My Impossible List

Like most Americans, I spend a lot of time on the internet. Sometimes I am doing mundane things like stalking people on Facebook or wasting a lot of time on Buzz Feed (which I love), but a lot of times I try to learn about and read about things that are interesting or inspiring. Today, I came across Joel Runyon’s blog – “Blog of Impossible Things.” This blog is fantastic. Basically, Joel reached a low point in his life where nothing was going as he thought it should. Tired of complaining about his lot in life, he decided to make a list of things that he thought were impossible – and then he started doing them. What started out as one man’s attempt to turn his life around has become an internet sensation, and it honestly has inspired me to create a list of my own.

I know that ViralNfection is mainly a blog about movies, television shows, and all forms of creativity, but what is more creative than human beings themselves? Plus, here is a chance for you to get to learn a little more about me. So, from time to time I will have posts chronicling my attempts to cross things off the following list:

  • Run a 5k (Rockets Run 2010)
    • Run the Color Run
    • Run the Firefly Run
    • Run the Run for your Life
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a 1/2 Marathon (White Rock December 4, 2011)

  • Run a Marathon
  • Run a Sprint Triathlon
  • Run a Standard Triathlon
  • Run an Olympic Triathlon
  • Run a Tough Mudder (October 6, 2012 – three hours, twenty minutes)

  • Run a Tough Mudder in under 3 hours
  • Run a 7 minute mile (Boston Marathon Qualifying Pace)
  • Get a tattoo (August 20, 2012 – the tattoo is my wedding date in Roman Numerals)

  • Learn Portuguese
  • Fly a plane
  • Do 10 consecutive pull ups
  • Do 100 consecutive push ups
  • Visit every state
    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Connecticut
    • Delaware
    • Florida (2000)
    • Georgia
    • Hawaii
    • Idaho
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Michigan
    • Minnesota
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri (June 2011 – I went for an awesome wedding. This is a picture of me when I stole the cowbell and took it around the dance floor.)

    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Hampshire
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York (August 2012 – in NYC we went to a speakeasy – I can’t tell you where it is, because if I do, they will kill me. But these were the drinks that we got there.)

    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Oregon
    • Pennsylvania (August 2011)

    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas (Lived here my whole life)
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Washington
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
    • Wyoming
  • Visit every continent
    • North America (Lived here my whole life)
    • South America
    • Europe (I’ve been to Portugal, Spain and England)
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Antartica
    • Africa
  • Go sky diving
  • Go bungee jumping
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go on a cruise
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Be in a movie (In August 2011, I was an extra in the football scene in “The Dark Knight Rises.” This was the sign I held up. I’ve seen the movie 4 times (as of this writing), but I have yet to see the sign. I guess I just have to wait for the DVD to come out.)

  • Open a movie theater
  • Be in a TV show
  • Get 6-pack abs
  • Eat paleo for 2 months
  • Create an iPhone app
  • Learn to drive stick-shift
  • Go to the running of the bulls
  • Go to the world cup
  • Live somewhere other than Texas
  • Go to the airport and buy a ticket without knowing where I am going to go
  • Go to Mardi Gras
  • Go to SxSW
  • Go to a Dave Matthews Band concert and sit in the front row
  • Get 50 subscribers on ViralNfection (August 2012)
  • Get 100 subscribers on ViralNfection

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