My Future

Or, alternatively, My Bucket List. Or maybe Goals? It’s a mix.

Last updated on 4th of December.

I decided to publish the things I want to do before I die in the hopes of starting conversations about them. Maybe you have suggestions, have done a few things and can tell the story, or even find inspiration for your own ideas here!

Here are several lists. First, the things I definitely want to do or accomplish at some point in my life, second, things I think could be cool but wouldn’t prioritize, and lastly, the items I once had on my bucket list but managed to check off at some point in the past.

I have sorted these roughly by how eager I am for them.

๐Ÿชฃ Things I Definitely Want to Do

  1. ๐Ÿƒ Run a full marathon in less than three hours.
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Return to New Zealand and stay for at least one year.
  3. ๐Ÿœ๏ธ Qualify for and finish the Western States 100 Endurance Run.
  4. ๐Ÿ’• Do a multi-day bike tour just with Sophie on the in-laws’ tandem racing bike.
  5. ๐Ÿ’‚ Swim the English Channel (32-45 kilometers depending on the tides).
  6. ๐Ÿšฌ Run one lap of the Barkley Marathons in Tennessee on my own.
  7. ๐Ÿคน Learn how to juggle with three balls for a minimum of 60 seconds.
  8. ๐Ÿš Buy a Sprinter-type van and convert it into a comfy mobile home, tour Europe.
  9. ๐Ÿ’ฏ Run a foot race of 100 miles length.
  10. ๐Ÿฅ Record a full drum cover video and put it on Youtube.
  11. ๐Ÿšด‍โ™‚๏ธ Beat my buddy Kristian’s Otterndorf Triathlon best time of 1:08:18 hours.
  12. ๐ŸŒ Run all 6 World Marathon Major races (4/6 done: Berlin, London Boston, New York City, [Chicago, Tokyo]).

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Things I Think Are Cool But Don’t Prioritize

  1. ๐Ÿค™ Qualify for and finish the IRONMAN Hawaii in Kailua-Kona.
  2. โš“๏ธ Get a small tattoo.
  3. ๐Ÿฅต Finish the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon in Death Valley, CA, USA with my kids crewing.
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Run a marathon in all 16 federal states of Germany.
  5. ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Qualify for and finish the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.
  6. ๐Ÿšฐ Do water-only food fasting for at least 24 hours.
  7. ๐Ÿฅพ Hike or run Germany from North to South (List on Sylt to Haldenwanger Eck, Oberstorf).
  8. ๐ŸŠ Swim the Fehmarn Belt from Germany to Denmark (25-30 kilometers depending on the tides).
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Run the Comrades Marathon and/or the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa.
  10. โ˜ฎ๏ธ Run Berliner Mauerweglauf (100 miles) along the former Berlin Wall.

โœ… Things Which Were on My List and Are Now Ticked Off

๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Honorable Mentions That Got Scrapped