Wellness Resource Wednesday

Happy Hump Day guys!

I thought I would try something a little new this week.

Wellness Resource Wednesday | 2 Generations RunningLately, I’ve been coming across a bunch of awesome health/fitness resources from Youtube videos to podcasts and every time I find something new, I think about how I should share it on the blog. And then I forget… So, I’m hoping that by starting this Wellness Resource Wednesday as an ongoing series on the blog, I’ll remember to share what I find and you all can take advantage of the resources that sound interesting to you! My plan is to cover everything from running to workouts to nutrition – basically, anything that I think you guys as readers might want to know more about or check out for yourself!

First up this week – a 53-minute NOVA documentary I watched a couple weeks ago on Youtube. It’s called Marathon Challenge (click to watch!).  It follows the story of 12 non-runners selected by a group of researchers at Tufts University to train for the Boston Marathon. The researchers wanted to find out whether sedentary non-athletes could become marathoners in 9 months of training. While I sort of question the ethics of throwing brand new runners into the sport with marathon training (even if they did have high-caliber coaches!), it was still fascinating to watch. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but I will say the results are inspiring, and the video is definitely worth a watch if you’re in need of a little motivation boost.

If you watch the documentary, let me know what you think! Do you have a health/fitness resource you love?


5 thoughts on “Wellness Resource Wednesday

  1. That sounds really interesting! I don’t know if a team of the best coaches would’ve helped or intimidated me during my first race! I’m sure I would have made a lot fewer mistakes, but would have been a lot more intimidated!


  2. I’m totally going to try to watch this over my planning period today, but if not I will watch this tonight. Awesome resource! Ther’s also some documentary out there where they follow a bunch of runners as they train for the Chicago Marathon several years back. They followed elite athletes, middle of the pack runners, and beginners as they trained for the race. It’s pretty cool!


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