Inspiration

I’m always coming across things that inspire me and feel the need to share them with others! I figured this was the perfect place to do just that.

“In the High Country”

This is a cool teaser of the running film “In the High Country” which features one of my favorite runners to follow, Tony Krupicka. Check out the shots of this guy running through the mountains, it’s incredible. The ultimate form of freedom.

Badwater Ultramarathon Documentary

I found this documentary on YouTube on a lazy Saturday and took the time to watch it. It is long (2 hours) but I am so glad I did. This film documents runner Akos Konya’s first time running the Badwater Ultramarathon. If you haven’t heard of this race, it’s been deemed the toughest foot race on earth. 135 miles through death valley. This documentary is emotional and inspiring. It was filmed by a friend of the runners, so it isn’t super high quality footage, but trust me…getting to witness this man’s journey is worth it. It also gives a first hand look at what the experience of the runner’s crew is like. Very cool.

Dr. Ruth Heidrich, Long Term Vegan and Ultimate Endurance Athlete

A little while back I came across this video on YouTube titled “Long Term Vegan Success.” I had just began researching the benefits of eating a plant based diet, so of course I sat down and watched it. It has had one of the most profound impacts on my life and helped me take the plunge into a eating a plant based diet. In the video Dr. Ruth Heidrich, an extremely successful Ironman triathlete and marathon runner talks about how switching to a vegan diet over 20 years ago not only saved her life, but helped her become the successful athlete that she is today, at 70 years old! And she is still competing, mind you. This video isn’t just for vegans, it’s for anyone interested in health and fitness. I encourage everyone to take an hour and watch this. Wow.

Michael Arnstein AKA “The Frutarian,” Ultra Running Lecture 

I’m always interested in learning how to become a better runner. Ultra running is also something that I would love to do in the future. Michael Arnstein is an extremely accomplished ultra runner. He has completed the Spartathlon in Greece, a 153 mile ultra marathon, as well as  the Badwater ultramarathon, a 135 mile run through Death Valley that has been deemed one of the most difficult races in the world. If that isn’t interesting enough, Michael is also a frutarian, a person whose diet consists mainly of fruit. In this lecture on ultra running, Arnstein provides excellent advice on how to become a better runner and gives insight to his own training methods that have led to his success. He also speaks about the performance you can expect in an ultramarathon based on how fast you run your best mile.

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