I was looking through my archives last week and realized I was coming up on a big number.
Huh. Today’s post is the 200th I’ve written on the blog. There’s nothing significant about the number per se – sure, it’s nice and round, but by itself it’s nothing special. I didn’t plan on it and I wasn’t counting down, but somehow over the past couple years, I’ve written 200 little stories.
The large majority of those came when I still had my regular 9-5 job. When I started out, it was just some random posts scattered whenever I felt inspired about whatever I felt like writing. Then, for a while I did 3 posts every week. Then 2 a week for close to two years. In between, I missed a few posts here and there, but always getting back on track. If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s being persistent.
You can read all 200 in the archives, but I pulled out a few of my favorites below:
- Bullsh*t Qualifications
- The Victim vs. The Conquerer
- Nice People Don’t Change The World
- Then Die
- 70.3 or Bust: Dominating The Miami Rhoto Half-Ironman
- The Burn Notice Guide To Doing The Impossible
- How To Walk Across America
- Creating An Adventure Bigger Than Yourself
- If You “Could”, You Already Would
- Thunderstorm Workouts
- The Benefits of Looking Stupid
- The Budget Guide To Triathlon
- Plummet at the Summit Part 2: Bungee Bungee Bungee
- Plummet At The Summit: The Very Unofficial WDS Skydive Adventure
- Never Be Comfortable
- How To Run A Marathon Barefoot (And Not Die)
- My Incredibly Selfish Reason for Writing This Blog
- The Fun Manifesto
- I’m Jumping Out Of A Plane At WDS – Who’s Coming With Me?
- Apathetic Living and the Edges of Reality
- How To Really Write About Stuff That Matters
- In Case of Emergency
- How To Buy A Road Bike For $150
- Screw It & Do It
- Experiences > Things
- Climb A Mountain, Tell No One
Boom. There’s a lot more in the archives (200, conveniently, to be exact). If you feel so compelled, take a look through and find something you might have missed if you’re new to the blog.
The great thing about the archives is that they’re always changing. Every month, something happens, something changes and I’m a different person because of it. Every race I learn something and I’m different because of it. Every post is a little story line that’s contributing to a bigger, massive overarching story that’s constantly evolving.
Two years ago, I wouldn’t have imagined that a community would develop around the idea. Or that I would have developed an apparel line, written a book, run dozens and dozens of races, finished a half Ironman, ran a marathon, jumped out of a plane, jumped off a bridge, or done some incredible road trips, and met people doing everything from starting their won fashion line to walking across america. I was just a guy tired of his life working at UPS and wanted to make a change. So I did…
Tomorrow I’m releasing Impossible TRI – it’s designed to help you run your first triathlon in 3 months and help you make a concrete change in your own life to do something you never thought you could do.
Impossible TRI is another story line that’s part of the bigger overarching one that’s going on here. Growing piece by piece and story by story. 200 little story lines so far. A lot more left to go.
Thanks for being a part of it :).