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lons...sheesh, what a bucket list!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I decided for 2011 that I would dealve into a different side of the fitness world and look at what I came up with. Yikes. So yea, just tell me I'm nuts. emoticon When did I decide to fulfill a bucket list, I'm only 44 years old??? Okay so, I've done the marathons and I've done the triathlons, but the things in that list that I'd never thought I'd add to my vocabulary are kickboxing, boxing, and ultras. Who am I, what planet am I from and who is this person typing this blog?

First off, I'd like to start with the marathon bug and the only thing I have to say is I still want to do more of them. I want to do the NYC marathon, I want to do the Chicago marathon and many more. At first, after I completed my first, I thought I'd never do them again, but then I got that urge and did 2 more just this year to be exact...heck within 4 weeks of each other. So I have to be honest with me and I would like to continue doing more. So there! emoticon

As for triathlon, yep, that's another bucket list item, gotta do that half ironman. I've been setting myself up for that in the year 2012 and I'm still thinking it's got to be that year, not sure why that year, just is....but I also know that if it doesn't happen in 2012, it's okay because there's many years after that!!! I'll continue doing sprints and olympics here and there until I get to that half ironman. emoticon

Now...I've got something else up my sleeve and it's another world that I think I could easily become addicted to. Punching, jabbing, roundhousing, kicking and all that implies. I started a class called Cardio Blast Kickboxing and I've got to tell you, I think I'm hooked and only 3 days into it...what am I nuts! emoticon I love it! So at the end of Feb, I'll start an actual Boxing Basics class and who knows, I might be able to kick some bootie....for real....not just in my dreams....LOL! emoticon emoticon

Okay finally onto something I never thought I'd ever think of or even talk about for that matter and guess what, it's slowly crawled into this endorphin addicted mind just tonight talking on facebook with a marathon maniac friend of mine for many years. The subject was doing an ultra or ultras. Eeek, what, running more than 26.2 miles on a regular basis....okay yea, I'm nuts or am I???? emoticon Uhhhh, dunno....not sure what's happening here but it's all in my brain stored for upcoming things in my life. We shall see what happens.

I wrote this blog just because I needed to get this off of my chest. I know it sounds like so much to go on in such a short period of time but don't worry these things won't happen overnight, they're just things I think about a lot of my days. Some days I feel like I'm missing something and so I ponder on the things I'd like to do and dream about. It's okay to dream right??? I think so. emoticon

Anyhoo, I'll quit rambling and just leave this blog as is.

Ps. I do think of other great things, like my life, my husband, my animals, my family, my friends, my elderly mother and other fun things I'd like to do but the above things consume me.

Thanks for listening !
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  • CAROLYN1213
    You are amazing and so much like me I just want to squeeze you! The only thing that keeps me from doing more marathons or wanting to do ultras is I don't like what happens to my muscle mass and my metabolism. I don't have a runners body and can't maintain those distances forever. So, I do the half marathons and only a couple a year so that I have a three month 'off season' in between half marathons to give me time to accomplish some of my other goals. I will do two half marathons almost back to back in the spring, so the first one will be considered a training run. And then two or maybe three in the fall, but I will do them almost back to back so that I have one training for all three, one taper, one recovery. It takes me 4 - 6 weeks to flip my metabolism back around and I don't live in a region that allows me to run outside year around.

    P.S. LOVE the background!!! And I have dreams of owning a boxing studio someday
    2664 days ago
  • MANIAC364
    wow, I am the Marathon Maniac friend...maniac number 364 to be exact.

    I did not get into running to lose weight. I have never had to lose weight in my life. I did lose weight when I started to run lots of miles...but that was not my goal, just a fact of life.

    Join me...Cowtown...

    Waco's marathon is a good choice as a training run...1.30. Take a down week. One more long run and you are ready for your first ultra!!!

    Now if you just want to run some thons...I am doing one the 15th, but then running the Waco course the 23rd I think, the real race is the 30th. I will then do Austin the 20th of February, then Cowtown the 27th (you can do the 10K the day before if you want to hang with me). 3.6 is Little Rock (they cancelled the Collin Country Marathon before it ever had its first running...they claim that they will give me my money back...). 3.19 is the Bearathon...a low life half, but if you run it as well as the Miracle Match Marathon you get the TNT award...another jacket and a huge medal for running the two toughest marathons in the 20th is the Ardmore, OK marathon (not cancelled yet ). Don't forget the National Marathon the 26th and you re ready for Big D on the 10th of April. If you don't lose weight with all those races you can join me in OKC for their marathon. The next week is the Miwok 100...very small race...I hear that I am the only person from Texas that was accepted. But the most important race to be at is in June...My 100th official marathon, and my last state in running a marathon in all 50 states and DC. But if you miss that you can do the El Scorcho Ultra in Ft. Worth on my birthday weekend...I have done them all actually...then head to Las Vegas in August for the 51K at the Extraterrestrial Full Moon Midnight Marathon out at Area 51...but I ramble...
    2702 days ago
    It appears that you are contemplating some very challenging things. You realize now that they are written down that you will do them. Good luck and have fun! emoticon
    2704 days ago
    Good luck, that's quite a list. I'm thinking it's 10:40 on the east coast. Nothing much to do at this moment, but write a blog. I'm still stressing about completing my first full.

    Tomorrow you can start working on all of those goals.

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    2704 days ago
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