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 Good Friday

Of the many blessings we have, being alive is at the top of my list.

Well, almost.

You mean being alive isn’t at the top of your list?

No, not at the very top.  It’s second, I think.

At the very top is the fact that Jesus died to save the world.  Whether you believe this or not, doesn’t change the fact that I believe it.

And, the fact that I believe it, doesn’t mean if you believe otherwise, that I think you are wrong.  Who the heck am I to judge someone else?  No one.

Being in a world where diversity of thought and belief, is valued and respected, is also at the top of my list.

Told you all of that to tell you this.   Today’s run was a blessing.  Literally pain free.  I believe God may want me to keep going on this impossible journey to make it to the finals at August’s World Championships.

Count your blessings.  Never give up.  Respect others.  Love your neighbor.  Do something great.  Inspire others by the courage of your own example.  Carpe diem, jeff 🙂


Terrific Tuesday?

Not quite.  But it was better than previous runs. 

The key difference? 

Minimal pain.  I ran three miles in about 27 minutes.  Nice and easy.

Tomorrow we’re expecting record cold temps. 

My World Championships application for the USA World Team was accepted today.  Woo-hoo!

The (World) Championships

Training Disney Money

Training.  Disney.  Money.

What do they have in common?

They are all great google keywords.  Significantly better than many others you’d think would be great.

But guess what, technology has a funny way of leveling the playing field.  You can have a great product, but if your Internet marketing is average, you may find yourself playing catch-up.

Same thing with running, except keywords don’t level the playing field.  Age does.

My “comeback” 5k this morning was faster than I hoped.  Awesome.  The consistent training, while working full time at Disney, has paid off far more than money.

Read more if you’re interested to see how I’ve become a contender at the Master’s World Championships, and leaving much of the competition playing, well, catch up.  Carpe diem, jeff 🙂