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Dear Son

What was once impossible becomes a warmup

Apple iPhone stopwatch
Old lifetime best was 31:35

 

What was once impossible becomes the warmup.

It happened to me and it will happen to you, but not if you quit.

 

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Dear Son

A prayer for overflowing fortitude

Inspiring quote about perspective
The guy in front of me at a race viewing point.

 

A prayer for overflowing fortitude – courage in adversity – as a developing adult, and as parents of developing adults.

 

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Dear Son

Have fun and try to comprehend the many blessings

High School Cross Country practice
Early mornings, like 6:40am yesterday, are the best time.

 

Yesterday morning’s practice was easy and short in preparation for today’s exhibition meet. Have fun and try to comprehend the many blessings that have led you to this moment. The list is long yet invisible if you don’t consciously focus on it.

 

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This website is about our spiritual health. To leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s career health website, click here.

 

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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Finishing Strong

The Final Mile Was the Fastest
The Final Mile Was the Fastest

At Saturday’s Run Among the Lakes 5k, there was an unexpected surprise.

One of the sponsors, First Baptist Church of Windermere had a booth with free Barnie’s Coffee.

After the 5k race and a Chick-fil-a (another sponsor) breakfast biscuit, I visited the booth for a cup.

That’s where the book, Finishing Strong, caught my attention.

Finishing strong.

What a metaphor for running a 5k.

What a metaphor for life.

The back cover stated, “One man in ten will finish strong. You can be that man.”

One in ten? That’s it? How can it be such a low number?