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It’s A Small World After All

USATF HQ 1 Block From Our Hotel
USATF HQ 1 Block From Our Hotel
USATF Head Quarters On The 8th Floor
USATF Head Quarters On The 8th Floor

Sometimes life just has a way of saying, “Thank you for trying to make our world a little bit better”.

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Track & Field Geek?

USA Swept the 400 In The Beijing Olympics

USA Swept the 400 In The Beijing Olympics

Track & Field geek? Totally. And I wasn’t fully aware how bad it was until yesterday morning.

Unexpectedly, it provided a keen reminder of how Disney fanatics feel when they get those rare opportunities to go backstage.

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USATF HQ Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Indianapolis

Getting and staying healthy is on your mind a lot, isn’t it? That’s one of the reasons you visit Lane 8. And it’s the reason I write Lane 8.

The real secret to health isn’t what or how we do it, and yet it’s the first thing people get hung up on. The real secret is finding the motivation to do whatever it takes.

Whatever it takes to never give up. To never quit. Ever.

Last night after dinner with a colleague, we walked a different route back to our hotel in Indianapolis. We are on the same street as the Capital building. Indianapolis is also home to USATF headquarters, and roughly three blocks away.

Guess what? We bump into the guy who runs the USATF online store and strike up a conversation. Small world? Karma? Opportunity? Fate?

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No Expectations?

On the drive to Victory Martial Arts “Safety Demonstration” (recruiting) yesterday, I reminded our son there was no expectation that he enroll and take lessons.

All the children participated, even the first timers.  Our son eagerly lined up.  Surprisingly, two of his friends are members there and graciously welcomed him into the atmosphere.

Off to a great start and then somewhere in the middle it got more intense and he felt uncomfortable with his skill level, and returned to the audience with me.

I could not have been more proud.  He tried something.  He did his best.  I didn’t push him, even though I could have.  He’s nine.  How hard do you push yourself?  He’ll get were he needs to go.  Will you?

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What Came First?

What came first?:

  1. The chicken or the egg
  2. The ostrich or the chicken
  3. Stick your head in the sand
  4. Chickensh!t

Does it even matter?  It does if you want to be an example instead of a warning.

“I don’t want to run unless I know I’ve done my best.  And the only way I know how to do that is to run flat out until I have nothing left. Running any other way is Chickenshit”!Steve Prefontaine

Same goes for life.