Similar Differences

Hump Day?

In America, many people call Wednesday, “hump day”, for the middle of the work week, and once Wednesday is over, we’ve cleared the hump and are closer to the weekend.

I took “hump day” off from working out.  Worked too long and hard today and didn’t have enough sleep to fully recover from yesterday’s run and gym workout.  As a public speaker, I stand most of my day, which adds additional stress to my plantar fasciitis and heel spur.

I’m treating rest as an integral component to success this year.  As a Master’s athlete, I’ve learned the hard way that rest is a critical success factor.  A tired body is more prone to injury.  My mantra, “Stay Healthy, Have Fun“!

Run, walk, swim, peddle, row, roll or whatever.  Just do something to stay moving, because if you don’t, who will.  If not now, when?  The clock is ticking.  Carpe diem, jeff noel

Numbers, numbers, numbers


The day started at 5am and it’s 10:30PM now.   This morning’s five-mile run gets a “96.5% ready”.

Mile two had some minor left heel pain, which had me nervous.  The rest of the way, however, was pain free.  Mile four, I throttled up the pace and felt great.  This made me less nervous.  🙂

Overall?  Feeling 96.5% ready for sprint training to begin.  Tomorrow will be another rest day, due to work schedule and lack of rest tonight.   We had our taxes done tonight which threw my routine off.  No worries.

Can’t wait for tomorrow. Dream big!  jeff noel


World Class Rest?

No run, or gym workout today.  Rest!   It’s nearly 8:00PM, and I’m about to stretch for 20 minutes. 

It almost feels like tomorrow is the first day of the new school year.  Remember when you were an adolescent?   New clothes.  New grade.  New friends.  New dreams.

Tomorrow.  New foot?  Hope so.  Carpe PM, jeff noel


Happy Easter

Happy Easter

If you don’t celebrate Easter, may I please wish you Joy in whatever makes you happy.  Diversity is what makes the world so special.  Thank you for respecting my beliefs as much as I respect yours.

Today is a day of rest, from training, and hopefully, from working.

Carpe diem.  Dream big, get there and most importantly of all, stay there.  That’s the ticket.  Staying at your goal.  jeff  🙂

Impossible Is For Amateurs

96 Percent ain’t good enough

What are you satisfied with? A 96% would be an “A” on most tests.  Not satisfied with an “A”.  The overachiever in me wants an “A+”.

Early this morning, I got an “A”, with a “96”.  I’ll take it and feel very good about it.  And feel very, very thankful, too.

Felt great.  Opened it up a bit on the second and fourth mile.  Heel held up nicely.

This leaves me cautiously optimistic.  So, I’ll celebrate with two full days of rest.  I’m due for this any way.

Have a GREAT weekend.  My favorite day of the whole year is tomorrow – Easter Sunday.

Carpe diem!  Chase your goals and never, ever, give up.  jeff  🙂