Sometimes we all need some external motivation to help keep us on track with our training, to help get us on the bike or out the door. For me, one of the things I’ll turn to occasionally to help with those situations is to find inspirational YouTube videos.
Today I’m going to share with you TedX Talks to help motivate you.
I am privileged enough to know Melissa Stockwell, the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War, and loved her TEDxVail talk. It’s all about choosing your story, even if things unexpected happen to you. No matter what, you have the power to choose how your story is told moving forward.
Ovetta is a friend of mine, and a constant inspiration in her pursuits both in triathlon as well as in her professional sphere. In this TedX, she talks about making the impossible possible.
Tim Noakes, exercise scientist, runner and low carb advocate, talks about the mindset to succeed, how this was important for some of the “founding fathers” of running (my words, not his).
You may know his name from Born to Run (he wrote it), and he talks a bit more about how running is a part of our anthropologic history, part of who we are. How humankind is ingrained to run, and why women run better at longer distances.
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While Angela isn’t specifically talking about athletics, she discusses “grit” in her TedX talk and it’s impact on overall success. Bottom line: grit is important to success. How do we build it? You’ll have to watch the video to learn what her tips are there!