Friday, July 15, 2011

Get Your Motor Runnin' (Inspirational Running Movies)

Lisa in Nashville wanted to know some of the other running DVD's that I own, so per my promise, here are a few, along with 2 of my favorites that always get me pumped up to where I feel like I could take on the world singlehandedly!

Running Brave

Spirit of the Marathon

I of course really love this one...and could not tell you how many times I have seen it.  I saw it twice when it was at the movie theatre, and countless more times.  I honestly think it helped me last year right before Chicago, because even though I had never been to Chicago, and I hadnt really researched the course (due to SOTM), I felt like I knew that course before I ever set foot on it.  I actually just watched this again a few weeks back.  The soundtrack alone makes my heart race!

Saint Ralph

My favorite part of this movie are the hill workout scenes...and when he is running in the rain...Just an overall good movie.  Cheesy yes.  But it makes me laugh and gives me a boost.

Without Limits

 Prefontaine.  Need I say anything more than that.  Love.

Run for your Life

Lisa, definitely find this one and watch.  Its awesome.  I have watched it many times as it was given to me as a gift.  Every time I watch it I cant wait to run NYC again.

The Long Run

I have a girlfriend that just did Comrades this year.  She made it just under the cut off time for Bronze.  This movie is kinda slow, but good nonetheless.

Chariots of Fire

Duh.  :O)

Dean Karnazes - 50 Marathons in 50 Days

I don't have this one, but definitely need to order it.  I have watched it and I absolutely loved it.

These next two, among countless others (Miracle, Remember the Titans, Hoosiers), they all make me want to just get up and DO SOMETHING... run mainly!!  Great motivation to me; maybe to you too!


GI Jane

What ones did I miss?  Can you recommend any that I haven't listed?  I am always looking for a great motivational movie to add to my list/collection! 
Also, what do you think of the new design!?!?!?!?


TX Runner Mom said...

Love, love, love the new look of your blog! Love!

wendiw80 said...

A documentary that really touched me was that one that Steve Nash did for ESPN about the guy that had cancer and ran through Canada. He ran 26.2 miles every day as he tried to travel across Canada and raise awareness for cancer. He had cancer and lost his leg so he had to get a prosthetic leg. So he ran across Canada with a prosthetic leg. It was awesome and I can't remember the name of it... of course

Junie B said...

Wendi: Into the Wind (Terry Fox). I havent seen it!!!

Bert said...

Terrific new look, wow! Where do you find the time in between work, running & everything else!

Lisa said...

I almost ordered "Run for you Life" last week. I will for sure get right on that. Thanks!

cheryl said...

Endurance- about Kenyan runners. It's absolutely the BEST!

Neeraj Rohilla said...

"On the edge"
Very hard to find a copy of it. I was lucky to get it through Netflix once. Not anymore.

Gaslight ;-) said...

Marathon Sprint, a documentary about the Mt. Cameroon marathon. Locals race and win astronomical prize monies compared to local salaries.