:: eye of the storm ::

About Me

A 27-year-old PA student who wants to visit all seven continents, write a book, work at a pediatric clinic in Africa, and basically meet as many of the world's challenges as possible.

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Life List

(already accomplished)

Become a PA

Visit all 7 continents

Take a SwimTrek trip

Bike through Western Europe

Raft the Grand Canyon

Improve my Spanish proficiency

Go on safari in Africa

Trace my roots at Ellis Island

Vacation in Hawaii

Work on a hospital ship in a Third World country

Celebrate New Year's in Times Square

Visit all 50 states (29 to go: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY)

See the ruins at Pompeii

Swim in Capri's Blue Grotto

Tour Mt. Vesuvius

Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

Tour the Colosseum

Visit the D-Day beaches

See the Mona Lisa

Visit the palace at Versailles

See the Acropolis and Parthenon

See the Egyptian pyramids

Hike the Inca Trail

Walk El Camino Santiago

Take an Alaskan cruise

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise

Hike Table Mountain in South Africa

Climb through the Amazon canopy

Walk at least part of the Great Wall of China

Get laser hair removal

Learn to surf, ski, and snowboard

Learn to drive a stick-shift

Learn to play the piano

Go on a tropical cruise

Ride horseback on the beach

Ride in a hot air balloon

Get tickets to the Olympics

Go to adult Space Camp

Witness a shuttle launch from up close

Build a full-sized snowman

Sew a quilt out of my old race T-shirts

Update and continue my Life Scrapbook

Become the oldest person to ever do the River Run

Live to be a happy, healthy 100 years old - at least!

(unlikely dreams)

dinsdag 20 september 2005

I guess I forgot to talk about the Krommerijn. Anyway, overall, it's a really nice pool. (50 meters, YAY!) It's kind of strange that they don't have any lane lines at all, not even ropes - people just follow the black lines on the bottom - but it works out because 95% of the people there are old people doing the breaststroke with their head above water, so they're not making waves. Also, the water is cooler, more like the temperature at school, which is also awesome. I caught a glimpse of myself in a mirror after swimming yesterday and I didn't have the bright red face that I always get in hot pools (and sometimes even in cold ones, LOL). Anyway, so I've been working out a schedule. I'm going to aim for 30 km a week - at least 7k in Waddinxveen (since I'll only be there two days a week now), at least 2k with het Zinkstuk (but it'll probably be more like 3; I don't think the first day was very typical in terms of distance), and 21k or so on my own at the Krommerijn (6k Monday, 5k Wednesday, 4k Friday, 6k Sunday). We'll see how long that works. If I have to keep dodging old people, I might have to make some changes, LOL.

Oh, by the way. When I get home, I want to eat:

Salad with DARK GREEN lettuce (or, even better, spinach leaves),
Pasta with CHEESE, not just plain,
Seafood that isn't fried, and
Meat I can identify.

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