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Final 120 Days

Don’t listen to what i say

Harvard and Disney Business schools. Photo: London Gatwick airport yesterday.

Don’t listen to what i say, watch what i do.

Don’t believe, nor trust, a business guru (like Harvard Business School, Disney Institute, or me) who doesn’t speak about and insist on balanced excellence.

If you neglect your health in pursuit of wealth (or anything) this (chronic) neglect is a sure sign you are not pursuing excellence.

Health is wealth. – Grammy Felegy (mom’s grandmother, your great great mother)

Son, balance, in the early years is a pendulum, moving back and forth (or in and out) until you gain enough experience where it has far less sway and almost constant consistency.

As i finish my sixth decade today, my balance between mind, body, spirit, money, and hq is extraordinarily consistent compared to all the other decades.

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1977 high school photos of me racing the 440

jeff noel high school track photo 1977
From 1977, the start of an open 440 dash. Me in lane one (the second worst lane) at the very start.
jeff noel high school track photo 1977
Coming out of turn two, i’ve fallen farther behind.
jeff noel high school track photo 1977
Rounding the final turn for the homestretch, still far behind the leaders.
jeff noel high school track photo 1977
Here comes my kick…
jeff noel high school track photo 1977
Gonna be a close finish. The winner is up for grabs. Who wants it more?
jeff noel high school track photo 1977
Difficult to see…but in watching the old video yesterday, i pulled off the win.

Stumbled on stuff from 1977.

It reminds me how unconventionally i ran as a teen.

It’s almost unheard of to run negative splits – where your second half is faster than the first half.

Disney brought out my unconventional in ways i never saw coming.

Thank you Walt and Roy.

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Dear Son

This kind of schedule is preparation for balancing life

Notes from meeting
Notes from Parents Cross Country meeting four days ago.

 

He missed the entire first week of Cross Country practice because he was on a family vacation in Glacier National Park.

Monday and Friday practices will be 6:00-7:30am.

Yikes.

Because of the sub-tropical heat, Tuesday and Thursday practices will be after school, but late after school, 6:00-7:30pm. And Wednesday will be strength training form 5:30-7:00pm.

This is going to be a significant challenge not only physically, but from a balance perspective as well.

 

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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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Dear Son

One sport, many choices

Windermere Prep 2015 Track & Field High School team

 

Awaiting the High School assembly to start, i took in the many items on the gymnasium walls. All 2015 team photos grouped together but the only one i photographed is above.

Why?

Was surprised to see so few students comprising a team for a sport that is America’s number one middle and high school participatory sport.

 

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Similar Differences

Utah’s Snow Canyon High School Hosted The Track & Field Senior Games

Some of the younger athletes in the 55-59 age group 800 meters

It’s still challenging for me to get my arms around the notion that this world competition is only for “old people”, and that I am one of those old people. Age means nothing, really, unless we make it mean something. We can make aging mean wisdom. We can make aging mean decline. One of my “secrets” to great middle-age health is a great midlife attitude.

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