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Bicycled to the USATF annual meeting at Disney to take a risk

USATF 2016 annual meeting at Disney
Yesterday at the Hilton next to Disney Springs.

 

Vin Lananna and jeff noel
Yesterday around 10am.

 

Bicycled from home to the USATF annual meeting at Disney to take a risk.

USATF is United States of America Track & Field.

Vin Lananna was our Team USA Track & Field Head Coach in Rio a few months ago.

Two days ago he was elected USATF’s new President.

Wanted to ask him a question.

Mission accomplished.

Disney creativity DNA in action.

It makes me smile, it was so easy.

And without my Disney experience, something i would have never had the creativity, or courage, to do.

 

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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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Early is on time and yields decent benefits

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Lobby
i remember when a Front Desk Cast Member had the idea to experiment with this concept; a children’s only waiting area with themed seating and Disney movies playing.

 

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Lobby
Give anxious children a place to be delightfully distracted until the adults check in and get the room keys. Original area is next to Front Desk (in background).

 

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Lobby
It was so successful, a second child area was created.

 

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Lobby
Here you can see them both.

 

To arrive on time (10 minutes early is the standard) for a 7am meeting, i cancelled my morning exercise. It happens.

Arriving 15 minutes early allowed me to talk to a friend and Cast Member (with 41 years at Walt Disney World). Shafe (that’s his real name) and i worked together at three Disney Resort properties: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

The break from exercise was also welcomed because of an exceptionally long day of gardening the day before.

 

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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.

 

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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From the ashes, beauty will rise

Shot putter's dirty tee shirt
Typical outcome for a right handed shot putter.

 

Ran four miles to meet the High School Coach. Then ran four miles home.

Mile seven came in at 7:15, a miracle considering how shaky the right calf felt.

i swear after two miles of slow running, i had to slow it down even more. Felt like something bad (like a small muscle pull or tear) was imminent.

But the real beauty was having Coach understand that our Son was on the Track & Field team by default. Coach Williams is an encourager.

 

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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.