Josh Zeigler and Muddy Mud Hen at the 2018 Muddy Mini Half MarathonI certainly don’t feel like I’m 37. Although I’m not really sure what 37 is supposed to feel like. My for my 37th year are about the same as other years and complete with a lot of items typical of a modern suburbanite Dad – training and race goals, vacation goals, house goals, and career goals.

Some people set a goal each year on New Year’s Day. I set my from birthday to birthday and I set as many goals as my upcoming age — 38 of them this year. My goals may change through the year depending on where life takes me and I probably won’t complete the entire list. Noticing this is getting harder as the list gets longer!

  1. Complete IRONMAN Louisville – October 14, 2018
  2. Complete IRONMAN 70.3 OHIO – July 29, 2018
  3. Run a spring marathon (or an ultra) – ✓Forget the PR 50k, ✓Playin’ Possum
  4. ✓Run a – Heart Mini
  5. ✓Run 3 sub half- distance events – ✓Dublin Irish Festival 5k, John Glenn International Runway 5k (Disqualified due to course marking error), ✓Dublin Coffman’s Band on the Run 5k, ✓First on the First 5k, ✓5th Line 5k
  6. Complete an Olympic – MingoMan, June 24th
  7. Run a race in a new state – Kentucky
  8. Run races in at least 2 states, other than Ohio – Kentucky, Michigan
  9. Run in a new area park – Mill Valley Park, Marysville, Ohio – Strava Stats
  10. Run at least 1,000 Miles
  11. Bike at least 2,500 Miles
  12. Bike from to Toledo, Ohio – Completed on August 25th – Strava Stats
  13. Bike from to Cincinnati, Ohio – Completed on September 1st – Strava Stats
  14. Update road bike
  15. Ride 100 miles in Pelotonia
  16. Raise $2000 for Pelotonia
  17. Buy a new bike – Quintana Roo PRThree
  18. Swim at least 150,000 yards
  19. Attend a Detroit Tigers away game – vs. Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 3rd
  20. Attend a Detroit Tigers Spring Game – vs. Braves at Champion Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports (Disney World) on 3/22/19
  21. Attend a Notre Dame football game – vs Florida State (11/10)
  22. ✓Attend a Notre Dame basketball game – vs. Duke (1/28)
  23. Attend at least 3 concerts – ✓Smashing Pumpkins (8/11, Schottenstein Center), ✓Counting Crows/+LIVE+ (9/1, Riverbend Amphitheater), ✓Phil Collins (10/19, Nationwide Arena), ✓Shinedown (12/28, House of Blue Orlando), ✓Bob Seger (1/9/19, Huntington Center, Toledo), ✓Shinedown and Papa Roach (2/26, Nutter Center, Wright State University, Dayton), ✓Weezer/Pixies (3/19/19), ✓Apocolyptica (5/22/19), Collective Soul/Gin Blossoms (6/15/19)
  24. Fix heart afib issues – Cardiac Ablation completed on April 15th
  25. Visit 25 new landmarks and snag a picture of the marker sign
  26. Visit Chicago
  27. Visit Disney World – ✓October, ✓December and ✓March
  28. Plan a trip to Disney with Mom – Ready to go in July!
  29. Get a new vehicle
  30. Get new patio door installed
  31. Go see Hamilton
  32. Get a cordless lawnmower
  33. Get a robot vacuum
  34. Update front walkway – In Progress
  35. Refinance house
  36. Fix and paint house trim
  37. Update garage entry way into house – New mudroom and closer built!
  38. Progress career – On October 15, 2018 began transitioning to a new role as Manager, Ecommerce Site Reliability Engineering