Which would you aim for?

paper note pad with handwritten notes
Scribbling notes on our kitchen notepad when inspiration, or a crazy memory, hits. Reflecting on the promise to myself when turning 40 – never again say, “I need to start working out and eating better”.

Would you rather be the fastest of the slowest or the slowest of the fastest?

Dear son, you could finish dead last in your race and still be the 8th fastest in the world.

Masters Track & Field World Championships.

In the finals.

Dead last.

Number 8 in the world.

Change what you see and what you see changes.

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You ain’t much fun, bro

Disney Keynote Speaker
GNP. Many Glacier Valley.

Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of the time I don’t have any fun at all.

Woody Allen

People think i love to run. If you’re lucky, half your life exercise will feel like a get-to-do and the other half will feel like a have-to-do. Aim for a minimum of 51% get to and 49% have to.

dad

There have been months, even years, where exercise and running was 95% pure joy. And there were months, even years, where it was a slog. Embrace with gratitude that you have a body that works.

dad

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New Balance

Jeff Noel at Disney's wilderness Lodge resort lobby
New Balance Running Shoes have been in my life since 1977 when i started at West Chester State College in Pennsylvania. Photo: writing one of my Disney business books on an iPhone at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort a few years back.

I sometimes think that running has given me a glimpse of the greatest freedom a man can ever know, because it results in the simultaneous liberation of both mind and body. The runner does not know how or why he runs. He only knows that he must run. We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.

Roger Bannister 1956

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Visiting Pre’s Rock

jeff noel at Pre's rock
Remembering Steve Prefontaine.
track medals
This is what i was taking a photo of (pictured above).

Visiting Pre’s Rock yesterday morning reminded me how much one person who .thinks .differently can change the landscape of an industry – in Pre’s case, running.

Remember, changing the world doesn’t mean the entire world, it means your world.

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Time to return to running?

Exquisite cake from the world-famous Grand Floridian bakery. It’s been two years (?) since i’ve eaten cake. In a perfect world, i’ll never eat cake again. Eat about five apples a day though, so it balances out.

Time to return to running?

Well, if ever there was a good time to restart:

  • After a three year “foot-rest”
  • Cheryl makes her own work schedule now
  • An Olympic year
  • Why not?

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