Doing A Happy Dance

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.

I am this happy right now! Actually, I'm probably happier than that, but I digress.

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.


6 thoughts on “Doing A Happy Dance

  1. That is crawesome! Way to go! I look forward to the update on you making 5 in 21 your bitch.

    Also, it is crazy that you have 220+ items on your not-so-bucket list – and you are going through them like they are going out of style!

  2. Me too! I’m compiling my next 101 in 1001 days (even though I’m not yet finished my first 1001 days), but sometimes I put something on that list and then I do it, so now I can’t have it on the list anymore because I’ve already done it! I’m starting to see how your rolling list, where you continually add to it, makes a lot of sense.

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