Like a Bigfoot

I am now 29.  Yesterday was my first birthday where I thought “29 does sound sorta…grown up.”  That thought worried me for about 2 seconds, but then out of the corner of my eye I saw a shiny object and thus went about living my childish existence.

After consuming half a cake, my wife asked me a simple question “what are your goals for year 29?”

I paused, thought about it for a second, and maybe it was the massive amount of sugar from the cake, but I honestly had no answer.  Is this where I’m at now?  Am I a dude with no goals???? That can’t be true!

So I spent the morning writing an answer to this question:

What do you want to do with your life?

To me I’m not really driven by career goals, money, or things.  In fact I always jokingly say my only career goal is to get sponsored by Swiftwick so I can cover my entire body in their sock material.  All I want in life is to share some awesome experiences with the people I love.  That’s it.  As Lynyrd Skynrd would say I’m a simple man.

Here’s what I wrote:

“Remain joyful.  Raise a family that contributes to the goodness of humanity.  Make others feel happy, joyous, and present.  Learn a lot of cool stuff.  Have plenty of adventures.  Be able to share hilarious stories to my grandkids.  Live to my full potential.  Make a ton of friends.  Positively affect people’s lives.  Inspire others to live to their full potential.  Keep a drama free household.  Enjoy the outdoors.  See beautiful places.  Eat amazing food.  Laugh daily.  Be overcome with emotions.  Love someone fully and completely.  Experience a variety of cultures.  Live in joyous service to others.”

And of course…Shake Tom Hanks’s hand.  (True American)

Also, if you don’t eat sugar for a month and then eat half a cake you WILL pass out on the living room floor at 7:30 in a sugar coma.  It’s Science.

Alright, I’m two weeks out from the Holiday Lake 50k.  This will by my 5th 50k in the last 3 years and my first official race since last May.  In other words, I’m completely stoked for this event!  I’m nerding out so hard on this race that I’m sure my wife wants to kick me in the shins every time I mention it.