The bucket list... the physical edition

A few days ago, a friend of mine sent me a fun Facebook questionnaire called 'The Bucket List'. For those of you who don't know what a bucket list is, let me enlighten you and invite you out from under the rock you've apparently been living under...

A bucket list is a list of things to do before you "kick the bucket." Now, I have always had a semblance of a bucket list that I've had in my head... my 'before 40' list... but a bucket list is a little different- a little more grandiose.

That fun little Facebook thing really got me thinking... what do I want to do before I leave this life? Morbid, but actually kind of fun to consider. So, I invite you inside my mind to check out my list... enjoy!

  1. Run the Boston Marathon. Yep, you read that right. This (not as) fat runner has Boston aspirations. Not to win my age group. Not for glory. Just to say that I took this body somewhere that no one, least of all me, thought it could go.

  2. Ziplining. Yep, even though I am terrified of heights, I have an overwhelming urge to zipline. Preferably in Costa Rica. Or Hawaii. Or Colorado. Yeah, pretty much anywhere. I want to feel the wind in my face, see the earth zip by, and know that the freedom of that moment is mine, and mine alone.

  3. Scuba diving. I have an extreme need to be near water- growing up in the desert will do that to you- and somehow, scuba diving seems like something I would love. Something in my soul sings at the thought of being surrounded by water, and the amazing life that thrives in our oceans.

  4. High performance driving! I have a need.. a need... for SPEED. Whoops, sorry about the cheesy movie reference... but in all seriousness, I want to drive, and drive FAST. I want to do a lap on a race course, doing the max speed I can get out of the car. I love going fast, and since my slow running doesn't get me there (ha ha ha), I might as well employ technology to get there, right? Right.

  5. Summit mountains- big mountains! Oh come on, I live in Colorado, is this one really all that surprising? I think it's something they pump into our water... that bug we have to conquer the mountains that are so prevalent in this beautiful state... but I long to have summit pictures, and a lot of them- from all over the world. Yeah. Definitely.

  6. Run for LIFE. Yep, I want to run until the day I die. I want to run forever... never want to use my age as an excuse to not be on the road. I want to run until I am the oldest runner in the race, still pushing on- slow, and STILL loving every single step.

So there you have it... my list. It's short. A living document- ever changing, and evolving as I grow up... well, sort of. I don't ever REALLY want to grow up... I think kids have it right- play, learn, enjoy life. It's too short to do otherwise.

So... what's on YOUR bucket list? :)

2 Responses
  1. Since this is a month that we both tick off another year on the calendar, maybe I should figure out a Bucket List myself.
    I am proud to say I've done 2 on your list--the zip-lining and scubaing. Well, I almost scubaed--it was SNUBA (fake scuba) but damn close. And absolutely, utterly, profoundly amazing. Definitely Bucket List-worthy.

  2. cami Says:

    That's a pretty ambitious bucket list. :)