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As You Get Older

Don’t let down days get you down, no matter how tempting

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Lane 8 (upper right) has always been about the blessing of our body

 

As we get older don’t let down days get you down, no matter how tempting. Just 48 hours ago, taught through a several hours-long sharp pain below the belt. Then yesterday, on my 54th birthday, went to the Doctor to confirm an inguinal hernia.

Yeeeeee – haaaaaaa!!!!!

How cool is that? Happy birthday!

Seriously though. This happens to everyone.

Unexpected health challenges.

I’m so thankful for this and will share why at the…

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Health Matters

Just When You Think You Know It All

Almost Appears To Be A Revelation
Almost Appears To Be A Revelation

Everyone has some sort of physical affliction.

Some overcome it.

Others die from it.

Still others, haven’t found their true cause yet.

And just when you think you know it all, you learn something new about an incurable disease that affects your life.

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Lane 8 Hypocrite

Lane 8 Hypocrite?
Lane 8 Hypocrite?

Maybe. Maybe not.

On January 5, 2009 my Family Physician wrote a script for a routine colonoscopy, since this is the year I turned 50.

Well, here we are, almost January, 2010 – a year later.  No colonoscopy.  Not even scheduled yet.

How in the hell can that happen?

Simple.  You already know, don’t you?  We get busy.  Distracted. Paralyzed – with the fear of making a commitment.

So, please know I ain’t perfect.  Big dreamer?  Absolutely.  Perfect?  No way.

But if you look at the batting average, it represents a decent overall “practice what you preach” reality.

How’s your batting average?

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Hurts Like Hell

Blah, blah, blah….hurts like hell. Still.  My foot hurts.  A lot.

If you’re new to Lane 8, welcome.  Earlier this year, there were quite a few Lane 8 blog posts discussing my foot pain and whether or not I could travel to Finland for the Master’s Track & Field World Championships.

And yesterday, after writing the post, “43rd”, it caused me to do several things:

  • Be amazingly thankful
  • Become more confident
  • To feel like a victor, rather than a victim
  • Pray for others to overcome their own struggles

The last one in particular is the one that seems most important.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Fall down seven times, get up eight.

If you’re goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

Carpe diem.  It’s completely up to you. You are the CEO of YOU, Inc.

Yep, it’s gonna hurt like hell to reach your big dreams.  Nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Once you realize that hard work is the way, the way gets easier.  It doesn’t become easy, simply easier.