What Motivates You?

A New Day Is Dawning
A New Day Is Dawning

Motivation is fascinating, don’t you think?  It’s like a fire, isn’t it? We must continue to add fuel to a fire to keep it burning.

It seems that we have a daily (if not hourly) choice to stay focused on what keeps our fire alive.

Are there more than three version of this?

  1. Let the fire go out
  2. Add just enough to keep the fire from going out
  3. Keep the fire raging

Obsessed Or Apathetic?

Do You Have World Class Peace of Mind?
Do You Have World Class Peace of Mind?

Want to take a test to see if your way of thinking about diet and exercise is right for you?

Somewhere in between being obsessed or being apathetic lies the proper balance for your approach to living a healthy lifestyle.

Diet and exercise are like water and air for our physical well being.

Inactive people often despise active people and active people often harshly judge inactive people.

Quiz time.  If you’re health were a small family business, are you profitable or filing for bankruptcy?

Go The Distance?

Is It worth The Drive?
Is It worth The Drive?

Ever feel like you’re losing your mind?

Like the thoughts you think are so far from status quo that you just might be the only one who thinks like that?

Waiting to board the Allegiant Airlines flight to Allentown, Pennsylvania yesterday and then sitting in the St Paul’s Catholic Church this morning, it was unavoidable.

Only two people in each group of about 150.


Two that seemed as if they had some sort of focus on proactively managing their health.

What does it take to go the distance, and why do only two look like they want to?

Masters Track and Lane 8?

Yesterday, I had such a busy morning, I couldn’t find time to run, before taking our son to school on the way to the airport.

After my arrival at Hartford, Connecticut, I had the chance to do an easy 35 minute run.

Some left heel pain right away, so I jogged backwards for a couple minutes and that helped.  It usually does.  Not much pain while running.  Afterwards, during the evening, my foot was sore.

And so it goes.

Hope this doesn’t sound like complaining, because complaining is the opposite of my intent.

It’s meant to be a reality check, to the difficulties in this microcosm of life.

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.  Primarily because I need to purchase the plane ticket soon.

Using the creative approaches to challenges, I quickly thought of a “PLAN B”.

Enter the 1,500 meters.

Once I’m warmed up, I can run a very decent mile pace.  Which is why the 1,500 would be a good back up.

It is still unknown if I can get up on my toes, and shift into overdrive for some serious acceleration (for a 50-year old).  🙂

I emailed, and then spoke to, the USATF representative and had the 1,500 added to my 2009 Master’s World Championships profile.

I’ve run a near All-American standard of excellence time, and by August, should be an unlikely long shot to do well for Team USA.

It’s amazing the confidence and reassurance one can gain with a Plan B.

Plan B or not, hope you have a GREAT and Healthy day.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂