One week later?

One week later?  Feeling pretty good.

There’s a fair amount of emotional labor (worry) involved here.  It may be a mirage.  Can’t tell yet.

It sure has been a test of my faith and an exercise in self-examination.

Why am I worried?

It’s only a race, right?  One stupid little lap.  Four-hundred meters.  About 54 seconds of my life.


Why does it feel so important?

Gotta go.  Make it a great day, because if you don’t, who will.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

PS.  Maybe it’s so important because it’s impossible.  Let me pray and think about that one.  Have you any advice on chasing impossible dreams?

Two days later

Sunday, March 22, 2009, which is exactly two days after my first left-heel cortisone shot, from a wonderful Podiatrist, Dr. Cyrtis Wagner, at Sand Lake Commons, near Walt Disney World.

Went to Holy Family Church for 8:45AM Mass.  Then went to Gold’s gym around 10AM for a strength and core workout, skipping all calf exercises.  No pain.  Cool.

It’s 2PM and I’m rocking my left foot back and forth over a frozen water bottle, like I always do.  No pain.

No pain!

Cool.  Hope this feeling lasts.

Dream big.  Get there.  Stay there.

The first two are the ones that many people attain.  Dreaming big is the easiest.  Getting to your goal, an aweful lot of work.  Goals have a way of lifting us to extraordinary effort.

But “staying there”!  That’s in a league by itself.

If I have to explain this to you, may I suggest you first re-read the last two sentences, slowly and carefully.

If you don’t get it, well, sorry.

One more try.  Just look at dieting, or relationships.  Losing weight and finding a great partner can be very motivating goals.

Agree?  Good.

Staying at a healthy weight the rest of your life, or staying married for a lifetime, a whole different level of challenge.

Now do you get what I’m saying?  Hope so.

Make it a day to Dream Big.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂