Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The Bucket List
I was tagged by Ulyana of Shaped by Running to give the three things that I must do before I die. I have many, many small goals that are on my “bucket list”, but I’ve never really thought of any BIG goals that I absolutely have to do before I get thrown into the ground or stuffed into an urn.
So, let’s give this a try:
1.) I absolutely must make the trek up to Machu Picchu (see picture above) or “The Lost City of the Incas” in Peru. My husband and I have been talking about this one for a few years now, but have never gotten to the point of actually planning it. We’ll get there someday.
2.) Qualify for Boston. I realize that this is pretty generic; the time goal for this one would be 3:45 for me. My short term goal is to just freaking run a marathon without hurting my foot or having like a pulmonary embolism or something.
3.) I want to get my pilot’s license. I have wanted to do this since I was a little girl. I wanna defy gravity!
I do have to say though, that if I died tomorrow; I would die knowing that I have already lived a full and satisfying life. One of my sister’s favorite quotes is”
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Training: I have a key run on my schedule tonight. According to my coach, key workouts are workouts designed for you to see a breakthrough in performance or effort. I work in heart rate zones with my coach and I have been mainly staying in zone 1 and 2 (slower heart rate) while running, tonight’s run will be my first time holding zone three (faster!) for longer then a few minutes at a time. I’m looking forward to it, I’m building back up! (Fist pump).