Lately, I’ve noticed that some of my G+ peeps have been either looking for motivation or struggling with it. Finding fitness motivation, and keeping it, can sometimes be tough. Personally, at the peak of my training, I find myself struggling also. So, these are the times that I look to the video world to keep me inspired.
Sometimes, you just need a little motivation. Sometimes, you need something to help get your arse out the front door. Every athlete has those things they draw upon when they are feeling low and when they need to get going. So I thought I would share some of my favorite motivational videos, and I’m sure I’ll be adding more as folks share with me. So far, here are some of my favorite videos.
First is the Norseman Iron-Length Triathlon. It is probably one of the most difficult triathlons in the world. It’s beyond tough, and I thought the 140.6 miles was hard enough under normal circumstances. But watching these folks ride through some of the most beautiful country in the world is inspiring.
Spartan Races are just fun. But watching this video reminds me that not only they fun, but a great cross-training for triathletes. There is also something neat about watching people get muddy, wet, and doing scary things.
Ironman puts out some great triathlon videos on NBC. Each year, these videos inspire me to get out and Swim, Bike, Run. The video for the 2012 Kona Ford World Ironman Championships aired just a few days before writing this article
One of my more favorite videos, however, is from the 2010 Ford Ironman Champships:
Additionally, Ironman Triathlon has started a series called Ironman Full Circle, and these videos cover some of their other races. I particularly like the Ironman Full Circle from Coeur d’ Alene 2012 (mostly because it’s in my home state):
This video has been watching over 3 million times, and is one of the most popular videos for running inspiration:
I’m sure there are many more, but Team Hoyt can’t help but bring a bit of a tear and an inspiration to your eye, as not only did they do triathlons, but marathons. I’m sure I’ll add more as my friends share them with me, but this one will probably remain in the final spot:
As always, I’m curious what motivates and inspires others, so if I missed any great videos… Let me know!