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Monday Morning Motivation: Unleash your inner beginner

This Girl Can photo showing a bird's eye view of women in a sports hall

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: Your ambition #ispossible

Jamal Edwards

In this short film, Jamal Edwards expands on the lessons he has learned about mentorship and directs these to both his younger self and the audience. We watch him bike around the council estate where his journey first began while he relays the importance of building a support network for himself. Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Bounce by Matthew Syed

I’m really interested in Matthew Syed’s hypothesis that talent is a myth and that success is a consequence of purposeful practice. It is hard to summarise all of Syed’s arguments, but here are some of the elements that he says make someone successful (in sports): Having access to the appropriate Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – With a piece of chalk

Pieces of chalk on the ground.

Today’s motivation is “With a piece of chalk”: To me, this is three minutes of inspiration.


Monday Morning Motivation – Mike Julien

This week’s motivation is the inspirational story of Mike Julien who has battled cancer and completed an iron distance. Sadly, his triathlon days are now behind him, but that hasn’t stopped him – he has now moved on to running ultras. What an amazing guy! This first article tells of Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – From Fat Man to Ironman

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Dan Hyatt, who managed to lose nearly 10 stone (135lbs) to put him on the path to a healthier life and much closer to his goal of becoming an ironman. You can read Dan’s story here: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/10/28/health/irpt-weight-loss-dan-hyatt/ http://triathlon-sherpa.com/podcast-15-dan-hyatt-fatman-ironman/  


Monday Morning Motivation – What makes a triathlete?

A cyclist.

The combination of powerful images, stirring music and emotive words in this video makes it really inspirational. I’ve told Stuart that when I’ve completed Challenge Weymouth 70.3, I’m expecting a montage that is just as powerful! What makes a triathlete? Strength Endurance Determination Speed Risks Limits Power Preparation Pride Perseverance Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Heather Dorniden

Now married and a professional middle distance runner known as Heather Rae Kampf, Heather Dorniden is well-known on the internet for a 600m race back in 2008, where she fell, but got back up and went on to win the race. Many people in Heather’s position would have given up, Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Sacrifice

Thanks to Chris at Dry2Tri for sharing this motivational video. I appreciate that it is a little cheesy, but it’s impossible to watch it and not feel inspired to do more and be more.   Here’s the transcript for those of you who don’t have 6:11 to spend watching it: Read more…


Need Some Mojo?

Need Some Mojo?. This video makes me want to cycle the L’Alpe d’Huez or run an ultra! Thanks for sharing the motivation, Sandra! via Need Some Mojo?.