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I was thinking the other day how long ago it was I started posting on coolrunning. I started in early 04 when I was in the final year of school.<br>
Since then I've:<br><br>
Finished my A-Levels<br>
Been to university and got my degree<br>
Completed the NY marathon<br>
Climbed over 200 different mountains in England, Scotland, Wales and Morocco<br>
Been unemployed<br>
Been injured (twice)<br>
Passed my driving test<br>
Accepted my first <i>real</i> job (I start on the 25th! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)<br><br>
So then the question became, what do I want to do before I'm 30? I want a list of 30 things I want to do before the end of my 30th birthday.<br><br>
Here's what I've got so far:
<ul><li>Climb Mont Blanc</li>
<li>Run the New York Marathon (last time could have gone better)</li>
<li>Climb all the Wainwrights (214 lake district mountains 121 done)</li>
<li>Write a book (note not get it published <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)</li>
<li>Climb all the Munros (284 scottish mountains 52 done)</li>
<li>Run the London Marathon</li>
<li>Own a Car</li>
<li>Learn the Guitar</li>
<li>Visit St Kilda</li>
<li>Visit New Zealand</li>
<li>Attend a US/Canadian Kickrunners Gathering</li>
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So I need suggestions! What do you think I should do in the next 7 and a half years of my life?
 

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Lose your virginity? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif"> I mean fall in love.
 

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You seem like a productive lad, Liath! Ambitious too. Remember that now that you're working, you'll have a lot less free time to pursue your list. Even with European amounts of vacation. (Aah, vacation. How I miss European amounts of vacation!).<br><br>
Cool list though! I especially like 'Visit New Zealand'. I was there in the winter of 1995 and it was wonderful.
 

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There's this thing called National Novel Writing Month - <a href="http://www.nanowrimo.org/" target="_blank">NaNoWriMo</a>. A friend of mine did it and managed to crank out the required 50K words during November.<br><br>
I've always wanted to visit Mt. St. Michel.<br><br>
I still have the pilgrimage to Compostella on the lifetime to do list, too.
 

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I'm thinking I should avoid things which rely on other people <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> (You know I was tempted to quote the other post for that comment <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">)<br><br><br>
Runnin, I like that idea!<br><br>
VP, the way I see it it's all about priorities. I've worked really hard all the way through my degree and because I've decided that I'm going to do this extra stuff I do it. BTW this new job comes with 22 days holiday plus bank holidays <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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This should ideally be done on a trip to Costa Rica (my top choice), Hawaii or Australia! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ha, that's funny, I used to say that as wel, so I think you are absolutely right!<br><br>
When I was 26, I quit my job to travel and my co-workers moaned that they would love to do that as well but couldn't because of kids, mortgage whatever. And I would tell 'm 'you can, it is just a matter of priorities.' I guess I was a bit of a brat! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Good for you for having priorities! And for having more than 4 weeks off!
 

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Come this is pathetic, I've only got 12 so far! <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif">
 

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I think that may have to come after number 8 <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Take a trip to San Francisco and visit Bay Area kicksters. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I'm not growing a mullet. I forgotten I had grow a beard on that list though <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
MG if I'm coming all the way over there I'm going to travel around a bit!
 

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I like the idea of going scuba diving. Not sure about skydiving <img alt="uhoh2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/uhoh2.gif">
 

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You forgot "Take QN Hiking" on your list. I am sure that was a simple oversight on your part. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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