Tag: inspiration

Monday Morning Motivation – Crying in the Rain

Cyclists against the rocky landscape during Norseman triathlon

I liked last week’s motivational video about Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon so much that I went hunting for another one and found this one from 2014 – enjoy! “The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – John Young

John Young, paratriathlete, on his bike

One of the most inspirational triathletes that I’ve read about recently is John Young who is a ‘little person’ (his words). Read more about John Young: Be the hammer – John Young’s blog If you want to find out about John’s latest adventures, check out his Facebook page. You can Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Drive progress

Still from 'Drive Progress' advert

I really like Drive Progress. It is an Audi commercial that emphasises that men and women should be treated equally. However, it was deemed to be controversial when it was first screened. What do you think?

Monday Morning Motivation – Angela Shartel

Angela Shartel running

I’m guessing that first thing in the morning probably isn’t when you have time to watch a 20-minute documentary. Please do yourself a favour, save this link and schedule time to watch this brilliant documentary about Angela Shartel this week. Ultra Angela tells the story of a woman who has Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Courage is already inside

Ram truck from Courage is already inside commercial

OK, so I’ve never seen a Ram Truck (they’re not available in the UK), but I love this inspirational commercial showing strong women breaking stereotypes. Enjoy watching The Courage is already inside. Have you ever thought ‘I could never do that!’ Have you ever thought, ‘I could never climb a mountain Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – How good are your bike handling skills?

Bike handling skills illustrated by a person riding quickly downhill through a forest

One of the reasons why I’ve decided to take part in cyclocross is that I really want to improve my bike handling skills. I know that I’m nervous at times, and I don’t always react to hazards as well as I could. I admire anyone who is a really confident Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – What can you endure?

A sign saying "Adore and endure each other"

What can you endure? is a great motivational video to start your week the right way. Jaret Grossman: There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You see all successful people have this belief, they have this understanding, that I’m going to do something different than Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Unlimited you

Nike Unlimited You sign

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is Unlimited You, a Nike commercial. Life isn’t about finding your limits. It’s about realizing you have none. Narrator: Shhh. Baby Daniel is just waking up. He’s going to win a State Championship one day. Narrator: This guy? He’ll run a marathon. Runner: Who will? Narrator: Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Anything is possible

Ironman Anything is Possible logo

To accomplish something extraordinary, one must have an extraordinary dream. A goal so high, a journey so demanding, that its achievement to most seems impossible. For 35 years, Ironman has defined a sport. Growing from a single race into a global movement and a new generation of athletes. 25 countries Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Be tougher than your life is

Be tougher than your life is. A person walking down a stormy road

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is about the key to having a successful life. Scott Medcudi: “I knew I was on a mission, on a very specific quest. You know, it was bigger than just wanting to be a musician or do movies. It was about finally showing the world Read more…