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The man in the yellow shorts

Cross Country meet at West Orange HS
Yesterday was his first attempt to run 3.1 miles without stopping.

 

The man in the yellow shorts (about five or six runners from the right) was last. The man in lime shorts was 12th. They are teammates.

If there was a gold medal for heart and perseverance, both would need one.

In fact, most of the runners are dedicated beyond logic.

It’s cool to witness.

 

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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.

 

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Defining moments may or may not have an expiration date

Windermere Prep 2016 football game
Remember how hot yesterday afternoon’s football game was? You’ll be soaked in sweat by 8:30am today.

 

Defining moments may or may not have an expiration date. With that in mind, enjoy this morning’s first ever 5k run.

Two firsts:

  1. Running three miles.
  2. First competitive run.

Stay healthy, have fun.

 

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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.

 

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Turnaround workouts

Inspiring tagline
i exist to teach personal responsibility to a future adult.

 

Turnaround workouts. Tough workout last night (6:00-745pm) and easy workout at 6am this morning. His first 5k Cross Country meet tomorrow morning, a Saturday. He’s never run three miles without stopping.

Our plan has always been to run three miles without stopping by the end of August. Tomorrow is August 20. We still have 11 days if tomorrow proves too much.

 

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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.

 

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It’s pretty close to zero which is compelling

Disney Storyboarding
My first Disney Business book (and 2nd overall) and his (upper right) first book ever.

 

The original goal was to publish his first book before finishing 9th grade. Too lofty.

We let go of that original goal, yet remain ambitious nonetheless.

Literally only pushing the deadline back three months.

Now our goal is to publish his first book before starting 10th grade on August 18, 2016.

Just yesterday i tried to emphasis the number of 10th graders who can say at the start of the school year, “I have a book on Amazon” is pretty close to zero.

Knowing how remarkable this is can be a huge boost to a 16-year old.

 

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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.