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Need Help Not Giving Up?

As we seek motivation, we can strive for simplicity and effectiveness

jeff noel's mile time trial time
October 11, 2013’s goal was a 6:40 mile

 

Ran this morning before writing. And the running has been a struggle since the letdown of not going to Nationals – remember the double inguinal hernia repair two weeks before the meet back in July?

As we seek motivation, we can strive for simplicity and effectiveness. Nationals is the only meet I plan to run and set a goal for. One year, one race. It’s enough.

One year, no race.

No worries.

Twice this week did two 800’s at 3:20 pace, with a five-minute rest in between. This was a post surgery ability stretch. An hour ago I decided to do a mile time trial and shot for 6:40, which is back-to-back 3:20’s (with no rest in between).

The time above shows the results. Motivation is like a fire and we must constantly add fuel to it.

You get this, right?

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The great summer of 2012

When people say, I have the courage to exercise, but not the time…

excuses
you know what, let's order a pitcher of beer and shoot some pool...we can run tomorrow

When people say, I have the courage to exercise, but not the time…

I say, bullcrap what-evah.

PS. You know I’m just talking to myself here, right. If any of this strikes a chord with you, well, um, you’re welcome.

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Staying Motivated

No, I didn’t run today…

running
clock..upper right...6:50am...Maryville, TN

Since there was time and energy (barely) to run two nights ago, I thought I’d run again last night. But since I arrived at the venue before 7am, and was on my feet teaching all day, an early dinner, and an early bedtime trumped everything else. And so it goes…

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Impossible Is For Amateurs

But I don’t have time to exercise

time to exercise
you may have to become hardcore in making time

Probably the second biggest excuse for not exercising – I just don’t have time.

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

When’s The Best Time To Be An April Fool?

Is that the world's largest dunce cap?

April Fool’s Day is an American tradition, a time to play practical jokes and have a great laugh at someone else’s gullibility. Laughter is the best medicine they say. I still chuckle at how I started running one mailbox a day back in 2000. Yep, it was April 1st. Now, 13 years later, it’s one of the best foolish things I’ve done.

Insight: A foolish beginning can lead to serious results.

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