John Green once said, “What is the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable.” That quote really resonates with me right now. I am at a place in my life that I want to do something remarkable, but we must remember that remarkable means something different to everyone.
For me, doing something remarkable right now is training for, competing in and then completing a Half Ironman in May of next year and with the hopes of doing another one in October of 2019. I was supposed to do one in a couple days, but mother nature had other plans. I have been training hard for it, but I could always have trained more. I might not have been 100% ready, but I would have done it and I would have given it my all, I always do! I can guarantee you one thing though, when the time comes, and the race starts, I will complete that race!
See the truly remarkable, borderline insane things I want to do in the next two years is climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and not only finish a Full Ironman but qualify for Kona. Big, audacious goals. Things that I find remarkable.
These are all dreams of mine, the top bucket list items you could say. The thing about a good bucket list is that you write things down, you do them, cross them off and then add new things to the list. The bucket list is not meant to be a list of things you would like to do but never end up doing. If that’s the case then you will have a long list of things you wished you would have done when you die, basically a list of regrets. I live with no regrets. You can’t change the past, just learn from it and move on.
I feel that the truly remarkable things I do in life won’t really be the degrees I get or my athletic accomplishments. They will be the woman I marry, the family I make with her and the lasting impact that will have on the world. Everything else will be icing on the cake…