Why small victories can be considered gold medal worthy

Knoxville, TN airport employee entrance
Great Smokey mountains
Great Smokey mountains
airport Hilton
airport Hilton from afar

At 6:05pm last evening, hungry and exhausted from teaching all day, I mustered the energy and fortitude to walk out the airport Hilton and begin a run with limited highway access. If I would have skipped last night, it would have been three days without a run, making a fourth day (today) without a run more likely.

I couldn’t allow that to happen.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Patty, sometimes the exhaustion is so heavy, all I want to do is collapse, even skipping dinner.

    Exercise has a magic effect on the body, mind and spirit.

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