Lane 8 Motivational Flashback

Last weekend, I met with a great friend I’ve known for over a decade. He’s really smart and asks the best questions. Plus, he’s a great listener.

Long story short:  While I was sharing the story on my 1982 cross-country bicycle trip, he came to a realization, and so did I.

When I said cross-country, the original intent was from one coast to the other. But for a variety of good reasons, it didn’t happen the way it was envisioned.

And for a moment, it started to feel like maybe I was misrepresenting the truth, and I questioned myself.

In summary, Derrick Redmond, an Olympic 400 meter runner, may tell people he ran in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, but that may not be the “truth”.  You owe it to yourself to watch this, and then ask and answer the question that follows:

So, did Derrick Redmond run in the Olympics?

Why Exercise?

Why exercise?

Seriously?  You live your life and you exercise and you don’t know why?

Or, you don’t exercise, and you don’t know why?

It’s dark outside, here in Central Florida.

And in a few more months, it will also be cold.

Yet I get up, shut up, show up, and just do it.

It’s time for a You Tube motivational video:

The World Championships aren’t about winning, they’re about doing your best.

Even if you finish last.  At least you got up, shut up, showed up and just did it.  No one can take that away from you.  No one.  Ya with me?

I’m gonna shut up and go show up and run in the dark.

At least it’s not cold this morning.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂