Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Bucket List

Anne at Asthma and the Gift of Running tagged me to list my 3 things I want to do before I die.
I have been reading and enjoying these lists on several blogs so am pleased to do my own. I hope I don't make them all running related!

1. I want to run a marathon on another continent. I also want to go to Ireland so why not combine these two. Originally I was going to go for the Dublin Marathon when my daughter pointed out the Dingle Marathon which is stunningly beautiful. A scenic race is always a top priority for me so this is on my bucket list.

2. I want to travel more in general with Alaska, Ireland and many countries in Europe being on the top of the list. I would really like to go to Switzerland and tend goats with Heidi. (I am not sure if younger bloggers know this book??? It is about an orphan girl who lives in the Alps with her grandfather. For some reason I always wanted to be Heidi when I was younger so I better go for it!)

3. I want to retire young enough and be healthy enough to enjoy time to travel, race, visit my children and have some new adventures I can't even imagine at this point.

(4) And I must admit I really want to qualify for Boston at some point!

This was harder than I expected it to be!

23 comments:

Eliza said...

Wow, the Dingle Marathon sound awesome!

I know Heidi but I don't know if I'd be considered a younger blogger anymore :)

Great list!

Meg said...

I love reading these lists! Yours looks like so much fun, especially the marathon in Ireland. I'm in!

newrunner said...

ooh, Ireland is on the top of my list of places to visit and a marathon there would be amazing!!
I have been to Alaska and highly recommend it, it is truly beautiful there.
I know who Heidi is, but I will admit that I'm a 30 something, so technically I'm not sure if I qualify as being young :)

Alicia said...

Travel would be up at the top of my list, too. I've never even been out of the U.S.! Pitiful, I know. Someday I think I'll make a bucket list of my own...

Johann said...

That’s a good list. I think everyone should have a list like this and really make an effort to do what’s on that list.

Michelle said...

Great list!

Anne said...

What a great list! Travelling and running, great combo :) ...and Switzerland is definitely beautiful.

Staci Dombroski said...

Awesome list! I think it would be great to run on another continent too :-)

Suzy said...

Great list! I can't wait to read about the Dingle Marathon sometime in the future.

Jocelyn said...

Awesome bucket list! My sister and I were thinking about running the Dublin marathon one day. Would be so pretty! Hope you get to retire early and travel the world :D

Tricia said...

Loved this list! I'm stopping by on behalf of Tall Mom on the Run and the 1000+Mile Club. Just wanted to say how impressed I am with your miles. Keep up the great work!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

HEhehe...I will braid my hair and tend goats with you!! I have been to Anchorage Alaska and LOVED it! I would love to run a Marathon in Ireland.

BQ baby, you can do it...especially with your daughter helping you through it...have her carry the water :)

Keri said...

Ireland is on my list! I am hoping my husband and I can go there in 2011. It looks beautiful!

I think you will be able to BQ soon!

Katie A. said...

I love reading these lists! Yours is especially good! Switzerland is beautiful, you should see if they have a marathon there! Wait, I don't think they do. It is the cleanest country I have ever been to. I bet they wouldn't want to dirty their country side with marathoners!
And you def have a BQ in your future! Keep up the good work!

Alisa said...

Scenic marathons/races are usually what I gravitate toward too!

I want to go to Switzerland not b/c of Heidi but b/c I want to be Julie Andrews and sing that the "hills are alive" in some green grassy field with beautiful mountains surrounding me!

If you are ever in France, go to Lake Annecy. It was one of the more magical places I've ever been.

Mama said...

Great list! I guess I'm old 'cause I totally know who Heidi is. I don't think I'll ever BQ, but I totally want to run a race in another country.

MCM Mama

Tara said...

Alaska and Ireland would be awesome places to visit!

Jill said...

A marathon on another continent would rock! You'll get to all your lists, just believe....

Teamarcia said...

Love your list! I am do with you in Switzerland tending those goats!

Darlene said...

Switzerland is beautiful and I do remember Heidi (didn't it come on TV before the end of a big football game?). I'd love to go to Alaska.

Heidi said...

HAHHA My name is Heidi and I do NOT tend goats ... though I did own one once - hahaha. Great list!

lindsay said...

i've never read heidi but i've heard of the book at least :) fun list! great goals/things to do in the future - hopefully sooner than later! the dingle marathon sounds wonderful and i am always up for more travel!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Fantastic list! Sounds like you and your daughter are great support for each other. I'm sure she can help you get your BQ!