Saturday, February 1, 2014

30 Before 30

February 1st, 2014 - my 29th birthday.  One year until 30.  As I get closer to that milestone, I wanted to do something that will keep me motivated.  So I made a list... of 30 things I want to accomplish by my 30th birthday.  

Some of the things are big.  Some are small.  But all are important to me one way or another.

One year.  

Ready GO!

30 Before 30

1.  Read the Bible
Something I've never done, and I finally feel compelled to.  I can't wait to see what I discover inside.

2.  Run marathon #2 - sub- 5:00
In June I ran my first marathon, but it didn't go as well as I had hoped.  Time to do number two and be satisfied with how I run.

3.  Go white water rafting in CO
I live in a white water rafting paradise and I have not been since I moved here.  That needs to change.

4.  Visit Mesa Verde National Park & the 4 Corners
The last National Park in Colorado that I need to visit, and a really interesting place.

5.  Publish or Sell a Photograph
Taking a hobby of mine to a new level.

6.  Land a flip
I am scared to death of doing a flip.  Time to conquer the fear.

7.  Dive into a swimming pool
When I learned how to swim, I never learned how to dive right, and now it's a phobia.  

8.  Hike from Gothic to Aspen
To get from Gothic to Aspen, it's about a 6 hour drive around the mountains.  Or a 9 mile hike through them.  

9.  Take my family out to dinner
Something I've never been able to do in my financial state, and a small symbol of my appreciation for them.

10.  Get Baptized
Over the past year, my faith has emerged from the depths, and I'm ready to take the eternal plunge.

11.  Be Debt Free
Car.  Credit Cards.  Loans.  I want them all paid off.

12.  PR in 3 race distances: 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon
I have specific time goals in mind, but it's more important to me that I beat my current best times.

13.  Visit Kristen's parents in Idaho
We've explored Colorado and other states together, we've made the trek to Minnesota to see my family, and now we need to visit the place her parents call home.

14.  Complete a triathlon
Swim.  Bike.  Run.  I have the last one down, now it's time to focus on the other two and take on a new challenge.

15.  Go camping in the mountains
Nothing but a tent and the night sky.

16.  Climb the Manitou Incline
Here it is in all its glory.

17.  Get below 200 pounds
I did it once in high school, and now it's time to show myself I can do it again.

18.  Read the entire Harry Potter Series
Ok, my boycott of HP has lasted long enough... time to see what the craze was all about.

19.  Climb Combo 14ers 
What's better than climbing a 14,000ft mountain?  Climbing 2!

20.  Bring Kristen to Disney World
My girlfriend has not been to the most magical place on earth.  That's a travesty, and I won't stand for it!

21.  Do a pull up 
I've never done one in my life.

22.  Ski a Bowl
I'm a pretty good skier- nothing special, but I want to have one crazy run of my life.

23.  See a mountain lion in the wild
...then proceed to crap my pants.

24.  Complete certification that will help my career
I'm not ready to go back to school... again... but I'm ready to learn something new.

25.  Rock Climbing
...and I mean REAL rock climbing.

26.  Ride in a hot air balloon or ride in a helicopter
2 dreams of mine for as long as I can remember.

27.  Denver Outlaws Lacrosse game
The last professional sporting event in CO that I have not been to.

28.  1 Second Every Day Project
Inspired by this TED Talk, capturing one moment every day.

29.  Complete something else off of the “life list”
You call it a "Bucket List," and I have one.  This is a chance to accomplish something else from that list.

30.  Do something unforgettable
This is intentionally vague, but I want to experience something truly once in a lifetime that will stay with me forever.       

Here's to a year of adventures and memories, and I hope you follow along!

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday and good luck with your list! Great idea too! I need to do this!