Dear item #103 on my Not-So-Bucket-List list (or as I like to call you; 5 in 22).
Let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for providing me with inspiration, and purpose, and a drive to succeed. You have served your purpose well. And while our relationship has been sometimes rocky (see here for example), know that you have made me a better person.
But as you are aware, relationships aren’t all meant to last forever. People change. I’ve changed. Trust me when I say that it’s me, and not you. I’d like to tell you that I’m sad that I’ve outgrown you, but I’m not – wasn’t that the intention all along? We both knew getting into this thing, that you were just a stepping stone to bigger and better things. I hope you aren’t too upset. Try to remember the good times.
I guess what I’m trying to say, is that your presence on my Not-So-Bucket-List is no longer required. Please pack your things and vacate the premises.
P.S. In the spirit of full disclosure – I’m after your cousin. You know the one I’m talking about: 5 in 21. I just feel that I’m so close to 5 in 21, I have to try. Please try to understand. And don’t cry – it does not become you.
For those unaware, I successfully completed 5km in under 22 minutes yesterday. The run was on the treadmill, mainly because it was so damned hot outside. Of course, I failed to consider that my running room (also known as Dr. Steph’s and Almost Dr. Sean’s guest room whenever they visit), being upstairs and all, was about infinity-billion degrees. Regardless, what’s a little heat when one is running to break a record? Vomit-inducing heat builds character, and such-like.
Anyway, the official results were: 5.03km in 22:00 minutes (which translates to 5km in approximately 21 minutes 52 seconds). Item #103 – you are so off my list. And now onto item #221. That’s right, I’m coming for you sub 21 minute 5km run. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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