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Well-Done Wednesday (8/1/2012)

Happy Wednesday to you all! Here’s this Wednesday’s picks, be sure to read the subtitles on the Kilian Jornet video!

1.Greatness is NOT Just in London, England – Greatness is wherever somebody is trying to find it.

2. Running Inspiration in Tough Times – from Genki Kitty’s Blog

from Genki Kitty’s Blog

3. The Big Question Mark of Your Day- Think you have a good excuse not to run today? Not a chance. – from Running Myles

4. Summits of My Life – Kilian Jornet fascinates me.  from Chris’ Ultra Blog

5. A Life That Leads – “You are living a life that leads, dear runner. And you will serve society well by stepping confidently into this role…” – from lovingtherun.com

Overheard – An inspiring story of courage from Ronald McDonald House Charities – from Team RMHC

Happy Wednesday All:) Tune back in for next week’s picks and feel free to send me any you may have found to jack@themotivatedrunner.com!

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (7/18/2012)

Happy Wednesday to you all! Here are this week’s Well-Done Wednesday Picks! I hope you enjoy them:)

1.Doesn’t Get More Honest Than That – from Real World Jess

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from Real World Jess

2. The Underdogs, Always the Longshot - Good YouTube video with a unique, catchy song.

3. Change is That Simple  – from Life is Beachy Keen

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from Life is Beachy Keen

4. Finding Legs and Body: Running the Marathon – “Because that’s why I run: you have to keep going.” – from Meg Heery

5. Consistent Training, The Secret to Success – from teamjohnnyusa

Happy Wednesday All:) Tune back in for next week’s picks and feel free to send me any you may have found to jack@themotivatedrunner.com!

Always in Stride,

Coach Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (7/11/2012)

Happy Wednesday to you all! Hope your week is off to a great start and your runs are enjoyable:) Here’s this Wednesday’s picks:

1.Stop Lying to Yourself and Rid of the Excuses – “Happiness is an inside job.  I had to fix my insides before I could accept the position, and to do that, I had to discard the excuses.” – from Fit Recovery.

2. “The Difference, Go World” – Nothing better than some Morgan Freeman narrated motivation.

3. Thinking of Skipping Your Run? Not So Fast… - Try these tips to get your butt out the door. – from Canadian Living

4. Log Off. Shut Down. Go Run. – from MuscleQuotes.com

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From MuscleQuotes.com

5. 101 Reasons to Run a Marathon – from www.runaddicts.net

Happy Wednesday All:) Tune back in for next week’s picks and feel free to send me any you may have found to jack@themotivatedrunner.com!

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (7/4/2012)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY AND HAPPY 4th of JULY to the American readers! Hope you all are having a wonderful week and Holiday:) Here are this week’s picks for Well-Done Wednesday!

1.Inspiration Monday – Nice little collection of motivational pictures to get you moving – from tahira’s.

2. This Race Looks Awesome – “A weekend away with friends, camping out in the middle of nowhere, and summiting the highest peak in the Northern Cape. Sounds like fun right?” – from Girl With a Teacup.

3. Why Your Fears Are Ridiculous – Great post on overcoming your fears surrounding running – from Runners-in-law.

4. Love This Quote – This quote is awesome. I fully believe you should always make time for your run no matter what. – from Confessions of a Happy Mom.

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5. Always Be Running – from I Will Not Waste My 20’s!

Happy Wednesday All:) Tune back in for next week’s picks and feel free to send me any you may have found to jack@themotivatedrunner.com!

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (6/27/2012)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Here are this week’s Well-Done Wednesdays picks!

1.Running Tips: Creating Your Own Beginner’s Luck – from The Modern Me.

2. Lolo Jones Going in for the Kill – from Run Inspired.

3. The Voice in Your Head is a Liar – from haute + healthy.

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from haute + healthy

4. What Do You Run For?

5. Newbie Chrnoicles Musings – “It won’t be easy, particularly when you first start running, but it will be worth it.  You will feel better as a result of the actual running and to think, you could inspire someone else just by getting your bum out the door!” from TooTallFritz

That’s it for this Wednesday! Please feel free to share with the great stuff you’ve found or created and I just might feature it next week! Send me an email or leave a comment:)

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (6/6/2012)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Hope your June is off to a great start! Here are this week’s picks!

1.I Bow to You – Runners come in all shapes and sizes. This article does a wonderful job to celebrate a running group that oftentimes does not celebrate themselves. – from FlintLand

2. The Relentless Road Runner – One of my best friends, Brian Beatty has started a new blog to chronicle his journey to the Chicago Marathon. This is his first post on how he has reached the point where he stands now.

3. My Very Guilty Pleasure – I have been known to have a soft spot for awful bubble gum pop music, however, I’ve hit a new low. Carly Rae Jepsen has now made it on to my mix. I dare you to listen to it and not tap your foot to the beat. It’s fun to run to;) So call me, maybe?

4. Wonderful Showing of Sportsmanship – ESPN article about a high school track runner who helped carry another runner across the finish line during the 2 mile.

5. Really Cool Ryan Hall Commercial – thanks to Relentless Road Runner

That’s it for this Wednesday! Please feel free to share with the great stuff you’ve found or created and I just might feature it next week! Send me an email or leave a comment:)

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (5/30/2012)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! I hope you’re enjoying the short week after the long weekend! Here are my 5 picks of the week!

1.The Past Shapes Us, in Life and Running – “Whether it is in running or relationships, our past experiences shape us into who we are, but we shouldn’t cling to them blindly. ” – from Runnin’ From The Law

2. Running Passion Picture – from Living for the Adventure

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Courtesy of Living for the Adventure

3. Couch to 5K Success Story in Progress – Becoming a “runner” is just a step away:) – from Jules, Jam & Journalism

“It’s blurry cos I took it while running.”

4. You Can Always Find a Finishing Kick –

5. Down But Not Out – Something that we can all relate to, impatience during injuries. Just have to always remember that: “It’s a good day to have a good day.” – from GuarnteedHome

That’s it for this Wednesday! Please feel free to share with the great stuff you’ve found or created and I just might feature it next week! Send me an email or leave a comment:)

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (5/23/2012)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! I have 5 brand new picks for ya that I know you’re gonna love! Check ‘em out!

1. It Gets Easier - “So I’m here to say, right now, to every runner or aspiring runner out there: Keep it up. You’re doing great, no matter what you might think. And it gets easier.” – from StaufenRunning

2. It’s Like a Switch – “When you really focus and make concrete decisions to do things, suddenly you remember how to run and how to jump and how to sweat your ass off.” – from Idiot Runner Girl

3. Great Quote for the Week – from It’s Progression Not Perfection.

Good Luck to Progression Not Perfection in her Half Marathon!

4. Color Run – I have no idea what this is, but it looks so awesome and fun. Put a smile on my face:) Thanks to Win! for the find.

5. Bay to Breakers Pictures – Nice write up on Bay to Breakers complete with Top 10 costumes. I NEED to do this race at some point. It looks like such a blast!

That’s it for this Wednesday! Please feel free to share with the great stuff you’ve found or created and I just might feature it next week! Send me an email or leave a comment:)

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (5/16/2012)

HAPPY WEDNESDAY! I have 5 brand new picks for ya that I think you’re gonna love! Check ‘em out!

1. The Running Life – Great New Yorker article by Nicholas Thompson on running, form, The Boston Marathon, and much more via What It’s Like.

2. Running Tips for Newbies – by Karen Janos from Active.com via Running Force.

3. Summer Goals, Have You Set Yours? – Summer Goals from a blogger I just found incorporating both lifestyle and fitness goals. A perspective I enjoyed. Concrete, achievable goals. Go get ‘em Run John Run !

4. Quick Ab Work – I’m a big fan of quick workouts for strength training that are manageable. Here is a great one via Ink and Stilettos, give it a try, I dare ya;)

Great Workout via Ink and Stilettos

5. Risk – Quick piece on risk by Runvolution, what risks are you taking on?

That’s it for this Wednesday! If you have some to add PLEASE DO! I’m a running/motivation junkie and can never have enough! It just might show up in next week’s list:) Email it or leave it in the comments!

Always in Stride,

Jack

Well-Done Wednesday (5/9/2012)

Happy Wednesday to all you wonderful readers/runners!!! I hope you’re having a great week and loving life:) Here are some videos to help you get motivated and inspired with your running and life:)

1. Make it Count – All you get is one shot. Live. It’s as simple as that. I love watching this video to motivate me to do this in every way possible. Some great running shots as well:)

2. Running 2.0 – “Want a little motivation? Lace up your shoes, find a quiet path, and think about what you have to give to someone else. I bet it’s more than nothing.” – from mindfirerunner

3. New Definition for Being “Stronger” – Fantastic video from Seattle Children’s Hospital that makes me really like Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” – from Courtney Milleson

4. Why I Do This Thing Called Running – “Running makes me feel free, alive. Like I can be a better person when I go out into the world because I took the time to make myself a priority.” – from thedancingrunner

5. Yesterday, You Said Tomorrow – from krhtoday

from krhtoday

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Well-Done Wednesday links! Check back next Wednesday for a new 5!

Always in Stride,

Jack