The times they are a changin’.
The only constant is change.
Embrace change or be miserable trying to hold onto the past.
We let go of our youthful health.
And those of us who refuse to let age change us, are we resistant to change?
Or are we change agents because we are changing the paradigm for an aging population?
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Ran to DU (Disney University) yesterday for the first time as a retiree.
It was cool. Really, really cool.
Because of three realities: the reality that you live close enough to do it, that you have permission to do it, and that you are retired.
To supplement the jogging with my beer-guzzling Dorm friends, we would soak up rays whenever we could. Because laying on a towel seemed lame, we tossed a Frisbee around.
We got really good at it. We impressed the girls with how far we could throw and the amazing catches we could make.
Gaining weight is easy for me. Almost as easy as breathing. This is a scary proposition.
Because of the ease of putting on pounds, I have to work extra hard to counteract this natural tendency. Most humans do.
Once, two friends who were talking about their current diets, looked at me and said, “You’re lucky, you don’t need to worry about your weight”.
In reply, “I worry about my weight every single day, that’s why I don’t have to worry about it”. Ya with me? Stay focused. Fight a good battle today.
“The hay’s in the barn”, Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, told his team.
My all time favorite running movie?
“Without Limits”. It’s the Steve Prefontaine story.
There’s a scene in which the University of Oregon track team is at the NCAA’s and Bowerman tells the team, essentially, there is no need to practice, “The hay’s in the barn”.
The hard work has been done. Now, it’s time for the feast. Time to celebrate, so to speak.
Yesterday, I actually had a very high quality speed workout and then a few hours later hit Gold’s Gym to do a light core workout.
As I was working my core, I came to a realization – I’m in great shape. There is no need at this point to bust my hump.
The hay is in the barn.
Party time! Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
PS. Here’s Without Limits Trailer:
Inspired? If not, I hope you find it somewhere soon.