Sunday, August 23, 2009

future adventures

The Life List.
  • Run a Marathon
  • Run an Ultra
  • Complete a Triathlon
  • Run 10+ miles barefoot
  • Run a marathon in every state
  • Qualify for Boston Marathon
  • Ski the Birkie

  • Walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Cruise the canals via gondola in Venice
  • Visit the Holy Land
  • Live in Southern Spain
  • Attend Tomatina in Bunol, Espana
  • Sleep on a park bench during the Carnival in Cadiz, Espana
  • Explore Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Road Trip around the US
  • Dance the tango in Argentina
  • Watch the finish of Tour de France
  • Visit Jim Morrison's grave in Paris
  • See all 7 wonders of the world
  • Drink a Beer in Munich during Oktoberfest
  • Ride a camel in Morocco
  • See Earth from space
  • Ski in the Swiss Alps
  • Go for a run in central park
  • Sleep on a beach in Costa Rica
  • Leave the country at least once every year
  • Read the Bible cover to cover
  • Sky dive
  • Learn to play guitar
  • Attend a Packer-Viking game
  • Read the American classics
  • Sleep in a snow fort
  • Graduate college
  • Be a spectator at the Summer and Winter Olympics
  • Make my own wine
  • Go up in a hot air ballon
  • Learn to Salsa dance
  • Attend an Owl City concert
  • Have a garden
  • Complete a crossword from the New York Times
  • Make a recipe book
  • Attend a Broadway show

Thursday, August 20, 2009

back to it.

Summer turned out to be different than I expected. I was excited to run hundreds of miles, bike everywhere, read lots of books, work, and just enjoy my time away from school. It ended up being.. different. Work completely exhausted me, I could only run 20-30 miles per week, I barely biked, I was stressed constantly, and sad the majority of the day. But, things have turned around. I moved in with my sister, my running is getting better, I've started biking again, and enjoying beautiful summertime like it should be enjoyed. There's nothing better than running under the stars on a summer night, sleeping with the window open, picking berries, and spending time with family. So.. what I've learned from this kinda depressing summer. (1) I can't change people, I just gotta be myself and not let anyone get under my skin. (2) Running keeps me sane and I need it in my life. (3) Life is awesome and meant to be enjoyed. I've realized lots of things about myself these past months and I'm so EXCITED to get back to La Crosse and resume my wonderful life there. I've got big plans for myself and i'm pumped for it all to start. I have more to say but I wanna go for my run. It's a beautiful rainy night, I'll try my hardest to update this more often.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I don't need a telescope to see that there's hope

I'll update soon, I promise :)