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This may be the best motivational video ever (Read 151 times)

    Yeah, I'm admittedly a geek but I loved this

     

    23 1/2 hours

    Short term goal: 17:59 5K

    Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

    Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

      Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

      They'll tell you that failure is not an option.  That's ridiculous.  Failure is always an option.  It is the easiest and most readily available option.  It's your choice though.

      Tar Heel Mom


      Unleavened Dead

        Well, yeah, he quoted Jerry Garcia in it. Of course it's the best.

        "Won't you try just a little bit harder, couldn't you try just a little bit more?"

        Philliefan33


          Nice. I wish I could share it with my father without being accused of nagging....

          Future Races:

          5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler


          Mmmmm...beer

            Good stuff.  Big grin

            -Dave

             

            2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-40 10k | sub-1:25 HM | BQ done! | sub-3 M

            LRS


            Chasing Muses

              This is great and I posted it on FB with a few intended targets in my family. But he does say one thing, a passing sentence, that I wish he hadn't. At around the 6:01 mark he mentions taking the stairs or taking an earlier bus stop.This is always nails on the chalkboard stuff for me.  Granted those are much better habits, taking the stairs is obviously better than the elevator. But it undermines a bit the overall message about getting 30 minutes a day, because a wanting ear will hear "so if I just take the stairs once or twice a day, I'll be in good shape." Otherwise, I loved it!

              redrum


              Caretaker/Overlook Hotel

                Pen work and art work are too cool.  Seen whiteboard stuff like this before and my eyes are mesmerized, especially by the perfect penmanship!

                 

                So, sounds like we need to all stop running and just start walking.

                 

                /thread.

                 Randy


                Revenge of the Nerd

                  Great message for  a society that seeks the parking spot nearest the mall.  The accelerated pace of the whiteboard work made it seem longer than 9 minutes.  Thanks for posting!

                  One of these days is none of these days.

                  ~ H.G. Bohn


                  Revenge of the Nerd

                    THM: Jerry's quote seems out of place in this context.  It makes him sound like the poster boy for apathy.  Wink

                    One of these days is none of these days.

                    ~ H.G. Bohn

                      Cool.  I think for the average person, it needs to be shorter. Loved the animation though.

                      Take Charge. Train Harder. Suck Less. No Excuses.

                      LRB


                      Dreamer

                        A million years ago, while still in the embryo stage of my fitness life,  I did 20 minute sessions on the exercise bike or walking on the treadmill (that's right, I used to do that!) a couple of days a week before work.

                         

                        My life was so hectic back then, that a.m. workouts were the only way to ensure I could get my cardio on.

                         

                        Over the years, as the kids grew up, started driving themselves to school (yes!) and ultimately flew away, I was able to extend my workout time to as much as two hours before work.

                         

                        We often talk on the forums about morning vs evening running and for me, my habit of running in the morning goes back to a time in my life when all I could spare out of a 24 hour day was 20 stinking minutes, and just barely!

                         

                        The video really doesn't apply to any of us on the forums, but for our friends and family when put the way he asks that question, they would be hard pressed to say no to giving something of themselves towards fitness out of 24 hours.

                        "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

                        Tar Heel Mom


                        Unleavened Dead

                          THM: Jerry's quote seems out of place in this context.  It makes him sound like the poster boy for apathy.  Wink

                           

                          WE DO NOT SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT JERRY.

                          "Won't you try just a little bit harder, couldn't you try just a little bit more?"

                            I think the stairs or walk the extra block thing can help if people understand that you need to get in at least 10 minutes of continuous activity.  There is some evidence that people who consistently exercise for at least 10 continuous minutes, 4-5 days per week, have some health benefits over those who are completely sedentary.  There is also evidence that three 10 minute sessions per day can be as effective as one 30 minute session as long as the 10 minute session is at least moderately intense (we're talking recovery jog or brisk walk here).  LRB's 20 minutes was enough to gain him substantial benefits over someone who doesn't exercise at all.

                            Short term goal: 17:59 5K

                            Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

                            Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).


                            Mostly Harmless

                               

                              WE DO NOT SAY NEGATIVE THINGS ABOUT JERRY.

                               

                              ^^ This made me laugh. You sound just like my sister.

                               "Address the process rather than the outcome.
                              Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp

                                LTH, thanks for sharing

                                First Race

                                Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17

                                Second Race

                                Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08

                                Scott

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