Motivation Monday: January 5

First Motivation Monday post of 2015!

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Ok all of your goals for 2015, challenges for the month, or new years resolutions can begin now because it is not only Monday, it is the Monday of a new month and not only that, it is the first Monday of the new year! I feel like I have still been in holiday mode so today is actually the start of the new year. Perfect time for some Motivation Monday.

Motivation Monday

  • I liked THIS Runner’s World article called the “12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners.” Most of the items on that list were habits I had already incorporated into my life but it was neat to see how important your lifestyle is to your workouts – becoming a motivated runner sounds good to me! The biggest habit of mine that really helps my motivation: Becoming a morning runner. I plan on writing a post about this soon (aka tomorrow).

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  • Has anyone seen THIS movie: Unbroken? I really want to go see it so let me know how it is! I have watched the trailer multiple times because it looks really inspiring!

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  • If your resolution this year was to become an ultra runner or even if you set a goal to run an ultra race this year, THIS video might be for you. How to Become an Ultra Runner. I have really thought long and hard about doing an ultra this year but haven’t yet worked up the courage to do one. I have only run 2 marathons (and walked a few others including an ultra of 56km) and I don’t know if I am quite ready. This video made it look scary and fun at the same time! Maybe this video will be motivation enough to convince me to register!

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If there are any ultra runners reading… what is a calf pantie?

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  • 22 Questions Every Runner Has Asked Themselves. Hilarious and super accurate. “OMG is that total hottie checking me out? How gross do I look?” has been a major thought now that a bunch of hot guys have apparently made resolutions to join and workout at my gym.

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  • A look HERE at fun running gear for 2015. I follow Nick Symmonds on Twitter so I have seen a ton of talk about this Run Gum and have been SO curious! Gum with caffeine! Sign me up! I am pretty sure this guy could sell anything though… look at him. Who needs motivation when you have caffeinated gum?

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  • Such a cool and inspiring story HERE. I actually hadn’t read about this before but Canadian Running Magazine wrote a great story about Mark Kent, the first man to run across Canada at the age of 17! Whaaaaaat?! He ran an average of 65km a day (1.5 marathons) and he made the whole experience sounds super easy and fun claiming it was a great way to explore Canada! How cool!

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What is motivating YOU this Monday?

2 Comments

  1. I blogged about the Runners World article too! (great minds…) I really like the article and the insight it provides. I created a “How Motivated Are You” quiz to go along with it…check it out on my blog!
    I haven’t seen Unbroken but I really want to. My schedule is getting hectic now (the online classes I teach have started again), but I’m going to try and watch it soon 🙂

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