Sunday, August 29, 2010

Motivation Monday

As the weather begins turning (for us lucky ones) and schools go back into session our lives usually return to a more scheduled, "normal" pace. For some that means there is actually more time in the day, for others less. And yet some of us find our lives hardly effected at all besides the warm thoughts of sugar cookies and Santa Claus. However, we are all probably struggling with the same thing, how and when to fit in our workouts. It seems to be a big issue out there in bloggy land lately. I suffer from it to, yet I feel my excuses are super pitiful compared to all others. The truth; if I WANTED to, I could fit everything in. Training is just not my top priority, YET! I saw this Nike ad on Adam's blog the other day, and it was so awesome and so life changing (maybe an exaggeration) that I just had to post it too!



They are running, and they will kill me whence we meet. We may all run for different reasons, but whatever our goals- lose weight, stay in shape, pr, win races-we won't accomplish them by justifying why we aren't hitting the pavement. Because Nike is unarguably the best at motivational ads, I have another diddy from them. This one is about being your best!



If you want your better to be your best, than you have to put in the time. There are no miracle shortcuts in our world but that is what makes the payoff so sweet. We earn everything we get with a payment of sweaty shirts, bloody socks, ice baths, and shoes that beg for retirement. So, find the time and better your better!

P.S. Only two days left to enter our giveaway here. You can help motivate yourself to a better better with new gear or fresh housewares, whatever you want! 

8 comments:

Lindsey and Thomas said...

I love the Nike ad "someone that is busier than you is running right now". I had heard it before but it was great hearing it again. And I loved the t.v. commercial. If that doesn't get you off your booty I don't know what will :) Thanks for the motivation.

Laurie said...

Nike really does have pretty great ads. Congrats on winning my giveaway! :)

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Loving that ad... thank you for posting it!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I love the Nike ads! I'm sure their PR people are making tons of moola!

Julie said...

those ads are two of my favorites!! sooo true.

Cynthia O'H said...

I love Nike's ads - so inspirational. They are suppose to have a good site for women and running too; I keep meaning to check it out.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Great motivational pieces! It is hard to fit in the workouts sometimes but like you said, it has to be a priority! Before you know it the shift will happen. I realized my shift happened when the first Twilight movie came out and all my friends wanted to come to the midnight showing. My reply? "I have a long run in the morning." WHAT? Wow! It was pretty cool when I hung up the phone and realized what had just happened!!

Adam said...

Nike has SUCH good ads. I'm not a fan of their shoes, but they sure do have a good ad firm!