In the mind of an elite female Israeli commando & Krav Maga specialist – Leah Goldstein | EP52 recap
What happens when a young girl doesn’t believe in limitations? What is possible when her dreams resonate at such a frequency, that they force themselves into reality? Practically anything, as proven by Leah Goldstein’s stunning example of an unbounded life.
Prepare to be swept into the mind of a champion – battling bullies, sexism, terrorism and more, as Leah shares intimate details of fear, loneliness and anger amidst an unmatched work-ethic and overwhelming drive to succeed.
By age 17, she was the World Kickboxing Champion. Shortly thereafter, she enlisted in the Israeli Military and became one of the few female instructors of the elite Commando division, specializing in Krav Maga. Leah then transitioned into a Special Forces unit, combating terrorism and violent crime. The extreme lifestyle of the secret police eventually took its toll, and she found her salvation on a bicycle.
She convinced Israel to release her, as she pursued a brilliant 10-year career as a professional cyclist in Europe and North America – and eventually to the longest single stage race in the world, Race Across America. From crashes to podiums, and fear to triumph – Leah’s story gives us a glimpse of what’s truly possible from a life without limits.
Leah says she decided to live with no limits. She used Race Across America as a testing ground, a final battlefield to see what she was made of and how much could she take. She expected to come away euphoric and proud—how could one not be after tackling such a race? But what she received was so much more than that, for in the most blaring, painful moments she could feel her mind slowing down, quieting. The long, repetitive days allowed her normally racing thoughts to subdue, just enough to let her conscious brain hear what’s important.
Her own inner voice finally gave her what she really needed to hear and now she is bringing her lessons to the Ultrahabits community.
Notable moments in this episode:
❓ 21:17 – the importance of leaving a career because of YOUR dreams, not someone else’s
😨 31:53 – the dangers of being a female Israeli commando
⚔️ 48:22 – winning a race across America on a bike
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