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The (Painful) Journey

First bike fall ever as an adult

Arlo Home Security Camera
One of four security camera companies i purchased from.

 

Rode a bicycle 25 miles roundtrip to visit a former Disney Institute colleague at Disney Institute for a 7am meeting yesterday.

To maximize my time while cycling, a phone call began at 6am as i peddled past our mailbox.

The fall (yes, fall, not call) came at 6:55am on a wooden boardwalk next to Highway 192 near Celebration Place.

Was on the phone (Skype) with a Disney College Program alumnus who moved to Australia to get out of her comfort zone.

Thank you Stephanie for being my only “witness”.

What’s astonishingly significant to me is the fact that i’ve bicycled the equivalent of twice around the Equator as an adult, never wearing a helmet.

 

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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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Dear Son

First day of Track & Field practice

Orange County televised public meetings
Coinciding with his first practice, was a critical school rezoning request meeting.

 

First day of Track & Field practice for our Son (15) was yesterday. The current season began in January, but for a variety of reasons, including:

  • The head Track coach is also the assistant Varsity basketball coach and basketball season was extended far beyond normal because our team won States.
  • There are no other throwers (Shot Put & Discus) on the team.

Our Son said not much happened at practice, which i think was a good way to ease into it.

This will be fun, and interesting, to see it unfold.

i’ve not been involved other than to push our Son to work this out with the Coach.

PS. The initial team meeting was on our calendar for our Son to attend, but got rescheduled without notice while we were out of town. This was fairly significant. In the days and weeks to follow, our Son took steps to interact with a busy Coach; none of which resulted in any action. And it’s critical to remember that this teen is timid.

One of the best ways to create opportunities is to create opportunities.

PS. Now, today, 100 days later, he is much less timid. Plus, he recently joined the Windermere Running Club.

 

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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.

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.