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Need Motivation? These Guys Ran Across The Sahara

At times we can all feel unmotivated to workout. It happens. Then, I come across something that makes me say, "I am so not sitting on the couch and watching tv tonight -- I am going for a run!"



Three men ran across the Sahara (yeah, the desert) for a great cause (a clean water initiative with the mission to create widespread public awareness of the water crisis in Africa) and a great film, The Running the Sahara. James Moll directed the film with a small film crew that tracked the runners across the desert, capturing their journey on camera, recording their athleticism combined with humanitarianism. With celebrity Matt Damon narrating, the film and the cause will hopefully get some attention.

These men ran for 111 days straight and covered 4,000 miles [gasp]. Not just any old 4,000 miles though. With the wind, extreme heat and cold and sand, these were possibly the most brutal 4,000 miles you could imagine. I would say that running across the Sahara (that is 6 countries by the way) definitely shows a great amount of physical and emotional determination and strength. Telling us once again, that we (as humans) are capable of so much more physically than we give ourselves credit. I can't wait for the film to come out! For more information, visit the Running the Sahara on National Geographic.

A 5k? That's nothing! So get started today!

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