MY GOALS
"A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions."
Marcus Aurelius
san diego
ran the sd rock n' roll 1/2 marathon w/ siblings and brother-in-law. mom came down too. great weekend.
MAY
las vegas
celebrated donny's 30th birthday. definitely a memorable weekend.
JUL
berlin & munich
ran the berlin marathon and celebrated oktoberfest.
SEP
tokyo
this was the first of many stops throughout asia. tokyo is crazy (in a good way).
NOV
phuket, koh samui, ko phi phi & bangkok
wow... just wow. something for everyone. ko phi phi was definitely the highlight for me.
NOV
cambodia
quietly one of the most amazing places on earth. loved everything about it.
NOV
coachella
great friends. great music. great times.
APR
burning man
year two wasn't as mind blowing as the first but still surreal. i'll be going a 3rd for sure.
AUG
sf pubrun
small turnout this year but probably the best costumes yet. might have been the final sf pubrun.
SEP
oktoberfest [munich]
can't say enough about oktoberfest and munich in general. had a jolly ol' time.
OCT
full moon party [thailand]
i came. i saw. i conquered. don't need to do that ever again.
NOV
san francisco marathon
this was probably the most enjoyable marathon i've ever run. took my time and smelt the roses. :)
JUN
berlin marathon
even though i rant a personal best i was pretty disappointed w/ my time. crowded but enjoyable race (if marathons can be enjoyable).
SEP
san francisco rock n' roll 1/2 marathon
one of many 1/2 marathons i ran in 2013. running the golden gate bridge never gets old.
APR
san diego rock n' roll 1/2 marathon
one of my favorite races of all time. had nothing to do with the course but more so because i ran with my siblings.
JUN
napa valley vintage 1/2 ironman triathlon
not sure what to say about this other than it was 95 degrees and hilly. loooooooooong day.
MAY
kaiser 1/2 marathon
super boring course but great race to kickoff the year and super bowl sunday.
FEB
giant 1/2 marathon
another enjoyable race with brother and friends. i think i ran this only for the finishing medal.
AUG
bay to breakers
first time actually running the race (usually just drink it). guts out race w/ bryan. i won.
MAY
bridge to bridge 10K
returned one day early from germany to run this race (after 24 hours of traveling). ran this strictly for the finishing medal.
OCT
ran 1,000 miles
this was part of a fundraising campaign. would have never ran that many miles if it wasn't for a good cause.
JAN-DEC
raised $6,570
i raised $6,570 for the Friends of the Children. i was hoping to raise a lot more. always 2014!
JAN-DEC
closed largest deal in company 40yr history
four month roller coaster ride! worth every minute! :)
JUN
organized & hosted family bbq
could be my favorite day of the year. i love my family... a lot.
AUG
launched new work site
always a work in progress.
MAY
volunteered every month
special olympics, soup kitchens, autistic children, homeless children, etc. i definitely got more out of this than the individuals i helped.
 
JAN-DEC
started vintage camera collection
now if i only had the patience and focus to learn how to use them.
 
JAN-DEC
 
birthday
not really an accomplishment, but an amazing celebration with friends and family.
FEB
LA marathon
finally broke four hours (3:55)! improved personal best by 20+ minutes. i guess the fourth time was the charm.
MAR
sf pub run
organized & participated in the 2nd annual pub run. we were able to raise almost $2k for the wounded warrior project. visit www.sfpubrun.com.
AUG
camped big sur
something i've always wanted to do. absolutely beautiful. would love to make it a yearly tradition.
SEP
burning man
definitely something i've always been curious about. didn't have any intention doing it this year. last minute came together. truly an unforgetable experience. (video coming soon)
SEP
promoted to executive director
titles don't mean much in our company but still has a nice ring.
SEP
tough mudder
signed up last minute. had no idea what i was getting myself into (thought it was a 3 mile mud run). not particularly challenging, but still a ton of fun.
SEP
started cookbook collection
my brother has an extensive collection. i was jealous so i started my own.
 
JAN
rebranded travel site
changed LIVcouture.com to travalist.com. a work in progress
 
FEB
designed handwriting font
now i can type handwritten letters
 
FEB
 
 
 
LIVcouture.com
it took two years longer than anticipated, but i finally launched at the end of 2011!
DEC
the ING new york city marathon
finished with a personal best time... in 21,727th place.
NOV
99th percentile on lumosity.com
in addition to daily workouts at the gym i decided to train my brain this year. mind, body and soul...
NOV
grand canyon hike
hiked grand canyon from south rim to north rim via the kaibab trail. 22 miles in 95 degree weather. took 10 hours.
SEP
new job
went from a comfortable salary position to a 100% commission. fly or die.
AUG
sf pub run
decided running from bar to bar (aggressively) was a good way to bring friends together. it worked! created & participated www.sfpubrun.com.
AUG
batting practice
on a whim i was invited to batting practice at AT&T park. always been a dream.
AUG
alcatraz sharkfest
swam from alcatraz to shore without a wetsuit in 50 degree water. lifelist... check.
JUNE
sister's wedding
became an ordained minister to proceed over my sister's wedding.
JUNE
graycommercial.com
as part of an overall business plan, i created this site as a lead generator. it's working.
MAY
running photography. just because.
 
JAN
750+ credit score
was hovering in the low 700's for too long. shooting for 800+ in 2012.
 
FEB
315 x 5 295 x 5 bench
unfortunately training for a marathon and lifting heavy don't really coincide. came up a little short on original goal.
 
MAY
 
 
 
big things to come