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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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ascend – a film about Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson pulling a wheelie on his mountain bike

Ascend is a short film about Jon Wilson. As a young adult, he lost his leg to cancer. He mountain bikes to maintain a normal life (amongst other reasons). He doesn’t see himself as an amazing person – he sees himself as an ordinary guy who happens to have one leg. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The meaning of physical activity

Someone on a board in the sea at sunset

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is something a little bit different. It’s an interview with Joelle White where she talks about how physical activity gives her life meaning. Thanks to JT (The Lost Gentleman) for sharing this video with me. What gives your life meaning?


Monday Morning Motivation: The Storm

Swissman walls of snow

Swissman Xtreme Triathlon is a unique point-to-point iron-distance triathlon with a total ascent of 5400 m. The journey begins at 196 m above sea level, with a 3.8km swim in Lake Maggiore.   Transition is in the town of Ascona. The athletes cycle 180km through the Alps with three major 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…