I spent the last year and a half planning and preparing for the Shifting Ice and Changing Tides expedition. Although the expedition itself is over, we have a lot of follow up work to complete still. Still, just 3 days into my “normal” life, I’m finding myself looking for new goals. I’ve come up with quite a few and wanted to share them to keep myself accountable! I also find that writing things down starts the process of fruition.
Here are a few of my goals for the spring, summer, and fall in no particular order:
Race in an Enduro Mountain Bike Race (I signed up for the Battle Born Enduro on June 7). I’m kind of scared, but with my Santa Cruz Bronson, I should be fine!
Ski a new volcano in the Cascades (I’ve skied Shasta from the summit and that’s it, so the opportunities are vast!)
Train for and race in the Teton Picnic with my Shifting Ice teammate Pip. This involves biking to Jenny Lake in Teton National Park from Jackson, WY (21 miles each way), swimming across Jenny lake (1.3 miles each way) and climbing the Grand Teton (10 miles). It’s a way more hard core version of my triathlon.
Play music more – I have a new ukulele that I’ve only dabbled with.
Compost all my organic waste by building my own secure compost box out of pallets I’ve collected.
Eat more locally (join a CSA for vegetables, fruit, and eggs if possible)
Grow more food! Inspired by Iceland, we’re going to try to construct some sort of hothouse or greenhouse off one of our decks. We have a design in mind.
Train my puppy Scout to be a great frisbee dog.
Be a better friend and family member. This should be a constant goal.
Redo my avalanche, swiftwater rescue, and wilderness 1st aid certifications.
Become an efficient enough sailor to sail on Lake Tahoe by myself in any condition!
Visit Nat Segal in New Zealand.
What should I add to this list?