The 40 challenges

  1. Swim through under Durdle Door ✓
  2. Do a triathlon. Do a ‘si-athlon’ (a slow triathlon) ✓
  3. Spend a day writing songs ✓
  4. Read a ‘classic’ (Eugene Onegin) ✓
  5. Cycle round the Isle of Wight ✓
  6. Swim to an island ✓
  7. Make a ‘takeaway show’ music video ✓
  8. New years day swim in the sea ✓
  9. Month without Facebook (February) ✓
  10. (Godless) Pray ✓
  11. Write 40 short stories of 40 words each ✓
  12. Complete a 1.5k open water swim ✓
  13. Do the Big Chill Swim ✓
  14. Volunteer ✓
  15. Bake some bread ✓
  16. Make a piece of land art in memory of Irene Mensah on her birthday (15th October) ✓
  17. Go skinnydipping ✓
  18. Enter a night time mountain bike race ✓
  19. Night time walk ✓
  20. Take a photo every day for a month ✓
  21. Complete an online course ✓
  22. Do a night swim ✓
  23. Enter a mountain bike race ✓
  24. Complete a three peaks challenge ✓
  25. Enter a photography/video competition ✓
  26. Make a mix on Mixcloud ✓
  27. Karen’s hippy challenge (21 day gratitude challenge on Facebook) ✓
  28. Give a talk ✓
  29. Take a beercan pinhole camera photo ✓
  30. Write a Christmas song ✓
  31. Beat last year’s time for the Marlow 750m open water swim ✓
  32. Enter the 24-hour zine challenge ✓
  33. Make a family tree ✓
  34. Enter the Wellington Welly Throwing competition ✓
  35. Climb a mountain ✓
  36. Phone Dr Karl & Rhod ✓
  37. Enter the KCRW 24 hour radio race ✓
  38. Do some guerrilla gardening ✓
  39. Do an indoor swimathon ✓
  40. Try to get a magazine article published ✓
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