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Monday Morning Motivation: Running Across California

Running across California a film about Ali Butler Glenesk

“Go do something crazy.” That’s the spirit driving Ali Butler Glenesk, a runner who woke up one morning and hatched the ultimate challenge for herself: Become the fastest known woman to run across her home state of California. What did that mean exactly? Running 262 miles in 10 days east Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rory Bosio

Rory Bosio

This morning’s motivation is brought to you courtesy of ultrarunner Rory Bosio. Rory is an American athlete who specialises in ultra-trail runs. She won the 2013 and 2014 editions of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and the Lavaredo Ultra-Trail in 2014. She ran her first 1-mile race at the age of 8 and in Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rhythm

© Ron Braselton. Joe Grant stands atop 14,275-foot Torreys Peak

We may call Joe Grant a “runner guy,” but honestly, those words fail to give a true notion of what he actually does. Joe Grant heads into the mountains for a lot more than running. What he finds out there, high among the craggy peaks, is what he likes to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Racing the Tide

Dylan Bowman looks out over the ocean

California’s Lost Coast trail may be one of the few in the country to actually disappear during high tide. That didn’t stop ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete Dylan Bowman from running the 55 miles from Usal Beach, the trail’s southern terminus, to Mattole Beach in just over 11 hours. Locally, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: North and Lights

North and Lights still

Hopefully, this beautiful short film, North and Lights, will inspire you. It’s just over 3 minutes showing Vanessa Morales running and skiing in stunning scenery.    NORTH AND LIGHTS – 4K from Pat Foch on Vimeo.


Couch to Active

Win a copy of Couch to Active

I was really excited to receive a review copy of Lyn Lindbergh’ book Couch to Active. I desperately want to exercise and get fitter but am struggling to live an active life. My hope was that this book would inspire me and help me find solutions that would work for me. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Dream Crazy

NFL player Colin Kaepernick kneeling to protest against police brutality. Kapernick features in the Nike Dream Crazy advert.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is the Nike commercial Dream Crazy: “Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough. #justdoit“ If people say your dreams are crazy. If they laugh at what you think you can do. Good Stay that way. Because what non-believers fail to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: How to run 100 miles

Right to Shine logo

This week’s inspiration comes from Brendan Leonard and Jayson Sime. Do you have 30 minutes? How to run 100 miles is a 30-minute film sharing Brendan and Jayson’s stories… In September 2017, I stepped up to the starting line of the Run Rabbit Run 100 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, alongside my Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Jim Walmsley

Jim Walmsley running against a backdrop of mountains

From 9MindAsylum, “Lighting The Fire: Wrong Turns” tells the story of Jim Walmsley’s eventful start in the sport of ultrarunning. Jim Walmsley was honourably discharged from the Air Force and had several bouts of severe depression. He turned to running to get his life back on track. He moved to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Free

Close up of a woman riding a bike

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is about freedom and how riding a bike can make you feel free. Free. None of this is free. But that’s what makes the payoff so sweet. Anyone who has ever stuck with a training plan to prepare for a new challenge knows this. Anyone Read more…