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Lane 8 Travels Again

Lane 8 is on the move.  No, not to a Master’s Track and Field Meet.  Good guess though.

Traveling to give a speech.  That’s what I do.  I’m a professional speaker.

Actually, I’ll speak anywhere to anyone, as long as it’s something I’m passionate about.  Church, Parenting, Children’s Religious Education, Boy Scouts, Home Owner’s Association, Master’s Track and Field, Wellness, Fitness, Health, Mid Life Celebration, Impossible Goals, Blogging, Social Media, Social Networking, Addiction, Behavior Modification, Gardening.

So anyway, until social media policies are better defined, it is incumbent on employees to do their best with the interpretation of general guidelines. There are so many employees who where out ahead of corporate social media policies.  So now, these companies have to play “catch up” to reign in what was never defined.

This will take some time, and companies are being decently patient, by allowing their employees to make the changes that the new guidelines call out. Facebook, LinkedIn, My Space, Blogs, Websites, You Tube, Flickr, Posting Comments, Chat Rooms, personal email – the list is endless.

It’s smart business if you ask me.  And just like anything else, including our health, the sooner we start, generally speaking, the sooner we see results.

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Ever get a perfect health score?

Ever get a perfect health score?

Friday’s strength test and core test proved one thing in particular.

A decade worth of hard work, persistence, determination, goal setting, set backs, failures, successes, sweat, pain, motivation,  lack of confidence, confusion, stress, progress, injuries, rehab, physical therapy, core workouts, speed work, and endurance work.

Plus, stretching, flexibility training, 5k’s, 10k’s, 400 meters, 800 meters, 1,500 meters, obsession, surrender, thinking, smiling, hoping, visioning, praying, playing, involving family, sacrificing family, nutrition, reading, studying, working full time, volunteering, dreaming, sleeping, lying awake, and probably many more – but I better stop now.

The result?

A perfect score!  My physical therapist determined my core was a perfect score of 21 out of 21.  She used a test used on professional athletes to look for imbalances and weaknesses.

The leg strength test showed my right versus left leg was only 2/10ths of a percent apart.

The staff at Florida Hospital Rehab awarded me the “Most Symmetrical Person” they have ever seen there.

What all of this means is that the efforts have yielded extra-ordinary results.

Life is like that.  You reap what you sow.

I’ll try to not forget that simple truth.  Even though I’m easily distracted.  “Oh look, a bird”!

Make today a day to at least consider your physical health and ask yourself, “Am I investing in my health”?   Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Devine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday.  I didn’t run yesterday.  It was a scheduled, “active rest day”.

What a great homily (sermon) we had yesterday by a visiting Priest.   I must ask you, and you know this to be true, isn’t it wonderful to watch and listen to someone speak who’s passionate about their topic?

I’m not just talking about Church or Religious services, but about anything in life.

I often wonder if the people around me feel incredible passion, medium passion, or no passion, from the way I conduct my life.

Ever wonder about that one?   How often?  Do you like your answers?   I didn’t.   Why don’t we all work on our answers today.  Be passionate, because if you won’t be, who will?  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  Tomorrow, I’ll be back training again.  Today, I’ll enjoy my second conscecutive day of rest.  Do you think I’m passionate about 400 meters?   Best of health to you!

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

If you don’t celebrate Easter, may I please wish you Joy in whatever makes you happy.  Diversity is what makes the world so special.  Thank you for respecting my beliefs as much as I respect yours.

Today is a day of rest, from training, and hopefully, from working.

Carpe diem.  Dream big, get there and most importantly of all, stay there.  That’s the ticket.  Staying at your goal.  jeff  🙂