For those of you who don’t know Modern Athlete, it is a newish running mag which has come out in competition to Runners World. To be totally honest I’m not a Runners World fan – the airbrushed perfect people on the cover make me feel like a troll and I find the articles too technical. Of course I think it is a good magazine (based on the number of people who rave about it), I obviously just fall outside of their target market.
At this stage Modern Athlete isn’t a glossy mag yet but you can subscribe and I read it online because it’s just easier for me. What really got me going this month was the fact that one of my friends Julie has her story in there… Julie and I have finished a number of races together – we also ran the Comrades together this year, so we know each others lives pretty well at this stage given that we have had ample time to swap stories – but reading her story again gave me the same feeling of intense motivation as the first time I heard it, so I would like to share it here with you.
Here is the link to the story, you have to sign up to be able to read it but it is worth the extra 3 minutes 🙂