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As You Get Older

A walk in the park

Ultimate Frisbee regional tournament
We stopped to watch. It was 45 minutes before the tournament began.

 

Ultimate Frisbee regional tournament
Ultimate Frisbee regional tournament in Allentown, PA, July 17, 2016, a Sunday.

 

Ultimate Frisbee regional tournament
Ultimate Frisbee regional tournament. Teams from four states.

 

Geese swimming in a stream

 

A walk in the park Sunday morning was leisurely and enjoyable. We had no pressing issues to handle. We had time on our hands.

The challenge is what to do on the 99.9% of our days when that is not the case.

 

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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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Dear Son

A metaphor for our own lives, no?

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
This is near the two mailbox marker.

 

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
This is from our starting point.

 

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
This is from our “locker room”.

 

Yesterday was the first day of High School second semester, which included our son’s first real, personal fitness class. He has historically been non-athletic. The teacher had everyone do two laps (half mile). i had no idea this was coming.

Coincidently, the day before, our father/son run included eight mailboxes, or 800 meters. We started running eight weeks ago.

i remember telling him after we finished the half-mile jog that we ran the equivalent of two laps around a track. Have to believe that he had a confidence with him that would have not existed had we not started running 100 meters a day for a week, and then adding 100 meters more each week.

The slow and steady, almost ridiculously easy distance, and the gradual increase added up, and will continue to add up.

A metaphor for our own lives, no?

 

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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.

 

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As You Get Older

It’s literally a universal goal

Walt Disney World Cast Member
Some people have an obligation (a passion) to be the deepest thinker in the room, no matter what room it is

 

While the goal of most Master’s Athletes is not fame, still there is a burning goal.

It’s literally a universal goal.

To get and stay healthy.

Simple. No?

Most lifetime athletes must be very creative to stay motivated. Motivation is action. Action is key.

This bleeds over into every area of a balanced person’s life.

Simple. No?

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One Question A Day?

Stunning isn’t it?

Tabloid
Try to get past a typical grocery store checkout without the smutty tabloids in your face

 

Stunning isn’t it?

The human condition.

Our insatiable desire to dream.

Our remarkable ability to recognize the pervasive sexual attraction that exists for the preservation of the species.

Our unquenchable desire to feel alive.

Our insidious default… thinking health and wellness is optional.

Optional?

Stunning isn’t it?

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Looking For Creative Ideas?

The antidote to our yearning for decent health metrics?

Smoke free campus sign
Am intimately familiar with addiction and have a long, private history with smoking

 

Smoke free campus sign
Knowing the right thing to do and finding the discipline to do it can be elusive

 

We see it all the time on Facebook. Someone has signed up for yet another 60-day fitness challenge.

And it’s generally people who ride peaks and valleys with their health.

The antidote to our yearning for decent health metrics?

A 60-year challenge.

Get there and stay there.

So yeah, 60 years ought to cover it for most of us, assuming we begin in our 20’s or 30’s.

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