Lately, I’ve been grasping for inspiration everywhere I look. I search for music, words and pictures to inspire, motivate and keep me on track.
With the Summer Olympics in our rear view mirror, you’ll probably agree that over the past few weeks there has been plenty to gain inspiration from. From the stories of incredible athletes to the well played commercials by brands, inspiration was everywhere we turned.
Here are a few of the things that have helped me to be inspired.
I love this commercial from Nike. The Find Your Greatness campaign reminds us that we each have our own personal goals when it comes to fitness. Just because we might not be a record breaker or a world championship athlete does not mean we lack greatness. Anyone who wants to achieve their own personal accomplishments can. Just do it, right?
“Hey, Fat Girl”
This blog post by FlintLand is one of the most inspiring, relatable, courageous posts I’ve read. Hope you will read it too.
Do you follow the blog, Eclectic Whatnot? If you are interested in an inspirational journey of someone like you and me who has turned into a dedicated runner, you’ll want to follow her blog. Ruthanne has come a long way and shares her story with such honesty…every time she gives you a run update you’ll be inspired to get out there and hit the pavement yourself!
The Nifty Foodie
One of our very own Red Faced Runner 5K Challenge participants wrote a heart wrenching, yet extremely inspiring post the other day. In the post, “When Are You a Runner?“, Amy chronicles her journey to becoming a runner and shares the challenges and obstacles she has faced. It’s a story very much worth reading.
And, of course, my daily dose of inspiration comes from you all… those of you tweeting, facebooking, instagramming and emailing your stories and challenge updates. Every time I see one of your beautiful red faces in my feed, I smile a little brighter and feel inspired to continue on this journey to a more active and healthy me. Thank each and every one of you for that.
Inspiration can be found everywhere we look. What’s inspired you lately?