Marathon Monday Motivation

Some of the guys running in the yard of San Quentin Prison

You may not be running in the Boston Marathon today, but these podcast episodes may be just what you need for exercise motivation! Check out this short playlist to listen to while jogging around the block on this Marathon Monday.

Ear Hustle, “Firsts”

“Firsts” in prison can be especially memorable: the first time you meet your cellie, or leave the prison for medical treatment, or run your first marathon. Run around your yard as you listen to the men of San Quentin prison describe lapping theirs.

99% Invisible, “The Athletic Brassiere”

Among the most important advances in sports technology, few can compete with the invention of the sports bra. Following the passage of Title IX in 1972, women’s interest in athletics surged. But their breasts presented an obstacle. Quicken your pace as you learn about the invention of the sports bra. Hear another take on the history of the sports bra on the Outside Podcast from PRX here.

The Memory Palace, “Citius, Altius, Fortius, Horrendius”

Frank Hicks trains endlessly in Boston, Massachusetts when he learns the 1904 Olympics are going to be taking place in the United States. Can he win? Pop in your headphones and pretend you’re in the 1904 Olympics as you speed walk.