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Suomi Sisu

Three more questions:

  1. Do you have guts?
  2. Do you have determination?
  3. Are you the type that doesn’t give up?

If this is you, then you have sisu (pronounced “C-sue”).  It’s Suomi (Finnish) for guts, determination and not quitting.

While in Lahti, Finland, representing the United States at this year’s WMA Masters Track and Field World Championships, I met a Finnish couple and overheard them say, “She’s got sisu (C-sue)!”

They were talking about one of the women who was competing in the W80-84 1,500 meters.  Can you comprehend that?  Early 80’s, running in the Masters World Championships?

I agree, she had sisu.

Makes me wonder what I’ll have when I get older.

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Lane 8 Digresses?

Lane 8 Digresses?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

You know this if you’ve been following Lane 8 for a few months, the thesis at Lane 8 is taking care of our priceless physical gift – our body.

You have also come to discover the sub-thesis here is that goals should be impossible.

So why all the Suomi (Finland) Ski Jumping stuff?  Call it a mental break from the physical focus.

In fact, the day all the Lahti Ski Jumping videos were shot was a rest day at the Masters Track & Field World Championships.

Rest is critical to physical (and mental and spiritual) health.  So just enjoy this diversion and expect the break to be over soon.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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How Was That America?

America, and the rest of the World, here are a few jeff noel midlife You Tube videos from the famous Lahti, Finland Ski Jump arena:

Never in my entire life have I seen this in person:

Amazing side, close up view:

The next (2011) WMA Masters Track & Field World Championships are in Sacramento.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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WMA Masters World Championship Videos

WMA 2009 Masters World Championship Videos.  I have a bunch and finally found time yesterday to upload a fair number and will post them at Lane 8.  Here are a few:

My excitement for You Tube predicts 100 You Tubes:

Lahti Travel and Do Your Best:

Blooper – 3 seconds:

Make it a GLORIOUS Sunday. It surely will be. Up to us to notice though. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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Forgot to Mention This….

Over at www.jeffnoel.com are many more photos from Lahti, Finland, the World championships, and the Ski Jump arena.

If you are ready, click here to go see more.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂