It has been a couple of weeks since my birthday (and my birthday triathlon, more below) but every birthday I like to reflect on the major life events or achievements of the previous year while looking forward to what the next year holds in store. So without further ado, instead of a race recap, here is my “life recap.”
In year 25 of my life I…
Moved from hippie/funky Asheville to slightly less hippie Carrboro, NC.
Started and finished my first year of graduate school and am now over half way to getting my Masters in Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill.
Now I have just taken my comprehensive exams and on my birthday started classes for year two of my MPH program.
What’s in store for year 26?
I have another Blue Ridge Relay and the Beach2Battleship half Ironman around the corner.
I plan to conquer another 50k as well as Uwharrie again, with maybe the Black Mountain Marathon thrown in if I can get into the lottery.
The day after Christmas I’ll travel once again with Lindsay, this time to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Maccu Picchu!
Next May I hope to graduate with my masters in public health and have my next steps in place.
And between all those plans, I hope to have incredible experiences with incredible people, to live my life authentically and with passion.
In honor of that promise to live life with passion, I completed a “birthday triathlon” last week which consisted of a 2600 yd swim, 26+ mile bike, a birthday WOD at CFC and then a 6.2 mile trail run (which brought me a birthday weekend + actual birthday total of 26 miles of running.) Some friends joined me every step of the way, here are some pictures below!