How Was That America?

America, and the rest of the World, here are a few jeff noel midlife You Tube videos from the famous Lahti, Finland Ski Jump arena:

Never in my entire life have I seen this in person:

Amazing side, close up view:

The next (2011) WMA Masters Track & Field World Championships are in Sacramento.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

WMA Masters World Championship Videos

WMA 2009 Masters World Championship Videos.  I have a bunch and finally found time yesterday to upload a fair number and will post them at Lane 8.  Here are a few:

My excitement for You Tube predicts 100 You Tubes:

Lahti Travel and Do Your Best:

Blooper – 3 seconds:

Make it a GLORIOUS Sunday. It surely will be. Up to us to notice though. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

Germany’s Guido Muller Reveals Success Secret

Germany’s Guido Muller reveals his secret to running success, moments after smashing the M70 400 meters World Record at the WMA Masters Track & Field World Championships in Lahti, Finland.

Surprised by his answer? I am and I’m not.

Surprised that it’s so blunt.  Not surprised because life is like this – pretty obvious.

Carpe diem, jeff noel in Lane 8 🙂

Guess What?

Being motivated to workout is incredibly different, and much more difficult, without a compelling purpose.

Duh!  This is what’s known as a BFO – blinding flash of the obvious.

That’s the missing link for most people.  And now it’s missing for me since returning from the Masters World Championships a few weeks ago.

Have been to the gym once this month.  Once in 26 days!  Do you know how quickly our bodies begin lose the strength we gain?

I rationalize that, “I’m taking some time off to rest”.

What I find is the list of excuses to not go to the gym is getting longer and more comfortable to use.

This helps remind me of my purpose – to be the change I wish to see in the world.

We can’t just talk about change, we have to lead the way.  Come on, let’s go.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

PS.  Went to gym last night, for the second time in 26 days.  My guess is that most people can relate to this post but few of you will actually take action.  What’s it gonna take?

Purpose Is Critical

Purpose is critical.  This is one of my epiphanies.  Purpose IS critical.

Without a purpose bigger than ourselves, when we fail, we let down only one person.

When our purpose for good health extends outside ourselves, failure has much greater ramifications.

It’s almost like telling the younger generations, “You are doomed to poor eating habits, obesity, health risks, and apathy”.

Or, we can be the change we wish to see.  To be the example of how hard work and focused effort can make our world healthier and ultimately, happy.

Who doesn’t want that?

If aliens came to our planet, what “health” grade do you think the human race would get?

Look, everyone knows this is incredibly difficult to do.  Most things in life are.  Once we learn to accept that life is hard, life gets easier, because we can spend less time fighting it, and just get on with figuring it out.

There are no shortcuts. Accept it and move on. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂