Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Bucket List

Well, aside from the fact that I'm still in excruciating pain, things are great.

Marathon training really does take your life away from you, so now that I have all of this time on my hands (and omg my boy is going to be home with me after tonight!) I'm amazed with all the prospects!

Surgery is just around the corner (damn, I need to find all that paperwork and do that before it gets to be too late...) so I'm starting to get a bit anxious.  I'm sure it won't be a big deal, but the downtime is going to kill me.

I'm ridiculously sore and I still want to go for a run tonight, what does that tell you?

I'm starting to think about my bucket list--things I want to do before I die.  It's pretty short right now--but it's also pretty extreme:

1) Do a race (any distance) on every continent (except Antarctica...doesn't count, it's an ice flow).  I came up with this one since Brannon's moving to Africa for 2 years for the Peace Corps--why not?
2) Do a race (any distance, though I'm considering saying only 10+ mile races count) in every state
3) Do all Ragnar relays (1 down, 14 to go!)
4) Do the Ragbrai (bike across Iowa)
5) Take a hang gliding lesson (don't worry Mom, I'll stay close to the ground)
6) Go Ice Climbing (again, Mom, I'll take a lesson and call it a day) http://www.utahmountainadventures.com/ice.shtml
7) Climb Mt. Fuji
8) Do at least once triathlon--any distance
9) Do the tough mudder
10) Become a marathoner

I'm looking to add to it.  What's on your bucket list?


  1. Ooo bucket list? I definitely want to run a Half Marathon. Now, after watching the Marine Corps, I'm kinda tempted by a full. Non-fitness related, I'd like to visit every state, visit Lithuania (part of my heritage), and (in a self-indulgent light) I'd like to finally weigh in the 130s! :)

  2. I have a bucket list in a leather book your brother brought me from Greece. A few of the things in it I have already done...Seattle, plant an herb garden, go to Montana, tap dance. A few to still come: see the Aurora Borealis, fly fishing at a place I bookmarked (just checked it again and see it is in Georgia!!!), hear the church bells in Italy on Easter Eve, paint in rural Italy or France, finish Melvin, and among many other things see Yosemite in winter. No marathons on the list yet...xoxo

  3. I want to see the aurora borealis and do the church bells in italy...maybe we should make a mother-daughter trip?

    @anna--love the travel plans!

  4. I would take Tough Mudder off there was thoroughly disappointed with there last event I took part in.

  5. @skilegap really? which one did you do? what didn't you like about it? i'm really just looking for something like the mud races I've done that's actually hard. I want a serious challenge.