Category: Motivation

Monday Morning Motivation: Get your gameface on

OK – those of you who know me know that I rarely wear make up, but I like this This Girl Can advert as to me it emphasises that sport is for all, no matter what your appearance. What do you think?

Monday Morning Motivation: Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini

This week’s motivation is provided by the inspirational swimmer Yusra Mardini. In 2016, Mardini represented Team Refugee at the Rio Olympics. She competed in the 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly swimming events. Less than a year beforehand she had fled war-torn Syria. From refugee to Olympian – Yusra Mardini’s incredible journey Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Sarah Thomas, endurance swimmer

Sarah Thomas

Most people will never swim a mile (64 lengths), so the thought of swimming 100 consecutive miles is incomprehensible, but that’s exactly what endurance swimmer, Sarah Thomas did in August last year. She swam further than anyone has ever swum before without the aid of currents. A Colorado athlete was Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Enough is enough

The simple fact that you care, that you want to do your best, that you strive to enjoy life and love, this makes you so much more than 'enough'.

I’m not convinced that the imagery in this video matches up to the ‘Enough is enough’ speech, but it’s worth listening to 🙂 Enough is enough Avoid people and situations that upset you. See there are some people that know just how to push your buttons. They know just what Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Mica McNeill & Mica Moore

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore with their bobsleigh

Hands up if you’ve been watching any of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang! Assuming I’ve read the schedule correctly then the women’s bobsleigh starts tomorrow and it’s inspiring to hear that Mica McNeill and Mica Moore will be taking part. Mica McNeill has been part of the British Bobsleigh programme Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Unleash your inner beginner

This Girl Can photo

At this time of year, I start thinking about my impending birthday. It was 5 years ago that I started my journey to becoming a swimmer (and a triathlete). This year, my journey continues, with various goals, including becoming a Personal Trainer. What are you doing to unleash your inner Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Killian Jornet

Kilian Jornet

Do you have a head for heights? This inspirational video is by Spanish ultrarunner Killian Jornet: I’m scared of heights, but this video has inspired me to get out of my comfort zone this week. Read more about Kilian Jornet: Kilian Jornet Burgada KJB Blog KJ Facebook page

Monday Morning Motivation: Colin McCourt and goal-setting

Colin McCourt in his prime and in early 2017

We’re nearly a month into 2018. Many people who subscribe to the ‘New year, new you!’ philosophy, but they simply wish for change aren’t making it happen. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are they going? Did you plan ahead and have a clear goal? Depending on your Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: One is more than none

This Girl Can photo

It’s January, so you may have set some New Year’s resolutions to be fitter and healthier in 2018. Don’t push yourself to do too much too soon. Remember that it’s best to aim for a sustainable level of activity and don’t forget:

Monday Morning Motivation – Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon

I recently saw this trailer and was really inspired by it. I hope that I’ll get a chance to see to see this film. When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run Read more…