This week while I was in Toronto I had an idea which I think I like. I get to live quite an adventurous life and I really don't document it well enough. One of my favorite party games is "I Have Never". There are various iterations and versions of this game but the basics are that you have to think of something you have never done and share it with the group. If someone has done it then they swap places with you in the centre of the room and tell the story. There have been many bust-a-gut evenings playing this with friends over a few drinks.
The biggest issue I have had playing this game of late however is that there seem to be few things that I have never done. So I have now set myself a challenge to start blogging these and sharing stories about new "Firsts" as they surface. These will come in a random order and will all be tagged under the category of "I Have Never".
Last weekend I did my first triathlon. It was a Half-Iron distance in the Napa region. That means it began with a 1.2 mile swim in open water, followed by a 56 mile bike ride, and finishes with a half-marathon. I have avoided something like this forever as I genuinely don't enjoy swimming. I have been determined to overcome that fear however to open up a whole new world of possibilities. I almost drowned on the swim with the big waves crashing over my head but when I got on the bike I came alive and ended up finishing with a half-decent time. It is something I am going to do again but I think I have a few other things I would like to do before signing up for the next one. One of my friends doctored the picture below to give it the IronMan Glare :-)
So my challenge to you who are reading is to lay out challenges that you think I should do. This list can be anything at all. It could be a prank, an adventure, something just insane...you set the category and if I have never done it I will add it to my list and report back. So what should I do next?
You can lay out challenges in the comments section or publicly challenge me on Twitter @markdowds