Episode 70: Gunnar Garfors - 198: How I ran out of countries


Hello and welcome to episode 70 of the Life Athletics Podcast! Today’s guest Life Athlete is Gunnar Garfors. Gunnar Garfors is a journalist, and author who set a world record for traveling to 5 continents in the same day and then another record by visiting 19 countries in 24 hours. Previous to that last record he had travelled to every country in the world at a much more relaxed pace, while keeping his full time job. Habit of Thought:


“I seize the day based on what’s around me.”

“Why not? I might as well try it.”

“I only have one life”

“Easy is boring”

“Planning too much can ruin your experience”

Habit of Action: “I go running at least a couple of times a week and I do a lot of thinking during those times.”

I have to think ahead... to keep costs down... but I try not to plan TOO much.

“I only travel with hand luggage”

“Always travel with a suit jacket” (The

Greatest area of strength: “I don’t give up when I’ve decided to do something.”

Training for this area:

First of all, it’s about not panicking.

We will figure out a way to handle this.

Always have a plan ‘B’


198: How I Ran Out of Countries - Gunnar Garfors

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