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One Small Question

You've Got A Mountain To Climb. Will You?
You've Got A Mountain To Climb. Will You?

Assuming you are not in good physical condition, simply because most aren’t, try answering this:

When are you going to commit to getting and staying physically fit?

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This May Be The First Generation

It' Your Responsibility!
It' Your Responsibility!

Studies and experts are starting to speculate that young people may be the first generation to have shorter life spans than previous generations.

So, if you have kids, grand kids, nieces or nephews, they will most likely face a shorter life than us. How does that make you feel?

Most likely, you don’t really care.

No, really. You do not care.

Bold statement to be sure. And what makes me so sure?

If you cared, you wouldn’t be leading the charge.

Obesity is an epidemic. It’s polluting everything we do.

And our legacy, very sadly, is that we are passing this terrible inheritance on to future generations.

Not until you start losing yourself in your personal (vain) reasons for getting healthy will you begin to find your motivation to change. And not until you replace your selfish (again, vanity) reasons with a higher purpose, will you begin to feel compelled. And not until you are compelled to be a great example (role model) of how to care for your health, will your kids, grand kids, nieces and nephews start following your path.

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I Ran Into Mike

Some Things Are Not What They Appear
Some Things Are Not What They Appear

How was your day yesterday? Are you happy with your results, your determination, your creativity? We contemplated yesterday that slacking off might actually pay good dividends. Case in point.

Had a great run yesterday and ran into Mike. Mike looked to be in the 40-50 year range. Just by chance, we found ourselves engaged in conversation. “What motivates you to run?”, I asked, always curious.

He’s been running for 30 years. “For fun!”, he said.

Challenging that, I said there’s got to be something else, something deeper. Just doing it for fun, to me, would wear off after say 10 or 20 years. But 30 years, that’s amazing. Do you think you can stay with an exercise you like, for 30 years?

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Pre-Track Work?

Finland, August 2009
Finland, August 2009

Are you a storyteller?

No matter your answer, you are a storyteller. We all are.

We tell stories through our actions, by the things that we do, and don’t do.

For example, people who exercise and use greater self-control with their food choices, are going to appear healthier than those that do not. It’s simply a fact of life.

It’s like two gardeners. One spends a fair amount of time, each day, weeding, pruning, fertilizing and pest controlling. The other does not. Do I even need to ask, “Which garden will bear more fruit?”

Lane 8 is a metaphor for life. It appears Lane 8’s story may be picking back up where it left off last August, in Finland.

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Cheap Sunglasses

Palm Trees And Sunshine
Palm Trees And Sunshine

Do you wear sunglasses every time you go outside? Maybe you should. I do.

When Cheryl and I made our decision to relocate permanently from Washington State to Orlando in 1984, we realized that there were going to be some changes we’d need to adjust to.

One of them was learning how to cope with the unrelenting sunshine. Don’t get me wrong, we moved to Florida because we discovered we are solar-powered individuals. Nothing better than being surrounded by palm trees and sunshine.

Yet, ultimately, everything has a price. too much of a good thing can be harmful. Wear the sunscreen and have several pairs of sunglasses.

Our health is our responsibility. The healthier we act, the healthier we stay.