Yesterday, in celebration of the completion of my 42nd trip around the sun, I decided to try and complete a few physical challenges.
#1. A marathon is 42.2km, but since I can't do that, I settled for 4.2km instead. My pace was a little slower than I would have liked, I should have been running 5:00 kms, but (excuse alert!) there was a serious headwind. My grade: B
#2. Do 42 push-ups in 42 seconds. I had not done a pushup in months, but I was pretty sure I could do this. I was feeling good, until Einstein decided it was time to play with Elephantay and I started laughing. Looking at the video, I kept pretty straight, but I was not going down that far. My grade: B-
#3. Run up 42 flights of stairs in less than 420 seconds (7 minutes) - My building has 6 floors, so running from the basement to the 6th floor is 6 flights of steps. Running that 7 times is 42 flights. I did it (twice actually, but that's an embarrassing story) but since I had to walk down the stairs, it takes a little away from the accomplishment. My grade: B
#4. Get 42 kisses. My favourite accomplishment of the day was getting 42 kisses from my awesome fiance, but you don't get to see that!
As my 43rd year begins, I am so thankful for the people and things I have in my life. I'm healthy and I'm happy, surrounded by wonderful family, friends and colleagues. Thank you to everyone who helps make my life so wonderful.