Life is short and there will be things you do not manage to do in your life! Your health can change overnight, so I feel you have to aim to do epic things and epic may not be the same for you as it is for me.
I have a long week with work and with my commute, it sometimes leaves me tired. I could just sit back and watch tv or something relaxing at the weekend. I might however then miss out on opportunities and this brings me to last Sunday, when I did a rike (run/hike) up Mount Elphinstone. It may not be everyone’s idea of fun but for 4 hours, I was in the sun and snow having fun and at the summit I felt like I was at the top of the world.
I have that memory now and if I don’t go up Elphinstone again until the spring or summer, it’s okay as I have experienced it in the winter in all its winter wonderland beauty. I’m not saying people should be running/hiking up mountains because it’s not everyone’s idea of fun, but you should follow your dreams and do what would be epic for you such as take a cruise, travel to a far off country, skydive etc.
In this day and age where we have a massive amount of stuff and material things in our lives, I feel it’s good to remind ourselves that memories last a lifetime and are priceless. Also when you get out there and do epic things you meet other people doing similar things, so you broaden your social circle and a host of other benefits.
So when winter makes you think twice about staying on the couch, just consider if you could be doing something epic, awesome, amazing or darn right cool.
In fact whether its winter, fall, spring or summer take the opportunity to pursue amazing things that you can treasure the memories from for years to come. Do your first 5k, run your first ultra, cycle route 66, get to the top of the empire state building and so on.
Some people have a bucket list when they are nearing the end of life, but why wait to do these things. Why not have an epic list and do epic stuff on a regualr basis. Get out of your comfort zone and embrace life when you have the chance to, as we never know how long we will be on this planet.
Please do me a favour and do at least one epic thing in 2017. Leave me a comment what you choose and bring it to life in 2017. I know you wont regret it.
This past year I've done some pretty epic things like a rike along the Howe Sound crest trail, gone up numerous mountains, competed in ultra races and so in 2017, I intend to do even more.