6.15.2012

My Bucket is Half Full

It's funny, if you asked me what was on my fitness bucket list a year ago, my main one would have been:

To run a marathon.

Period. A marathon. It seemed like something that I would do...in the future...in a long time...later...when I was faster or stronger.  Little did the me of June 2011 know, but that marathon was closer than I realized. I am not going to say it was an easy journey to get there, but I definitely underestimated myself. Running my first marathon made me realize that I was stronger, more determined and could do more than I give myself credit for.

So now my list of hopefuls fitness-wise is a lot longer. I may not get to all of them, but it's fun to dream, and I know I will do many of them! The list keeps growing as I find out about new, fun things, so there will always be things on it that I am wishing for, striving for, working toward and checking off!

1. A Marathon: The goal to run "a marathon" has become a new thing entirely. The new goals are to:

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- BQ (and run Boston, of course)
- Run a destination marathon -- Paris, The Great Wall, The Inca Trail
- Run a marathon in every state

2. Trail Running: I have found that I like running trails more than I like road running. I have been a hiker all my life, so trail running, and racing, combines two of my favorite things...and gummy bears!

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- Run a 50k
- Run a 30k
- Run the Rim to Rim to Rim
- Run the Western States 100

3. Hiking: Like I said, hiking has always been a part of my life and some of these things have been on my list for a while. Others are new. There will always be another trail I want to hike!



- Hike the Milford Track (New Zealand)
- Thru Hike the Pacific Crest Trail
- Thru Hike the Continental Divide Trail
- Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail
- Hike Mt. Washington (NH)
- Hike the 7 Summits
- Hike in Colorado (I am not sure where yet -- any tips?)
- Continue to hike the US High Points (so far, I've hiked to the top of 4 out of 50

4. Other: There are always non-running and hiking things as well!

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- Learn to Surf
- Do a handstand for 30 seconds
- Do a plank for 5 minutes
- Learn to Kite Surf
- Compete in a triathlon
- Buy a bike and ride it

There are many, many more on my list, and I could go on forever, but I want to hear from you guys. What is on your fitness bucket list? What have you already done that you think I should add to mine? 

You can find more of my fitness bucket list on Pinterest. Also, don't forget to go cver to Jill's  for more Fitness Friday inspiration!

21 comments:

  1. OMG, planking for 5 minutes sounds immpossible to me right now! I can only plank for a minute right now.

    I'd like to run a sub-4 marathon some day, build up to the ability to do real push-ups, instead of girls ones, and run the marathons on my bucket list (Big Sur, Paris, Chicago, and NYC).

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  2. Wonderfully challenging bucket list! Love the idea of a 5 minute plank. Some of the items on my bucket list are 10 unassisted pull-ups, run a 50-miler, 100 mile 2-person team relay with Chad and a destination race. I'm sure I have bucket list items that are non-running :)

    Don't be surprised if you see an upcoming bucket list blog post :)

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  3. I've been loving all the pictures of your Bucket List hikes. So gorgeous! Putting together a bucket list has been fun for me too.

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  4. Those are some awesome goals! You have inspired me! I remember when I was in college telling a friend I could die happy if I ever ran a marathon, thinking it would never happen. I've done 3 now :-)

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  5. One half is on my bucket list....not sure if I will ever add a marathon to the list.

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  6. Your goals are fantastic. My goals list keeps growing as I keep realizing that I'm capable of more and more. Right now I'm focusing on strength training, Pilates and flexibility. Two skills that I lost out of laziness over the last two years. I'd really like to obtain my certification to teach Pilates and other fitness classes along with the dance classes that I already teach.

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  7. What a great list and I know you will accomplish them all!

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  8. The AT has been on my list for a while now. My BF went to college in the smokies and would spend every weekend hiking and camping. Doesn't that sound amazing?!

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  9. Great list and goals. Mine include like you include a 50K, running a destination marathon (London and Paris are on my list) and running all 50 states (8 down, only a lot to go!) I want to do an Ironman someday (should probably overcome my fear of lake swimming first) and a century bike ride.

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  10. I would also like to hold a plank for 5 minutes and do a 50K! One day!

    I'm taking surfing lessons this summer when we're in Tofino. Very excited about it!

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  11. I have done a couple of these things on your list. I think my bucket list personally is just to get stronger and fitter than before. I would to be a fitness model one day. But Im a bit old for that. Would be fun though even for a one time moment. I could cross that of my list. I love to hike I would like to do that more. And maybe go kayaking in a single not a double. My sister says its a workout, I gotta believe her. But Im not sure. lol

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  12. Awesome list! I love the hiking ideas. I wish my kids were more into the longer hikes...

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  13. I think you should learn to sail!

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  14. To be able to hold a plank for 5 minutes is definitely on my goal list for some day. I'd also like to be able to do a headstand without support and to run a sub 4:30 marathon. Your list is really impressive.

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  15. Wow! These are absolutely awesome goals! My fitness goals are decidedly LESS exciting like...and mostly involve my yoga mat!

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  16. These are great...and I would love to do a lot of them. My bucket list items are to run an ultramarathon, run a sub-4 hour marathon, run the Istanbul Marathon and go running in Africa around the farm I grew up in (the perimeter is about 20 miles).

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  17. Love the list!! Totally doable:) Guess you need to get started!

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  18. On the Colorado question...I've heard Maroon Bells is AMAZING! Definitely on my hiking bucket list.

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  19. I just finished reading "Wild" about through-hiking the PCT. And I have a friend who's on that trek this summer... That one is definitely on my bucket list!

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  20. Hiking is one of my favorite things.

    I know how to surf. I surfed all the time growing up, and I suck at it, but it's so fun I don't care.

    Planking. Four kids. That right there would be a life pinnacle

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Thanks for commenting! Any suggestions, tips or praise you have is always welcome!