I got this idea from one of the other fabulous blogs that I read, and now for the life of me I can't remember who it was! (If its you please let me know so that I can link to you) What it is, is a fitness bucket list, or a list of all the things you want to accomplish before you, well, kick the bucket so to speak. Inspired originally by the movie The Bucket List, its a really interesting (albeit slightly morbid) way to really lay it all out there in the open as someone with nothing to lose and with nothing to fear.
In reality I think we all have some goals that we place in the "will do" pile and a few more that we have tucked away in the "wouldn't it be nice" drawer. You know, those goals that we are afraid to even utter out loud because someone might hear us and scoff that they are crazy or "dang near impossible!"<---insert a little bit of a hillbilly accent here for effect. The bucket list idea dissolves the fear of uttering your goals within earshot of someone else because hell, you ain't gonna tell me what I can and can't do before I die are you??
So here it is, my bucket list of fitness goals:
- 25 min 5K
-50 min 10K
-Complete a 1/2 marathon (training for one this fall)
-Complete a full marathon (planning one for 2011)
-Run and complete the New York City Marathon ('cuz its NYC baby!!)
-Participate in a long distance charity bike ride such as The Ride to Conquer Cancer, which is a 2 day, 200K ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls.
-Complete a 15K trail race
-Teach a Bootcamp inspired class
-15-20 real pushups (still working on this one...its tougher then is seems!!)
This isn't all because as I check some off I will inevitably add more and continue to strive to accomplish more then I had ever imagined. Stay tuned......
Tell me, whats on your Fitness Bucket List?