Paris, 2009, heading to Helsinki, Finland for the Masters World Championships…
I’m here to help you stay motivated. Don’t let disappointments convince you to quit. Ever.
Held every two years, the World Master’s Athletics Track and Field championships begin today in Sacramento, California. First time in 15 years Worlds has been on America soil.
With every reason to be bitter for missing this (potential once-in-a-lifetime) home field advantage, I refuse to.
(An archived post from exactly 2 years ago today):
It hit me a few years ago.
And I was reminded of it yesterday, when I casually shared it with a friend who wants to lose 50 pounds.
Your carrot has to be huge. It has to be one you’ll chase for the rest of your life.
Until I die?
My big carrot?
It ain’t the world championships.
Being a role model for my son. Honoring our creator who gave us the gift of our body. Seeing our son graduate from high school. Etc.
The world championships? A smaller, several year carrot.
Make today a day you stop by the produce section and get yourself some vegetables. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
April! Isn’t Springtime wonderful? Spring fever. Spring break. Spring into action.
jeff noel needs to spring into book writing. If things work out as planned, you’ll find regular posts here, dedicated to “Health Is Wealth” – a saying Cheryl’s Grammy (94) used to always say.
I just can’t guarantee things will work out as planned.
Lahti, Finland…2009 Senior Olympics…
Many readers are not familiar with what happened in 2009. This jeff noel blog was still in relative infancy.
But in 2009, my impossible goal was about to become reality.
What started out as the infamous, one-mailbox-a-day for a week wellness challenge, had morphed into the pursuit of a long lost childhood dream.
Ever put yourself out there? Out there farther than you ever have? I know how you felt, you felt just like I describe at the end of this 37-second You Tube video: