completed her first Triathalon! I often think that I'd like to do a triathalon, but I neither bike (2 miles to work doesn't really count) nor swim, so I'm at a bit of an impasse. Not Erin!
Another Superwoman who consistently amazes me is SkinnyRunner, who just ran about a billion races, all over the country in a single week. The final count was 160 miles in nine days--I barely run 160 miles in two months, and in the month of April, I ran 27. This girl is a delightful combination of crazy, dedicated and determined and while I don't necessarily want to emulate her, I do like reading about it.
Doing anything that might be daunting in a group almost always makes it easier. I rarely run with other people because I like to set my own pace, but the times that I have, I often find that the time flies by, and I'm more willing to push myself because I don't want to seem like a wuss. It's similar with personal finance, you may feel like you're alone and the only person who doesn't know what you're doing, but that's never the case. Active.com, which is one of my go-to sites for health and training info, made a nice list of 9 Reasons a Marathon Training Group is Good For You, and I think a lot of it applies to personal finance too!
One of my other favorite personal fitness blogs is Lotus and Pie (though I don't really think she eats a lot of pie...). Not only is Jenn super ripped and awesome, but she posts tons of training videos that you can do at home. Yes, I've been too lazy to do most (any) of them, but it's nice to know where to find them and to read about her progress.