What’s on your list?

Posted: December 18, 2013 in Random thoughts from a wandering mind

While most people (especially my boys) are counting down the days till Christmas, I am counting the days till Jan 1. There is something refreshing about Day #1. It’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A chance to start something new. I can’t wait to get my new calendar and start transferring notes and plans from my head to paper. Once I write them they become real. They are no longer just floating out there. They become something I am doing.

For two yrs I have talked about training and entering a 100 mile timed race. I have a pretty busy sched and lots of commitments and I have used those as a reason to shelf that pursuit till life settled down. Well the fact is that I don’t want life to slow down. I feel most alive when I run from one obligation to another. A typical day starts at 3:30AM and if I’m lucky I can turn my mind off around 11. It’s not ideal, but it is what drives me.

So, 2014 I will enter a race that far exceeds my talent level. Will require way more training than I have time for. And I will look at it like I can’t fail. Like that is not even an option.

Get outside your comfort zone. Make plans to do something scary. What would be on your list of things to do if you knew that you could not fail?


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