Don’t be embarrassed about being a midlife geek

Father and son at airport
Seeing me off for the flight to Finland in 2009 for Worlds. He’s taller than me now.


Pulse check.

Everyone knows i don’t promote running, right?

It’s just that running works for me, so i talk about it sometimes. i’m sure you have your thing that works for you and you find lots of ways to stay motivated with it.

And if you don’t at this stage in your life, let’s assume you are looking and hopeful.

What’s happening now though is the biggest event in Masters running (only happens every two years – Senior Olympics) is going on right now in France.

i’m bit geeked out about it.

The real insight in the recent running posts isn’t about running, it’s about being honest with yourself and smiling because you have something you get geeked out about too.

My friend, former colleague, and fellow Boomer, Shelli, is a dance geek. She couldn’t hide her love for dancing if her life depended on it.

Be well.

You’re in charge.

Please don’t be embarrassed to geek out about it.

Yesterday were the qualifying rounds for the 400 meters. It would have been my first event.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.