Last weekend I participated in my 2nd Half Ironman race in Shepparton, Victoria and actually did very well… 5 hours and 21 minutes, 67th place in my age group, smashing my personal best by 45 minutes and passing a few strong team mates on the run. Deep down I knew I could be good at this : ) It was a long 12 month journey from when I started to get there though!
In between weekends of training & racing, I managed to take a week off to celebrate Melbourne cup properly. We started with the traditional breakfast at my courtyard, followed by a beautiful sunny day at the racing track and a buzzing night in the city. This is my 5th year in a row celebrating and I just felt fortunate again to live in such a great city as Melbourne and to have such great friends!
Besides training and some weekends of fun, life is pretty much wrapped around sorting out any financial difficulties that may be on the horizon. I sold some of my company shares, closed a big debt I had since university and now I’m checking the opportunity of purchasing a property. A bit sooner than I thought, but the opportunity is here so I may just grab it.
Overall I’m quite happy with where I am right now, although sometimes I miss the good old party times. I guess that we all have to make some sacrifices to achieve big goals. I’ll try to compensate next year. : )
Tal Gur is a location independent entrepreneur, author, and impact investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has set the stage for his new mission: elevating society to its abundance potential.