A Birthday Challenge
For my birthday celebration last year I did something a little different: a Birthday Challenge. What is a Birthday Challenge?
… a birthday challenge is essentially a goal, generally in the form of physical achievement, to make your birthday more memorable than the last. Usually the number of your years lends itself to the base of your challenge.
Last year’s challenge (my first) consisted of a 26Km run, 26 pullups and 2.6L of beer. For this year’s challenge I’ve decided to run a marathon, which has been a long-term goal of mine. I’ve signed up for the San Francisco Marathon this July 29th. This is great for a few reasons: this distance aligns with my age (26.2 miles vs 27 years), the date almost falls on my birthday, and I’ll by living in the Bay Area this summer.
I haven’t yet decided what all of the events will be for this year but it will probably include another physical challenge and some kind of eating or drinking. Wish me luck!