Know who you are, what turns you on

Artists who challenge the status quo.

We love inspiration. Underdogs. Courage. Rebels. Olympics.

This scene, a personal favorite, is 90 seconds. Steve Prefontaine is the only athlete, any sport, that Nike has immortalized in bronze. Donald Sutherland plays Pre’s coach. Pre’s coach was the co-founder of Nike, as well as the USA Track & Field Head Coach at the 1972 Munich Olympics.



Know who you are, what turns you on, and push your limits. Anything else is just chicken-sh!t.

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Unless It Matters To You

This morning, at 4:50AM, while deciding what to write here at Lane 8, found a post I had started in August 2009, but had never finished, never posted.

In watching these two videos, it’s clear where my mind was. It was on motivation. Everyday our minds should be on motivation.  Everyday.

Many of you will never be runners. That’s ok.  Never want you to feel like you should be a runner. But I absolutely want you to feel you should do something. Walk, bike, dance, roll, swim, stairs, yoga, gym, ski…. it doesn’t matter, unless it matters to you.

When and where was the HS Mile record set?

Alan Webb You Tube video, breaking the USA National High School record for one mile, at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, May 28, 2001.

Here’s an article with Alan Webb’s story from that day.

By the way, the great Jim Ryan held the previous record for 36 years.   This was a monumental day in High School Track & Field.

The winner of the race was Hicham El Guerrouj, from Morocco, the world record-holder, who ran 3:49.92, the fastest mile ever run in North America.

Amazing things happen all the time.  We often forget that they can also happen to us, and do happen to us, but we don’t recognize them because they are not record-breaking feats.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂