Welcome to November in the UK. Windy, rainy, slushy decaying leaves on the pavements and a temperature that switches from requiring gloves and a hat to full on sweat fest with about 2 minutes notice!
If you’ve set the right goals, or you’ve got a challenge mindset, or enough intrinsic motivation, then heading out the door to run, cycle or trek to the gym in this environment can be just your thing. If you are not yet there then some inspiration may be necessary.
Motivational memes and videos are a bit like Marmite. You love them or you hate them. If you hate them, then future blog posts on setting the right goals and another on motivating yourself through self-talk might help you more. But if motivational videos are your thing then some of the best I’ve found are below.
2XU – Heart not hype (great for remembering why you do your sport). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GEhjXHQR1I
Welcome to the Grind – on why you want to get your bum out the door to train. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzm6TEManmQ
London 2012 – just because…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbsXUJITa40
The Swimmer’s mentality – a lovely way to hear the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g3YO0-R4qk
Never give up – a bit strong but great for remembering not to wait till everything is perfect – to just try now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFGWnqNf6t0
For guaranteed tears – Norseman (one of the toughest triathlons in the world). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXFIKyYyQHY
If you’ve watched a lot of sports movies this one is for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2PloBdHeow
And a couple just for a giggle. Unless you are a triathlete – then it may cut a little too close to the bone ;0) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do53TQ6OVJ4
or a cyclist…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMCkuqL9IcM
or a runner…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef3cF6rln30
Would love to hear which videos you have to get you out the door.