Embrace Outside with Molly Hurford

Category: Motivation


New Year, New-ish Me? In Defense of the Makeover Montage


10 days into the New Year, how are those resolutions going? Personally, I love a good New Year-New Me moment. I recognize the ludicrous nature of it, but as someone who grew up at the heyday of chick flicks and teen rom-coms, it’s ingrained …



Taking a Break, Immediate Guilt and Creative Aftermath


December was a serious recharge month for us… The first one we’ve taken in probably a decade, now that I think about it. We went on an actual vacation to Santa Teresa in Costa Rica, where we opted to NOT go on copious amounts …




The One Thing: Athletic Bookworm Review + Highlights


This month’s Athletic Bookworms was similar to November’s choice, The Motivation Manifesto: Not 100% athlete oriented, but a lot of lessons that we can take from it with our training (and, of course, in our everyday lives). This one was The ONE Thing: The …



My 2019 One-Word Resolution: BRAVE


In the same vein as the One Thing book that the Athletic Bookworms read in December, my one-word resolution has been one that I’ve been thinking about since we were in Costa Rica a few weeks ago. Specifically, I thought about it as we …





6 Books on Running For Your Off-Season Training


Looking for some books to keep you psyched on running through the winter / hoping to stay motivated over the holiday season? As a HUGE bookworm (see: Athletic Bookworms) I find that always having some kind of book on training, nutrition or about another …



“The ONE Thing” is December’s Athletic Bookworms Pick


This month’s Athletic Bookworms pick is one that I chose because in December, the tendency — at least for me — is to write a laundry list of New Year’s Resolutions that’s so extensive that the odds of me keeping them is slim to …



How to Assess Your Season on The Consummate Athlete Podcast


In this episode of The Consummate Athlete Podcast, we’re really zooming in on one key element of the year that a lot of athletes miss: a proper, thoughtful look at how the last year went. After all, what’s the point of season goals or …