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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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Four Ninety Three (Vanessa Low)

Vanessa Low

“Four Ninety Three” tells the story of German Paralympic athlete Vanessa Low, her coach Roderick Green and their mutual journey to the Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio. After the London games in 2012 and no results, Vanessa was questioning her place in her sport. She was not progressing and was Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: George Etzweiler – For the love of Mary

George Etzweiler

This week’s heart-warming and inspirational film is about George Etzweiler, a ‘vintage’ runner. The first time 98-year-old runner George Etzweiler completed the race up the northeast’s tallest peak, Mount Washington, he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker, the Pennsylvania resident continues to compete in the gruelling 7.6-mile race. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fight the resistance

Person sleeping in a glass igloo in Peru

When you think you need more sleep, forget it. Fight the resistance is a film by Territory Run Co. illustrating the personal fight to own the run and chase down what we wish to achieve. Fight the Resistance from Territory Run Co. on Vimeo. Transcript It’s here. The Resistance. It feeds Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fastest Known Times

Fastest Known Time website logo

If you’re not feeling the love for road races this summer, then how about trying to achieve some fastest known times? You don’t need to tackle a mountain or long-distance trail, you could just aim for your own Strava segment. From humble grassroots beginnings in the 1990s, the activity (and Read more…