When and where was the HS Mile record set?

Alan Webb You Tube video, breaking the USA National High School record for one mile, at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, May 28, 2001.

Here’s an article with Alan Webb’s story from that day.

By the way, the great Jim Ryan held the previous record for 36 years.   This was a monumental day in High School Track & Field.

The winner of the race was Hicham El Guerrouj, from Morocco, the world record-holder, who ran 3:49.92, the fastest mile ever run in North America.

Amazing things happen all the time.  We often forget that they can also happen to us, and do happen to us, but we don’t recognize them because they are not record-breaking feats.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

R & R?

Rest and Relaxation?


I am doing what’s called active rest, meaning I am purposefully avoiding exercise today.

However, I’ll be teaching all day on my feet.

Such is the challenge of a mid-life athlete, working full-time, trying to make the world a better place.

No worries though.

I’ve been doing this for over a decade.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

What’s your will?

Make it a GREAT day.  jungle jeff 🙂

Lane 8, A Metaphor for Life?

Is Lane 8 a metaphor for life?

It is to me.

It may not be for you.


Here’s the deal. You’re busy. I’m busy. Everybody’s busy.

I get that.

But that fact doesn’t stop me from running and writing.

You know what I think?

I think if you follow this story, it has the power to change your life.



On my LinkedIn profile, where many folks write a typical resume style list of skills, I wrote this:

I give speeches to change the world.

My boss calls me audacious.

I think I’m energetic and funny.

I’m aggressively unfancy.

And on a good day, uncommonly insightful.

I’m also a professional antagonist. .

And I believe, if you’re goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

Carpe diem, jeff noel, out in Lane 8.

Disney Creativity & Lane 8?

Can Lane 8 learn anything from Disney’s creative strategies and tactics?

The obvious answer is yes.

By the way, the only reason I’m able to run at such a high level is because, as an experiment, I started applying the Disney principles to running.

Just before I turned 40, I started running to improve my health and am now into my 11th consecutive year – and about seven years ago, I had a crazy idea.   Here’s the short story

I decided to do an experiment.

To prove Disney philosophies can work anywhere, I began applying them to running.  The results have been staggering.

Anyway, here’s another jeff noel midlife You Tube clip – this one on Running and Disney Creativity.

I used to feel free to make excuses for why I was stuck, or why I wanted to quit.  I didn’t do it often.

The road to excellence has no finish line.  I know everyone is fighting a hard battle.  Me too.

But if you think you’ve got challenges, ask Nick Vujicic.

Carpe diem and thank you for visiting.

PS. Peace, jeff noel 🙂

June 8, 1959 = Lane 8

June 8, 1959.   A 50-year milestone.


Some people never reach this milestone.

Some reach it just once in their lifetime.

Others, a rare few, reach it twice.  I contemplate the saying, “Be careful what you wish for”.

Not sure about wishing for 100 years.  But I am sure about wishing for this……..

I wish for, “Peace in my soul.  Joy in my spirit.  And Love in my heart.  For all my family, all my friends, and especially all those people less fortunate”.

Carpe diem.  Seriously.  jeff noel  🙂