Lately it seems all my bucket list cravings are trips revolving around exercise. Maybe that is a great sign pointing to the fact that working is a big part of my daily life – even my biggest travel wishes involve some type of physical activity. However, unfortunately there is also a thing called a budget and because of that these are bucket list items and not realities.
My Top 10 Bucket List Fitness Dreams
*in no particular order
10. Pace a Half Marathon –
I would love to be a pacer in a half marathon and to get to have that feeling of leading others across the finish line. I believe it would be more awesome than crossing the line alone.
9. Run the NYC Marathon –
As far as marathons in the USA go this one is number 1 on my list. It crosses off so many other items – visit new York for the first time, run through Central Park, sightsee, etc.
8. Attend a Fitness Blogger Conference –
being surrounded by so many like minded people would be fabulous, and what a great chance to learn so many new things.
7. Race Internationally –
The whole experience of running in a foreign country seems exhilarating. The Paris and London marathons are the top two international races on my list.
6. Run a Women’s Only Race –
I think it would be amazing to experience the atmosphere that comes from running a race full or ladies. I must admit the Nike series is at the top of my list because of the bling from Tiffany’s. How can you beat that little blue box.
5. Complete a Ragnar Relay –
I have never done a relay race and just something about spending a whole weekend trapped in a van with my best running buddies only escaping to run – well it sounds like heaven!
4. Spectate the Boston Marathon –
I may never be fast enough to qualify, but there is no speed limit on cheerleaders.
3. Hike & Zip Line the Costa Rican Rain Forest –
The idea of going to see the rainforest is both enticing, exciting, and awe inspiring. I have heard amazing things about Costa Rica and would love to wander my way through the rain forest on hikes and even fly threw on zip line. How gorgeous it would be!
*The picture below was taken ziplining at the Gorge in North Carolina.
2. Bike Tour of Tuscany –
I went to Italy once for a week long course over spring break my freshman year of college. I fell in love with Tuscany and always vowed to go back. However, it has been a dozen years and I have yet to make it anywhere out of the states again. When I do go what better way to see it than to bike though the gorgeous countryside. To get to see parts of Tuscany that you would not otherwise.
1. Hike the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim –
I’ve read that people in decent shape can hike the entire Grand Canyon route, about 23 miles, in about 8-12 hours. I’ve never been out west, and what better way to see it. Gorgeous views that you could only see by making the hike, but also rough with huge elevation and temperature changes – a good challenge.