I took a class in the summer of 2008 and swam a few days a week during the session. The instructors seemed to think the mechanics of my freestyle were just fine (though I’m sure not optimal) and simply encouraged me to swim more to condition myself. I’ve decided to fold this goal into the triathlon goal since I am back to marathoning. When I find the triathlon that tells me it wants to be my first, and it’s time for me to choose a training plan, I will swim all the swimming there is to swim on the plan that I choose. Ain’t nothin’ to it but to do it.
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1. pay off my student loans asap
2. run away and join the circus
3. complete a triathlon
4. 'cleansweep' my life up to 100% (http://betterme.org/cleansweep.html)
5. Visit all the U.S. National Parks & Preserves
6. Ride a motorcycle through Central America
7. run a marathon in all 50 states
8. run a marathon on all 7 continents
9. This little light of mine... I'm gonna let it shine
10. When I fall (and I will), always get back up.
11. volunteer abroad in my old age
How I did it: I did not cut my hair for 3 years. Once I was sure I had at least 10 inches, I found a hairstylist to cut my ponytail off. I dropped it in a ziplock bag, printed out the donation form (optional - so that I can get a card in the mail a few weeks from now telling me that they received it), and then I put all of that into a padded envelope and mailed it to:Locks of Love234 Southern BoulevardWest Palm Beach, FL 33405 Read how I did it…
How I did it: I had a free consultation with my local Laser Eye Center and, once it was determined that I was a good candidate for it, scheduled the surgery for the very next day.It was quick and painless, but they do obviously have to do a few uncomfortable things like holding your eyelids open with a speculum. They give you drugs to help you "relax" - which is a term they use a little bit loosely considering how protective most people are of their ey… Read how I did it…
How I did it: When I first came up with this goal six months ago, I had a few good contenders for culling from my life. When they began and I went to bow out gracefully, I realized that I wasn't willing to let them go. I paid a high price for this during all these months.After a 5-week long break away from home and my routine, I came back committed to doing only the things I wanted to do which did not also create regular stress or anxiety. Turns out… Read how I did it…
That just leaves finishing it. Ba dum chhhh
But seriously, I’ll have to consider what constitutes an appropriate goal for the next stage. Existence was the easy part! Now that I have an LLC, I need to work toward getting all of my nuts and bolts in order and integrating the work I was already doing with the brand name. Perhaps the next goal will involve integrating OmniFocus into my daily life.
I missed 2009 and 2010 with a TON of life detours, but find myself happily training for another race in March. Deflecting this goal onto the 50 states and 7 continents goals will be more realistic, so I wash my hands of this. Done and done!