:: eye of the storm ::

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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 maart 2007

I forgot to mention that I signed up for a half Ironman triathlon in September. I wasn't exactly planning to do one this year, but I couldn't resist - it's in Raleigh (only 25 minutes away) and it's six months off, so I've got time to prepare. For those who don't know, a half Ironman is a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike, and a 13.1-mile run (which is a half marathon). One of my biggest goals in life is to do a full Ironman (and get the souvenir tattoo, haha), but I'm working my way up in stages - an Olympic-distance triathlon (last October), a half marathon (two months ago), a half Ironman (swim, bike, and then run a half marathon), a full marathon, and then a full Ironman (swim, bike, and then run a marathon). The Olympic-distance triathlon last October went great, so I'm kicking it up a notch. Liz and I are moving to a new apartment in two months which has a fitness center on-site, so I'll be able to work out a lot more easily than I currently can, and I got my bike tire fixed (along with a couple of other things) over break, so I can start biking to class again too.
Call me crazy, but now that I'm over the 'oh-my-god-what-did-I-get-myself-into' phase, I think it's going to be really, really fun.

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