Kale Bushmeyer and Josh Zeigler after IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead - Benton Harbor, MichiganMy 38th Birthday arrived so quickly that I forgot to publish my new goals for the year! Some people set a goal each year on New Year’s Day. I set as many goals as my upcoming age from birthday to birthday. Much more of the same for my 38th trip around the sun, with a focus on getting things done at home. I’m still working and hard. This winter, I’m hoping to get on board with the “Fill The Sleeves” initiative and start working on my upper body and arm strength.

My goals may change through the year depending on where life takes me and I probably won’t complete the entire list, but I will definitely try!

  1. Complete an IRONMAN 70.3 Event – IRONMAN 70.3 Steelhead
  2. Run a fall marathon Marathon (Official Results)
  3. Run a half marathon
  4. Run 3 sub half-marathon distance events – ✓CMH 5k (9/21), ✓Hot Chocolate 15k (11/17), ✓First on the First 5k (1/1)
  5. Plan for a full IRONMAN after 39th birthday – IRONMAN Wisconsin (9/13/2020)
  6. Run in under 4 hoursOfficial Results
  7. Run Jonathan’s Birthday 50k – up US23 from to Delaware, Ohio
  8. TBD – Placeholder for a “Fill the Sleeves” Goal
  9. Complete a RunDisney Race – Star Wars race weekend cancelled 🙁
  10. Run races in at least 2 states, other than Ohio – ✓Michigan
  11. Run a race in a new state
  12. Bike from to Toledo, Ohio – Rode with the Wife on September 1 – Strava Stats
  13. Bike from to Cleveland?
  14. Ride in my 5th Pelotonia – Completed 35 mile ride on August 4th – Strava Stats
  15. Raise $1500 for Pelotonia
  16. Run at least 1,000 Miles
  17. Bike at least 1,500 Miles
  18. Swim at least 100,000 yards
  19. Volunteer at 3 Races – ✓IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio, Playin’ Possum?
  20. Buy a Kayak
  21. Attend a Detroit Tigers away game at a new ballpark
  22. Attend a Detroit Tigers home game
  23. Attend a Notre Dame hockey game Notre Dame vs. Ohio State (January 18th)
  24. Attend at least 3 concerts – ✓Bush/Live/Our Lady Peace, ✓Shinedown/Papa Roach, ✓Disturbed, ✓Five Finger Death Punch/Three Days Grace, ✓Korn/Breaking Benjamin (January), [Postponed] Theory of a Deadman (April), [Postponed] Elton John (April, [Cancelled] Sonic Temple Music Festival (May)
  25. Visit 25 new landmarks and snag a picture of the marker sign
  26. Renew World Annual Passes
  27. Take Mom and Rylie to World
  28. Visit World at least 3 times – ✓July, ✓August, ✓November/December, April, June?
  29. Visit the Smokey Mountains
  30. Beach vacation – Cruise planned cancelled 🙁
  31. Select and enroll Zoe in college – BGSU!
  32. Finish front walkway updates – Completed on August 19th
  33. Replace Downstairs Doors
  34. Update flooring
  35. Plan kitchen updates – In progress
  36. Update front door trim
  37. Update back patio and level pavers
  38. Install new pergola on back patio
  39. Progress career – TBD