Yes, we wanna go to Glacier

Cataract Mountain (left) and Mt Gould (right).

Invitations: Whomever you think might want to go, you need to give them time to consider expenses versus regrets. A year in advance is not too soon to ask.

Coordinating: Coordinating airline arrivals, departures, cabin logistics, transportation, meals, etc., is best done in advance.

Fitness: Most of my friends are flat-landers. To prepare, simply walk two to 10 miles a day, four or five days a week. Take stairs whenever you get the chance. When i arrive in mid-July, it takes two weeks to get decently acclimated. Two months into it, imma lean, mean hiking machine.

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And then what, physically?

Driveway construction from rooftop
After 31 years of a clay/grass driveway, Cheryl’s wish is coming true.

Didn’t walk, run, or workout today, even though it’s Monday.


Concrete construction owner arrived at 7am.

Focused on being present for whatever.

Construction is not a perfect science, nor is the industry known for impeccable honesty.

Expect the best, yet plan on things possibly going off the rails at a moment’s notice.

Trust me, construction is not a perfect science.

Saw it coming and hoped to be out the door at 6am to get a few miles in.

Turns out, exercising is not a perfect science either.

Then what?

Leaned into the discomfort of missing a workout and walk/run.

Chalked it up to an additional “rest day”.

Then what?

Processed that there’s no crime in occasionally resting three days in a row.

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i chose green

Swimming pool florida
Orange, green or blue?

i chose a green raft to sit on while practicing the TEDx Talk: Why going the extra mile is a flawed concept and what to do instead.

Came in at 22:30.

Four and a one-half minutes too long.

First time practicing without having to remember what comes next. This is a victory.

Now the art of trimming the fat as they say. We need lean and full of power.

Whenever you plan to do something super important, allocate twice as much time as you think you need. Everything takes longer than you think. Sure there are exceptions, but they’re rare.

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Little unexpected bonuses from working hard

Airport departure sign
Second flight from top is ours. We had an hour to enjoy a sit-down breakfast.


Breakfast quality in Salt Lake’s airport was surprising decent. The 75-minute power nap on the first flight from Kalispel to Salt Lake City was also a blessing. Traveling all day is taxing. Eating well helps.




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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.