These three may be the next generation motivators

Florida Sand Hill Cranes
They were coming in and i was running out.


Florida Sand Hill Cranes
Yesterday in the neighborhood.


Farm animals near Disney University
It’s rare to see them all in this location.


Donkeys near Disney University
Near Disney University, about halfway through an easy five-miler.


These three may be the next generation motivators:

  1. Shot  Put
  2. Discus
  3. Javelin

Running is not part of the formula for these events.

Yesterday’s slow and short five-miler had the under-pinnings of a nagging right calf issue that may make it impractical to focus on running competitively this year.




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.

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


Masters Track?

Masters Track
Masters Track

Yes, Masters Track.

What do you do to stay motivated to reach and maintain your health goals?

Master’s athletes are defined as people over 30 years old.

There are other sports that have Masters competitions too.  The thought of trying something completely out of my comfort zone actually seems possible – at a future time, of course.


Because the whole point of the competition, to me, is simply to find ways to stay motivated.  When things get boring, I get less motivated.

This is a deadly place to be, literally.

Someday. maybe swimming.  Or perhaps I’ll try Filed events, like the Discus, Shot Put, or, heaven forbid, the Pole Vault.

Whatever it takes.  That’s one of the secrets to staying healthier.  I figure everybody knows this, but it never hurts to say important things over and over.

Does it?