2016 Florida Senior Games

2016 Florida Senior Games Track & Field schedule
Today’s schedule of events.


The 2016 Florida Senior Games at Lake Minneola High School begin in two hours.

Need to leave home in an hour to get there 30-minutes before the Shot Put.

No need to warm up.

Haven’t thrown since that one time a few months ago, when i just wanted to establish whether or not i could throw in the 30-foot range.




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.


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


What About That Girl?

The girl that was engaged (but it fell apart) to be married, Cheryl, well, she moved away – far away – on my recommendation. She graduated and became a Residence Hall Director at Washington State University – the opposite corner of the Country.

I moved to Orlando, Florida to work as a Disney World Cast Member Intern – a Jungle Cruise skipper. We couldn’t have been farther apart without leaving the States.

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6 Reasons to Run Watermelon 5k

OK Now Focus, Speed, I Am Speed
OK Now Focus, Speed, I Am Speed

Heading to Orlando for the annual Track Shack 4th of July Watermelon 5k run.

Yeah, it’s a Sunday, and a holiday, and it’s early.

Having fun and staying healthy can sometimes feel like work, but mostly it feels like this:

  • Clothes that fit
  • Good health metrics
  • Good self-confidence
  • Not afraid of a bathing suit
  • Self-respect
  • Good role modeling

These are just a few of the advantages of hard work.

But you already know that.

Yesterday (Not The Beatles Song)

Take Your Time, But Don't Wait
Take Your Time, But Don't Wait

Yesterday a friend said I was probably the only person who thinks running and sweating is fun. It was their response after reading a conference agenda that started the day with an optional “fun run”, in the Florida heat.

Sitting here writing this second of five blogs before I go for a five-mile run (yes, in the sweaty Florida heat), the fun won’t come soon enough. Partly because this is my “Monday”, meaning the past two days have been active rest days.

How can you become motivated to be focused and disciplined to feel the same way?

Man, wish I had an answer for you. Part of the root cause of my joy is the feeling I get when my clothes fit comfortably. When I can be active and not feel “old”. When I enjoy an ice cream cone without an ounce of guilt, like yesterday.