Run, jeff, run

Heading out for a short run (two miles).  Wanted to do a five-miler, but not enough time in the day, eh?

How can a person possibly think about competing at the Master’s World Championships, when there’s not enough time in the day to “train”?

Not sure I have a good answer, except that everyone is fighting a hard battle.  We all have to figure it out.  That’s what makes it interesting and challenging to me.   What about you?

Carpe diem and here’s to your great health, jeff noel  🙂


Happy Healthy Sunday?

Happy Healthy Sunday?

It’s our choice isn’t it?

I’m still smiling from yesterday.   I asked our eight-year old son to help create a tee-shirt design for

I challenged him to do five pages worth.  He did.  He’s clever, creative and funny.

This journey to make it to the Men’s 50-54 400 meter finals at the Master’s World Championships is nothing short of inspiring to me.   I do not belong in this league.   I asked my son, “Remember David and Goliath“?  “Yes“, he said.   “What was the morale of the story“?, I shot back.

You can do anything“, was his answer.

That’s right, nothing is impossible“!, I said softly.

Follow your dreams.  Dream Big.  Get There.  Stay There!  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂


97.5 (I think)

Nice easy run this morning, not even two miles.  Why?  Not enough time in the day to do everything, eh?

Early yesterday was a good five-miler, plus later, got in a 75-minute gym/core workout.  So no worries today.

Remember, rest is your friend.  Slothfulness, no.  Rest.  Indeed.  

How big are your dreams?  Hey, you don’t have to prove anything to me.  Yourself maybe, but not me.  Peace to you and your life, your dreams and all you hold dear.  Thanks for visiting and hope you’ll follow alomg and find some sort of nudge, motivation, challenge, whatever.   Carpe diem, jeff 🙂


Cross your fingers

In a few minutes, around 7:15AM, I’ll be heading out for another five-miler. 

Moment of truth?

I hope so.

And I hope that whatever happens, I’ll be strong enough to surrender, should I be disappointed.  Or to be strong enough to embrace the enormous responsibility to keep moving forward.  This is an impossible-goal journey, which is more than ten years in the making.

From the memory of elementary school reading assignments, “Run, jeff, run.  See jeff run“.

Carpe diem, jeff  🙂


Happy Monday

Hey, I didn’t run today.  Had a big Keynote speech to deliver at 9:00AM to 1,200 Guests, and was at the venue before 7:00AM.   It was GREAT, by the way. 

Each year, I’m blessed, a handful of times, to have impacted an audience so much so that they are compelled to stand and applaud.  Today was one of those days.  Wow!  Humbled.

Felt sickly afterwards, and decided that was nature’s way of telling me to, “Take the day off from working out, you need the rest”.

My left foot does not feel great.  Pain is better than three weeks ago, but not gone.  Patience.  Faith.  Trust.  Surrender.  Etc.  Plus, I have so much to be thankful for, I start to feel guilty with the dream of running with world-class Master’s athletes.

We’ll see how it goes in the morning.