Crossing off My Bucket List

 

Whew!

At 9:45 this morning I completed my first triathlon of the summer. It was a new one for me and I had a rocky start…water and air temp were FREEZING…but I persevered.

My final time 2:01.

I’m so happy….I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that unless I purchase a super bike or amp up my running, my time will always stay the same.

I think amping up the running may be the least expensive first step.

One triathlon down means one check off the old bucket list.

Yep, I have bucket list…You can actually see some of my list here and on my Pinterest Board.

Why a bucket list?

I live  a fuller life when I’m working toward something. If you give me nothing, but visiting Target everyday and watching a two year throw a temper tantrum every five minutes I’d probably lose my mind. But if you give me that, AND some items to aspire to I’m happy. I may be a little stressed, but I’m happy.

There are moments though when I wonder if it’s worth it. The training, the planning, the LIST, but then I grab my pen and scratch it across the page obliterating the item off the list.

And once I’ve crossed an item off the list, I feel empowered and invincible. Ready to face those crazy mobs at Target and ignore the temper tantrums.

So, grab a pencil and pad of paper and make your own list, you never know what you may accomplish.
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Starting tomorrow for the next two weeks, you will hear some other bloggers talk about their bucket lists or their opinions on bucket lists. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…

Now I’m off to cross two more items off the list, my second triathlon and playing football at Kinnick Stadium. I’m giddy just thinking about it…

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Comments

  1. Congrats! Completing a triathlon is an awesome thing – great job!

  2. I think about bucket lists and things I want to accomplish constantly.
    My husband always says that I need a plan for everything and I am trying to be a little more spontaneous, but I need a goal, something to work towards! It has saved my sanity more than once!
    I love the bucket list pinboard on Pinterest. I’m stealing it 😉

  3. I am so inspired by you, Brook! Good for you!!!

  4. That’s awesome! I agree with Lenae — You inspire me!

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