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What pushes you to get in the car and drive to the gym after a long day? What encourages you to run even though it’s raining outside? What’s driving you to buy fresh, wholesome groceries instead of junk?

I mean seriously…

Oreos are delicious. You are out of clean socks. The wind outside is terrible. You have a headache. House of Cards, Season 3, was just released. Vegetables smell bad.

What is your motivation?

It would sound oh so ‘fitness guru’ of me to say that I’m simply motivated by my being healthy.

And I am. But…

There is a lot more that drives me to become the best version of myself.

Do I want to live a long, strong, active life full of adventure?

Hell yeah.

You can bet that at 70 I’ll be hiking mountains, practicing my headstands, and telling my grandkids that I can beat them in a race back to the house.

Yet, that’s not always enough to get me inspired. I need more.

I need Apollo looking at me accusingly as I sit on the couch after he’s been home alone all day… because I can’t deny that sweet pup a walk.

I need my calendar filled with 5Ks, 10Ks, and sprint triathlons… because I’m not pulling out of a race due to a lot of rain the month beforehand.

I need my five-year-old nephew on the phone telling me he misses our smoothies and push up contests… because I’m a role model for that little guy. And if that doesn’t get me to the gym, I don’t know what will.

You can be the most intrinsically motivated person on the planet, but everyone needs that extra push.

And I’m ecstatic to offer you a big ole’ push.


MyHeartandHamstrings is having its VERY FIRST CONTEST.

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I am GIVING AWAY a free Spartan Race registration to one of you.

(Talk about motivation! You better be out there working and getting ready for the obstacle course of a lifetime.)

Haven’t hear of the Spartan Race before? Check out SpartanRace.com. And get ready to enter the contest…

 Here is everything you need to know:

1.To enter the contest, I need you to post a photo on Instagram of what motivates YOU to stay active, and don’t forget to hashtag your photo with #MyHeartandHamstrings! This will let me see all of your inspiring posts.

2. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 6th are receive a FREE registration for one open      heat (non-confirmed start time) in any Spartan Race in the continental United States.

Check out the race locations HERE

3. You must be following @MyHeartandHamstrings on Instagram AND on WordPress to be eligible to win.

Follow me on WordPress HERE

Follow me on Instagram HERE

That’s it!

So let’s get motivated. Spring is right around the corner. And a Spartan Race to train for is definitely reason enough to get off the couch and get moving!

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