Little unexpected bonuses from working hard

Airport departure sign
Second flight from top is ours. We had an hour to enjoy a sit-down breakfast.


Breakfast quality in Salt Lake’s airport was surprising decent. The 75-minute power nap on the first flight from Kalispel to Salt Lake City was also a blessing. Traveling all day is taxing. Eating well helps.




This website is about our physical health. To easily leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s spiritual health website, click here.


On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


Any smart person can make deductions

The Brooklyn Bridge, not far from the Brooklyn Marriott… and my room.

Brooklyn Bridge

With no shirt, you can deduce an early morning run over the bridge…

running in NYC

Truth is, I’m jeff noel is not financially bonus eligible. Every organization has people who are, many without our knowledge. When you speak with those you know are, and you’re obviously one who’s not, there’s often a weird feeling about effort, commitment, intellect, etc.

And last week quietly and uneventfully returning from the 2012 Masters Track & Field National Championships, a new definition of bonus eligible illuminated.

It felt so uncomfortable to answer, “Been running any races in Lane 8 lately”.

An elevated level of physical fitness makes a senior athlete “bonus eligible”. The illumination made me smile and… (yes, click the bolded, hyperlinked word “Blog” below to hear what happened next)

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