Mark Divine left behind the suit and a comfortable, predictable life to pursue his inner vision to become a Navy SEAL officer. He was 26 when he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class 171. Mark was fortunate to serve with many great men and women on active duty for nine year and in the reserves for eleven…retiring at the rank of Commander in 2011.
After leaving active duty in 1997, Mark started his second business career as an entrepreneur. He co-founded the successful Coronado Brewing Company and launched NavySEALs.com in the year he left the active duty Navy. NavySEALs.com is the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. US Tactical was next, gaining contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support, and the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL, SWCC, EOD and Diver candidates.
Mark’s business career was interrupted by a stint as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership at the University of San Diego, where he was pursuing his Doctorate in Leadership, then by a one year recall to active duty in 2004. The recall took him to Baghdad with SEAL Team One to conduct a special project for Naval Special Warfare Command surrounding the role of the USMC in Special Operations.
In 2007 he launched his CrossFit affiliate and the now internationally known SEALFIT program to provide transformational personal and team training experiences. The training utilizes an integrated warrior development model he developed, called Unbeatable Mind, which draws from his 20 years as a SEAL and business leader, 25 years as a martial artist and 15 years as yoga practitioner.
SEALFIT and Unbeatable Mind are uniquely effective at elevating clients to a higher level of operating, thinking and leading – encompassing the full spectrum of human experience – Body, Mind and Spirit in Self, Team and Organization.
Mark’s latest book is Kokoro Yoga, and it is a promising approach to life both on, and off the mat. Mark is offering a free 30-day online yoga training program at: www.warrioryoga.com
Dave’s Running Update #3:
This week, I ran a bit faster than last week, officially 15 seconds per mile faster.
My 5K final time was 25:00 flat. I’ve got what seems like an eternity to make up, 45 seconds a mile or so, but I’m up for the challenge, and asking myself to run a little faster each week.
At my current training & mileage, I expect I’m going to have to order some new shoes from Road Runner Sports in about two weeks. As much as I’d like to wear one pair all season, the truth is shoes wear out, and replacing them regularly helps prevent injury.
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