If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed that I created a "Fitness BucketList" board this week. I hope to add to it as I allow myself to dream about all the (fitness) places I want to go.
It's also Friday, (are ya jazzed?) so I thought I would share my Top 5 on my Fitness Bucketlist. You have NO IDEA how hard it was to pick just five! My brain would get consumed with one thing like "beautiful races I want to do" and then I'd forget to think about the ways I want to challenge my body to be stronger. Five...meah....who can choose just five!
Here's my Friday Five-ish Fitness Bucketlist:
1. Run Tough Mudder
Tough Mudder is taking top billing, because it a longer event that Kyle will run with me. It combines pushing myself physically with married bliss, mud, and barbed wire. How can that not be a winning combination?
There's a Tough Mudder race in Tampa this December.....just sayin' Call me TM!
2. Run an Overnight Relay
For those of you who don't know much about relays like Reach the Beach and Ragnar, they are overnight races where teams of usually 12 break up into 2 vans and run throughout the night and day a pretty significant distance. One in Florida goes from Miami to Key West. One person runs at a time and the other teammates support them, rest, and enjoy the madness.
After reading Anne, Tina, and Monica's posts about the Reach the Beach relay, I am eager to do one of my own. It's such a unique idea and I kinda like sleepovers, road trips, running, and medals. My relay needs to have a medal. I think it would be great to do a relay with a group of fellow bloggers or some of Kyle and I's personal training clients or an entire relay of running #rd2be's! Huh? Any takers?
If you are not a runner, I'm sure this just furthered your conviction that runners are insane. Fact.
3. Hike More
This might sound like a random one, but I want to find ways to put more "Fun Fitness" into our lives. Kyle & I went hiking last summer in Georgia and I loved it.
I'd like to find some places near us to "hike", walk, and just be together doing fitness stuff. Because that's what we love!
I always "want" to compete, but there really is so so so so much that goes into it. Not the least of which is very restrictive dieting. I like wine. I do not like egg whites and boiled chicken. Once our lives settle down, I may consider finding the courage to try a fitness show. I think if I never try I will regret it eventually and I don't like regret.
I always watch fitness competitions with envy. Since I was a gymnast growing up, I apparently have some currently unmet need to dance and flip on stage. A fitness competition combines that with the elegance and strength of a figure show. Kyle has already competed in 2 natural bodybuilding shows, so he knows the drill.
5. Inspire others to commit to healthy living
Since we're dreaming here, let's dream. I am passionate about healthy living. I believe that eating clean and regular physical activity can literally change your life. It's not a fad. It's not a marketing scheme. It is the belief at the core of my soul.
I went to school to become an RD to put more validity behind my passion. So I want to inspire on a BIG level. I hope to inspire some of you in my blog and I would love someday to be able to speak out about healthy habits on a bigger level. Like Jillian/Bob big.
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- Finish a Triathlon (happening May 2013 - Danskin)
- Run a Half Marathon in Napa Valley
- Snowboard with Kyle
- Run a 5k under 24:30
- Run the Color Run
- Run another marathon the year I turn 30, 40, 50, etc...
You know what they say, if you dream it, you can achieve it. Let's soar people!
What's on your fitness bucketlist?
Love and Morgan Freeman,
Carissa & Kyle