Rylie and I at my 34th Birthday PartyI have become a big fan of my yearly lists. When I started my first list 2 years ago, I had no idea how much time I would spend trying to meet these goals. The lists have evolved and some items have carried over from year to year, but I find myself striving to be a better person through these goals – and this year is no exception.

It is hard to believe that I am creating a list and thinking a year out to my 35th birthday. I still remember thinking 35 was old. Crazy… Well, I’m not getting any younger here. Without further ado, here is my 35 Before 35 list:

  1. Run races in 2 states other than – California, Indiana, and Florida
  2. Run the Disneyland Half Weekend Dumbo Double Dare
  3. Run a sub-4:00 marathon
  4. Run in at least 3 marathons Marathon, Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Marathon
  5. Run in at least 1 Ultra-Marathon – Playin’ Possum 50k – May 14, 2016
  6. Run Playin’ Possum 50k in under 6:30 – Completed in 5:56:16
  7. Run a sub-1:50 half marathon – Indy Mini Marathon, 1:49:25, May 7th
  8. Run a race challenge – Star Wars: The Dark Side Challenge April 16th-17th
  9. Run in a new area park
  10. Run 1,000 miles – Landed at 1,000.26 miles, with 16 hours to spare!
  11. Kiss the Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indy Mini Marathon, May 7th
  12. Begin swim training – Started October 28th
  13. Complete a Sprint Triathlon – Next year, I skip over the sprint and do an olympic and a half.
  14. Register for a Half Ironman – Registered for Ironman 70.3 Ohio (8/21/2016)
  15. Ride in Pelotonia – August 8th
  16. Raise $1,800 in donations for my Pelotonia Ride
  17. Bike 1,000 miles
  18. Complete a 100 mile bike ride – Pelotonia, August 8th, 2015
  19. Maintain average weight of 185 (+/- 2) pounds for the year
  20. Upgrade to a watch – Garmin Forerunner 920xt
  21. Visit 3 landmarks and snag a picture – Marblehead Lighthouse
  22. Attend a Detroit Tigers home game
  23. Attend a Detroit Tigers away game – August 24th, Tigers vs. Reds in Cincinnati
  24. Attend a Notre Dame Football game – November 14th vs. Wake Forest
  25. Watch 3 classic movies
  26. Payoff credit cards – Officially credit card debt free on September 18th
  27. Buy a new car
  28. Replace back patio door
  29. Plan updates to patio
  30. Plan house remodeling
  31. Visit the Atlantic Ocean – only 2 days off…
  32. Visit Disneyland – September 3rd
  33. Visit World – December 2015, April 2016, June 2016
  34. Climb up Mt. Lee to see the Hollywood sign – September 7th
  35. Update web site theme – New site launched on March 5th