My Future

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

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.

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

  1. ๐Ÿ“ˆ Sustainably grow my company to 10 employees.
  2. ๐Ÿค™ Qualify for and finish the IRONMAN Hawaii in Kailua-Kona.
  3. โš“๏ธ Get a small tattoo.
  4. ๐Ÿฅต Finish the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon in Death Valley, CA, USA with my kids crewing.
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Run a marathon in all 16 federal states of Germany.
  6. ๐Ÿ”๏ธ Qualify for and finish the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc.
  7. ๐Ÿšฐ Do water-only food fasting for at least 24 hours.
  8. ๐Ÿ—ฝ Run the New York City marathon race.
  9. ๐Ÿฅพ Hike or run Germany from North to South (List on Sylt to Haldenwanger Eck, Oberstorf).
  10. ๐Ÿฉธ Donate blood.
  11. ๐ŸŠ Swim the Fehmarn Belt from Germany to Denmark (25-30 kilometers depending on the tides).
  12. ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Run the Comrades Marathon and/or the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa.
  13. 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