Inspiring Fitness Reads: September 2015

Oh hey what’s up hello.

I did it again. I went a very long time without posting. In my hiatus I’ve been reading and watching a ton of really cool fitness-related content and have some incredible things to share.

First, this story of a woman who trained epically and mastered a sub-3 marathon. To those without calculator access, that’s faster than a 7-minute mile, 26.2 times. Like anyone else, she had low moments during the race. Read the story of how she “wiggled [her] damn toes, tucked [her] head down and ran harder.”

This Paris Review article about an epic bike journey from Oregon to Patagonia.

Speaking of Patagonia, I recently watched 180 South. Has anyone seen it? It’s a documentary narrated by a surfer/climber who retraces a 1968 trip to Patagonia undertaken by his heroes, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins (aka the owners of North Face and Patagonia respectively). Did you know those two guys were friends? Pretty rad.

I watched two Everest movies this week. They were both called Everest. This new one, which is in theaters now and this very old one Matt found on Netflix, which I think was used in a museum. They were both incredible, and incredibly sad since they cover the terrible tragedy of May 1996.

Runner Beans recently wrote a post on how she got faster. She ran her first marathon in 4.54.59 – an 11.15 min mile average pace. She ran the Berlin Marathon last year at an 8.45 min mile pace, and is aiming to run Chicago at an 8.10 min mile. #RoleModel status.

Runner’s World list of 25 Golden Rules of Running which includes The Sleep Rule: Sleep one extra minute per night for each mile per week that you train.

So that’s me for now! Expect a real post some time in the very soon. How’s you?


  1. September 22, 2015 / 9:05 am

    Thank you for sharing my post as well as some other reads, great stuff!!

    • Nicole
      September 22, 2015 / 9:32 am

      i loved your story! congrats!! what’s next?

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