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Impossible Is For Amateurs

“I Got Tons Of Blood Work, Every Test Imaginable”

Mac & cheese or….Lobster, sweet potato, asparagus, corn-on-the-cob? Eating healthy is critical. Photo 2005.

Public Service Announcement. jeff noel’s Lane 8 Blog may seem like a running blog, but deep down, it’s about our physical health. jeff noel just happens to be a runner to stay healthy.

Saying that, another reminder, the original tagline here was, If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

It would be impossible for jeff noel to raise enough money to help find a cure for this disease our son has had since he turned 4.

Here’s to our impossible health goal(s).

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Wrong

I Hate Colon Cancer

There, I said it. I hate colon cancer. What do you hate?

Maybe I shouldn’t hate it though. Well, then, if not colon cancer, then I hate IBD.

Maybe I shouldn’t hate IBD.

Maybe I should be thankful that our son’s alive to have something to fight.

There are some that never get the chance to put up a good fight.

Do you see how this has ended differently then how it started?

The absolute biggest blessing we get each day is this – to wake up and be alive.

That’s really all I talk about at the next blog. You’re always invited to click…

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10 Tips To Better Digestive Health

Yesterday’s blog post about bread and high fiber is really part of everyday life for my Family. Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), has taught us to pay much closer attention to fiber, hydration and a host of other high fibers food choices.

Just yesterday, coincidentally, this article “10 Tips to Better Digestive Health” arrived via email from our free Everyday Health subscription. Click here to read.  They’re common sense and serve as a reminder that good health is not that complicated.

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So Then What Happened?

USA Team Jacket
USA Team Jacket

So the second week, I ran two mailboxes a day. Third week, three mailboxes a day.

Yes, many of you have heard this before.  Which is one of the secrets to excellent results – repetition.  Never get tired of doing the basic, common sense things.

Stories are critical to perpetuating past success and moving to even greater success. You already knew that right?

Eventually, the goals became impossible, but their pursuit was compelling.

What’s fascinating is how intense it was to rise to the level of representing the United States at the 2009 Master’s Track & Field World Championships, without anyone knowing.

Neighbors. Family. Work. Ten years. Ten years of dedicated, relentless effort.

Invisible to everyone around me. For a decade.

Now, neighbors know.  And Family knows. Yet to this day, most where I work have no idea.

And so the question today is this, “What is your impossible goal and will you persue it without any fanfare or glory, but just for the sake that it’s a noble goal?”

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This May Be A Mistake

Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem

Have I not been pretty good at keeping the topics here at Lane 8 about Health, Motivation and Impossible Goals?

It feels like it, and therefore, I’m taking editorial license to post about something that has to do with all three, but perhaps in a way you’re not expecting.

I’ve had the link for some time and have not found the right time to share it. One of the privileges that a serious blogger gets is to say something particularly personal.

There are many incurable diseases. And all of us have been impacted directly and indirectly, by them.

Crohn’s disease has no cure.

Yet.

It is an Impossible Goal to help raise enough money, to give away, to those who can find the cure.

As a parent, it’s ultimately going to become a full-time job.

For now, this humble and thankful parent, just wanted to open the door a little bit wider.

If you want, click here to read, “When to talk about Crohn’s Disease.”