bed at 2 am: Wow I’m so inspired I gotta sign up for this, I gotta work out and I gotta stop letting friends take me away from the things I love to do.

                                                        Me in the morning: IM NEVA GETTING UP FUCK SCHOOL! I’ll go to the gym next week...

                                                        • Dominik Poźniak
                                                          Dominik Poźniak  1 months back

                                                          There was one Polish guy, Jerzy Górski, a heroine junkie, who started training, stopped doing drugs thing, and run the Iron man. I mean, he was a junkie, nearly dead, and his Iron man was twice as long, as normal. There is a movie "Breaking the Limits" by Pawlikowski, which is about him. If you want, you can watch. Have a nice day!

                                                          • Pooky The Lucky One
                                                            Pooky The Lucky One  1 months back

                                                            I am going to rewatch this so many times before my first olympic triathlon, so motivating, Thank you! And I have no friends so I am training and doing it on my own.

                                                            • DONALD SWICK
                                                              DONALD SWICK  1 months back

                                                              2:23 looks like he's wearing a wrestling singlet

                                                              • mradmaza
                                                                mradmaza  1 months back

                                                                Wow, this is exactly what I needed to hear. I have a triathlon in 2 weeks I am NOT ready for. I've been shitting my pants for weeks but now my motivations been rekindled.

                                                                • pato luna
                                                                  pato luna  1 months back

                                                                  so cool and so sad thay i do nothing :v

                                                                  • DutchyPvP18 - Minecraft & More!

                                                                    Summit... is that you?!

                                                                    • C A
                                                                      C A  1 months back

                                                                      I'm good... No really... I'm great just watching you do you!

                                                                      • BRADYLA
                                                                        BRADYLA  1 months back

                                                                        2:45 what’s happening with the spedometer

                                                                        • Kainan Provost
                                                                          Kainan Provost  1 months back

                                                                          I FUCKING LOVE THIS CHANNEL

                                                                          • Piper Genkin
                                                                            Piper Genkin  1 months back

                                                                            My dads done the full Hawaii ironman twice. It’s insane but so rewarding.

                                                                            • Jake Hathaway
                                                                              Jake Hathaway  1 months back

                                                                              That’s cool he mentioned David goggins

                                                                              • BluRay Illus
                                                                                BluRay Illus  1 months back

                                                                                Can anyone tell how I ll find This last song , Its do damm awesome

                                                                                • Nathan Marsales
                                                                                  Nathan Marsales  1 months back

                                                                                  Me and my best friend have decided that we are gonna do this(edit: just realized this is a half marathon, we were talking about a full iron man). So this will be a fun life experience I believe.

                                                                                  • john cena
                                                                                    john cena  1 months back

                                                                                    This video is so inspiring but wish I could get that fit. This video makes me want to get up and start working out to achieve my goals but I always fail to get up and work, never had any motivation

                                                                                    • Sneaky Master
                                                                                      Sneaky Master  1 months back

                                                                                      What went through the minds of the 1,7 k people that disliked this video

                                                                                      • Gail Columna
                                                                                        Gail Columna  1 months back

                                                                                        I'm so motivated to run and swim right now. Swim? I don't even know how to f*cking swim 🙄

                                                                                        • Spicy Calcium Boye
                                                                                          Spicy Calcium Boye  1 months back

                                                                                          Positive peer pressure?

                                                                                          • Iamreallytwiggy TV
                                                                                            Iamreallytwiggy TV  1 months back

                                                                                            I think I’d actually die trying to do a triathlon

                                                                                            • Vip3rSnipez
                                                                                              Vip3rSnipez  2 months back

                                                                                              this channel should be bigger than pewdiepies... Keep up the motivation