Fitness Bucket List

Now that I am 30, I figured I would update my fitness bucket list! A few months ago I realized I had completed a bunch of items on my vision board and with a new generation of my life beginning this week I started to think about some fitness things I want to accomplish.

I created a Pinterest board entitled, Fitness Bucket List (thank you Captain Obvious) to remind myself of these things and so I can add and evolve the list as time goes on. This is basically my vision board but digitalized.

  • Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer

I have been kicking this idea around for a while now. I don’t know if I would actually use it to train people but I would love to teach a fitness class at some point in my life and would want to be a CPT first. Most studios and gyms require this to teach, but not all. There are so many different companies to become certified through and I have in no way done enough research to know which would be best for me. I just know its something that it on the fitness bucket list.

  • Complete and Olympic Distance Triathlon

triathlon set up

I have already done 10 or so triathlons but they have all been the sprint distance. I would love to step up my game and do a longer distance tri. I know my training would need to be amped up and I would probably want to hire a coach (real life or online). This would be a big time commitment and financial commitment for me but I think the accomplished feeling after finishing would all be worth it.

  • Be a FitFluential Ambassador

I’ve grown to love FitFluential over the past year and being an ambassador for a brand I truly believe in is something I would love. They layout exactly what it takes to become an ambassador on their site and its something I will work towards until I get there.

  • Finish a Long Distance Obstacle Race

spartan beast

For example, a Spartan Beast. This race consists of 13+ miles and 25+ obstacles. A few years ago I did a Spartan Race at Fenway Park and had a blast but it was a short one, only 3ish miles.  After training for my first half marathon, I grew to love longer distance runs and adding obstacles to the mix just sounds fun. Call me crazy, but it does.

  • Run a race in another country

How cool would that be? To travel and run a race! The Sparkasse 3-Laender Marathon is not only in anther country but winds its way through three countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland! Now, I don’t necessarily want to run a marathon but I thought this was a particularly cool example.

That is all I have for now, but I will be updating my Pinterest board as new fitness bucket list items get added. Until then, check out my Workout Class Bucket List below:

30 Reasons I’m Excited to be 30

Today is the day! I’m 30! For some reason, I have been particularly exited about this birthday. Not sure why and most of my friends are kind of freaking out about it but I am really excited about this milestone. So for your reading pleasure, here are 30 Reasons I’m Excited to be 30.

30 reasons i'm excited to be 30

  1. I’ve been telling people that was 30 for about a year and a half. Now I’m not lying when I do it.
  2. I’m getting married!
  3. I’ve moved into the younger end of my race age brackets. Bring on the trophies and medals (ha!).
  4. I don’t have to feel guilty for staying in on weekends…
  5. …and for going to bed early.
  6. I’ve really just outgrown my 20s. They were a blast but I’m over it.
  7. I’m done with school!
  8. I actually found a job I like…
  9. …that’s in my field…
  10. …in an industry I LOVE…
  11. …and I have co-workers that I love…
  12. …and I feel like I now have a career and not just a job.
  13. I am not always broke. Ugh, I was so broke for so long and now I actually have a few pennies to rub together. And wedding poor doesn’t count because I am absolutely wedding poor.
  14. “Enjoy yourself. That’s what your 20s are for. Your 30s are to learn the lessons; your 40s are to pay for the drinks.” – SATC. Time to learn the lessons! I wonder what they are? I’m looking forward to finding out.
  15. TheChrisMosier said it best, “It was almost a relief to be 30 – sort of like validation that I actually was old enough to be take seriously, and still young enough to be awesome.” Yup, still young and awesome here!
  16. I don’t think I look 30.
  17. I actually know I don’t because I still get carded A LOT! I guess I should take it as a compliment now.
  18. Some pretty fantastic things are going to happen (hopefully) in my 30s aside from getting married; going to Asia (honeymoon-style), buying a house, having kiddos.
  19. After running the MerryThon, I will have fun a half marathon in my 30s. I’ll have 10 years to rest before running one in my 40s.
  20. I am kind of numbers nerd and 30 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 10, 15 and 30! 29 is only divisible by 1 and 29. Thirty is at least 6 times cooler than 29.
  21. SL is already 30 and I hate lagging behind.
  22. Everyone I talk to says they have loved their 30s.
  23. I am in a much better place in terms of eating and being healthy.
  24. My freak out birthday came when I turned twenty. 30 will just be fun, even thought its a Monday.
  25. Coffee dates are just as appropriate as drink dates. That means I can still get to bed early (see #5).
  26. I am infinitely wiser that I was even at 28. Wiser = better life decisions. I have definitely made some good ones lately and I am sure there will be more to come in my 30s.
  27. Birthdays are exciting no matter what. Especially birthdays that end in a 0.
  28. When I refer to myself as an OLD lady, I will actually be right. At 30, you’re older than 42% of Americans (according to the internet, which is always right).
  29. “Everything I know I learned after I was thirty.” – Georges Clemenceau. Similar to the SATC quote. Looks like I have a lot more to learn.
  30. I’m just excited!! I feel like I am exactly where I should be in my personal and professional life. I know I have a lot more to learn but I also have a lot I can teach.

At 10:16am I officially ended one era of my life. The 20s were a wild and crazy time but I am not sad to see them go. I am happy to dive head first into my 30s and I am so excited to see how they treat me.