Update: My Fitness Bucket List

Almost two years ago I posted My Fitness Bucket List and to be honest I haven’t looked back at it since. I wrote it a month before Edith was born, seven months before moving cross country and 19-months before being pregnant once again. So needless to say things have changed a bit.

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First off lets review of what my goals where:

  • In 2012 I wanted to attend postpartum yoga. Well that never happened. I ended up taking Edith to baby yoga but never made it to a postpartum class.
  • In 2012 I had grand plans of run/walking the Disney Wine & Dine Half at four months postpartum. Well that just didn’t happen at all. Despite my low expectations timing just wasn’t right for cost, travel and racing. Side note Neil & I was originally going to run the Disney Half in January 2012 but in October 2012 Neil got in a major bike accident which led us defer to the Wine & Dine and then I oops I got pregnant.
  • In 2014 I wanted to run the Vermont City Marathon as a relay team with Neil. Well we ended up moving across the country in January 2013 and well here I am pregnant again.
  • Sometime between June 2012-2017: participate in the Vermont 100 on 100, attend Wanderlust once again, participate in a Ragnar Race (specifically the Key West one) and do the Expedition Everest Challenge with Neil.
  • Lifetime Goal: Hike the entire Long Trail.

I have to say I had some pretty lofty goals. I mean seriously run/walk my first half just four months postpartum after NO running during my pregnancy?? Was I serious? While others were not unreasonable it’s more unlikely that I will be able to do everything on my original list in the time frame I set out purely for financial, travel and family reasons.

So what does my updated Fitness Bucket List look like?

  • April – July 2014: Stay active during the remainder of my pregnancy by getting out for walks, doing prenatal yoga at home and strength workouts.
  • Early Fall 2014: Get back to being active starting as soon as I am cleared for activity and am feeling physically ready. Starting with lots of walking, strength training and yoga.
  • Late Fall 2014: Start C25K or similar run/walk program. Continue with strength training and yoga.
  • 2015: Run a 5K and a 10K.
  • 2016: Run a 5K, 10K and half marathon.
  • 2017: Run a Disney half marathon.
  • 2018: Participate in a group relay race (Ragnar, VT 100 on 100, Hood to Coast, ect.)
  • Lifetime: Hike the entire Long Trail.
  • Lifetime: Take a Barre3 Class.
  • Lifetime: Try paddle boarding.
  • Lifetime: Run a race in every state (no specific length).

What is at least one thing on your Fitness Bucket List?

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Lindsay Ingalls, a certified holistic health coach, began writing in 2006. She has been featured on Living Harvest, Live Strong, Meatless Monday and other online publications. Lindsay received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. To learn more about Lindsay visit her blog at http://runningwithtongs.com/ and her health counseling site http://gethealthywithlindsay.com

3 thoughts on “Update: My Fitness Bucket List

  1. TrailSnail

    I got to check off one of my bucket list items last year (hike through the Enchantments in a day, woohoo!), and having that goal in mind really helped keep me active all summer. Two others things on my list are to hike the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier – I really should have done that before becoming pregnant – and to run a trail ultra, most likely “just” a 50k, because come on. I’ll also try a 25k first just to make sure I don’t hate it. :^)

    Your new goals sound great and realistic given the circumstances! I hesitate to plan anything specific for this summer beyond “stay active” since I have no idea what pregnancy is going to bring – I’ll just keep walking, doing easy, slow hikes, and try to get my butt to prenatal yoga once I feel safe that I’m not going to puke in class (morning sickness has returned with a vengeance).

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  2. chareatsgreens

    Sounds like a good revised plan!! I think my long-term goals are to keep increasing in the amount of half marathons I run. Last year I ran 2, and this year I want to run 3. I want to just keep improving on my running as much as I can!

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  3. Keeon

    One thing on my fitness bucket list is back packing across Europe. I just need to set a date so that I can cross it off the list one day.

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