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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…


Monday Morning Motivation: Enough is enough

The simple fact that you care, that you want to do your best, that you strive to enjoy life and love, this makes you so much more than 'enough'.

I’m not convinced that the imagery in this video matches up to the ‘Enough is enough’ speech, but it’s worth listening to ūüôā Enough is enough Avoid people and situations that upset you. See there are some people that know just how to push your buttons. They know just what Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Mica McNeill & Mica Moore

Mica McNeill and Mica Moore with their bobsleigh

Hands up if you’ve been watching any of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang! Assuming I’ve read the schedule correctly then the women’s bobsleigh starts tomorrow and it’s inspiring to hear that Mica McNeill and Mica Moore will be taking part. Mica McNeill has been part of the British Bobsleigh programme Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Unleash your inner beginner

This Girl Can photo

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: Colin McCourt and goal-setting

Colin McCourt in his prime and in early 2017

We’re nearly a month into 2018. Many people who subscribe to the ‘New year, new you!’ philosophy, but they simply wish for change aren’t making it happen. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? How are they going? Did you plan ahead and have a clear goal? Depending on your Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon

I recently saw this trailer and was really inspired by it. I hope that I’ll get a chance to see to see this film. When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA‚Äôs notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: San Diego Splash Sisters

San Diego Splash Sisters

There aren’t many sports teams with seemingly as low entry requirements as the San Diego Splash Sisters: “If you can stand up and move your legs, you’re welcome.” However, when you realise that this hoops squad consists of over 80s, then that definitely limits the number of potential players. I Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: I will what I want

Gisele B√ľndchen for Under Armour - I WILL WHAT I WANT

It’s a very short Monday Morning Motivation this week, with a video called ‘I will what I want’. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen knows what it means to live under the microscope, amongst the noise of contradicting opinions. But will beats noise. Watch Gisele face real-time commentary now at: http://willbeatsnoise.com/ What do Read more…