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Dear Son

The man in the yellow shorts

Cross Country meet at West Orange HS
Yesterday was his first attempt to run 3.1 miles without stopping.

 

The man in the yellow shorts (about five or six runners from the right) was last. The man in lime shorts was 12th. They are teammates.

If there was a gold medal for heart and perseverance, both would need one.

In fact, most of the runners are dedicated beyond logic.

It’s cool to witness.

 

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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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Comeback 2015

Three 5k’s to celebrate Independence Day 2015

2015 Track Shack Watermelon 5k photos
The first of yesterday’s three 5k’s.

 

2015 Track Shack Watermelon 5k photos
National Anthem minutes before race start.

 

2015 Track Shack Watermelon 5k photos
Over 3,000 runner and walkers.

 

2015 Track Shack Watermelon 5k photos
These folks will vie for a place in the top ten overall.

 

2015 Track Shack Watermelon 5k photos
They don’t call it the Watermelon 5k for nothing.

 

2015 Track Shack Watermelon 5k photos
Yesterday: 5k warmup, 5k race, 5k cool down.

 

Three 5k’s to celebrate Independence Day 2015. Here are the splits for the official (2nd 5k):

  • Mile one: 6:53.
  • Mile two: 6:58
  • Mile three: 6:29
  • Final .1 mile: 37 seconds.

Elapsed time: 21:19

The most interesting part was how easy the first two miles were. Kept my breathing through my nose until the final mile.

Update October 13, 2015: No longer taking selfies with sweaty chest thanks to a family member (Eric Chet). The original intent was to capture the profuse sweating to demonstrate what a 56 year old can do when there are no limits.

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The great summer of 2012

So yeah, I missed the first “race” of the season

personal greatness
Yes, YOU are awesome. For real. Please believe it.

So yeah, I missed the first “race” of the season. A local 10k was also sponsoring a 2-miler. Perfect. Two miles. Sounded fun since I’ve never run a 2-miler in competition before. Jet lag, falling behind with home chores and family time, I opted not to drive 30 miles before the sun came up.

Good call. Remember, the message in these little daily tales is we have the same challenges. Find a million ways to keep going. Check?

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The great summer of 2012

I say, “No, my race is over in less than a minute.”

nationals
2006, #10 at Nationals, M45-49 400m

Sure enough, I’m a freak when it comes to most guys (runners) my age. Who runs 400 meters? That’s only one lap on a track. It’s over in less than a minute.

Insight: We all have to decide what gets us healthy and what keeps us healthy. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s something.

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Similar Differences

Dream Big. Get There. Stay There!

Medaled both events
Bronze

Dream big. Get there. Stay there. You CAN do it! If you want to. But you must be prepared to take the long way. It’s the only short cut.

By the way, I’m not talking about you earning medals. I’m talking about you getting and staying healthy.

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