My 40 Before 40

I turn 39 in August. This will be a list of 40 things that I will try to accomplish before I’m 40 years old. Wish me luck. 😉

  1. Hike every section of the Cumberland Trail(6/13)
    1. Grassy Cove Segment
    2. Stinging Fork Falls
    3. Piney River Segment
    4. Three Gorges Segment – Soddy Creek Section
    5. Three Gorges Segment – Possum & Rock Sections (hiked two sections here!)
  2. Complete 5 Races (0/5)
  3. Complete a 5k in under 30 minutes
  4. Run an 8 minute mile (11:51 is best time to date but I haven’t run a timed mile since August 29th)
  5. Read one book/fortnight (18/34)
    1. Goodreads List
  6. Become debt free except for the mortgage ($13,501.70 to go!)
  7. Purchase a bike.
  8. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day for 30 days straight (30/30) Complete!
  9. Complete myfitnesspal logs for 30 days straight (30/30) Complete!
  10. Get my passport
  11. Go on an art crawl
  12. Try 10 new beers (8/10)
  13. Try 10 new wines (3/10)
  14. Attend 1 networking event per month (I’m failing miseribly at this)
  15. Get personal business cards
  16. Visit 5 museums (2/5)
  17. Host a Sunday grilling for the neighbors
  18. Complete Code Year Javascript course
  19. Go a month without caffeine (30/30)
  20. Kayak a river
  21. Go on a 2 night backpacking trip
  22. Hike Mt LeConte again Complete!
  23. Go to my first professional hockey game
  24. Go to my first professional basketball game
  25. Go to my first professional baseball game
  26. Learn to swim… really swim.
  27. Complete 100 push ups in a single session
  28. Complete 100 sit ups in a single session
  29. Complete 5 pull ups
  30. Go on an adult vacation with my wife, Jen Harley Complete!
  31. Attain goal weight of 210 lbs (12lbs/70lbs)
  32. Go to a shooting range
  33. Go to Titans training camp Complete!
  34. Go to a Titans home game
  35. Complete my Darwin Sleeve Tattoo (1 session to go!)
  36. Go to see a symphony play
  37. Go to a play
  38. Learn to ballroom dance
  39. Go to an atheist/skeptic conference
  40. Call 1 family member a week (0/64) (I’m really failing at this)

What are some things that would be on your list?

I saw this idea of on Samantha’s blog, faint gray lines.

9 thoughts on “My 40 Before 40”

  1. Nice work man, seems a visual list would work to keep you on track. Hope you make your deadline and if you need an adventurer for the outdoor tasks, let me know.

  2. Great list man. I have to tell you that it’s motivating to see a list like that. 30’s have been a real eye opener for me as far as mortality goes and we only get so many years of life. Your list has many items that will now go on my own 40 at 40 list. Thanks for posting!

  3. I don’t mean to put any pressure on ya or anything but if you want to do a few together, I’d be open to that.

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  5. Nice!
    Holy crap run an 8minute mile? Dude, you’re gonna smoke me!
    When triathlon season is over, I’d love to come up sometime and do some of the hiking with you guys and help you knock out some of those!
    I’ll also go to a shooting range with you. There’s one in Nashville that’s Ladies day/night on Fridays. I need to get more practice. Don’t have a gun, but I’ve got a permit (weird I know, I’ll tell you the story sometime).
    And hit me up for the Symphony. I love to go and usually get tickets in the fall.

    1. Holy crap run an 8minute mile? Dude, you’re gonna smoke me!

      Hah nah, don’t think so. I just mean a timed one mile. You run that during a 20 mile race or something!

      We’d love to have you on the hikes. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Also, don’t be surprised if I hit you up on the gun range and Symphony. 😉

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