Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Bucket List and a Winner

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

And the winner is.....


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Back in the summer when I was celebrating my bday, I had decided that I would do a "34 Bucket List"...since we are more than 1/2 way through the year till my bday again, I figured that I better revisit those goals that I set for myself, to see how I'm doing. So let's recap:

1. Run 1,200 km...I've still got a long way to go with this one, but I am convinced once our weather co-operates and I am able to start running outside again, my mileage will increase.

2. Sign up for 2 more 1/2 marathons so sorta...I signed up for the FCRR 1/2 marathon this year and although I have not signed up for another 1/2 I am signed up and running ATB next weekend, and that's a 30k I am going to give myself credit for that and day that I have completed this goal

3. Sign up and complete a min. of 2 duathlons - I am not officially signed up yet but Mike and I are currently figuring out logistics of which triathlons we are going to participate in this year

4. Go to Key West...sadly I don't think this one is going to happen :(

5. Save $ for our trip to far so good. T minus approx. 12 months...the kids are already asking if they can come with ;)

6. Eat at an iHop  got to do this on our trip to Chicago back in October

7. Go on a date night with my hubby once a month although a lot of our dates end up at the gym - we really look forward to working out together and then grabbing a martini to top off date night

8. Take the kids swimming at least twice a month we have really been as a family trying to take advantage of going to the Y together, and outside of their swimming lessons, we on average have been taking them swimming 1-2 times per week!

9. Organize and purge all of my clothes...has not happened yet...but I've continued to "add" to my closet (totally the opposite of what I should have been doing)

10. Take more pictures of my kids...I tend to go in spurts with this...but good news for me that my kids like taking selfies

11. Read a book a month since I set this goal I have been probably averaging 2-3 books per month...way better then the big fat 0 I was reading before

12. Go zip-lining...I actually forgot about this one...

13. Add at least 3 more cups (from different city's) to my Starbucks collection...I'm 1/3 of the way there...this has proved to be more difficult then I originally thought

14. Bake with the kids...nope...has not happened yet, but looks like we might have to do this within the next week since J has to do this for his homework for school

15. Get a massage...has not happened yet

16. Visit my mom more...I definitely think that I have been way more consistent with spending time with her

17. Play volleyball...has not happened...BUT I saw the other night at the Y that they have a drop in league on Monday nights, so I will need to check that out 

18. Try a new-to-me food...I am pretty sure I have done this, but the meal does not come to mind, so I'll leave this one the list

19. Be present with my kids while they are kids and do my best to raise them to be responsible, happy adults...being present is something that I have really been making a conscience effort putting the electronics away, so I am not distracted when we are spending time together

20. Do an un-assisted pull-up...nope...have not even worked on this

21. Host a games night party...I went to a games night...does that!?

22. Start a "my favourites" girls night...have not had the 1st one yet, but I am looking forward to putting something together

23. Write up a bunch of blog posts to have ready for when we are on vacation...we were able to get some awesome blogging friends to do guest posts for us while we were away!

24. Book an all inclusive vacation for February...and it was awesome!!!!

25. Meet up with blogging friends in Chicago when we are all there for marathon weekend in October


26. Reach my Louis Vuitton weight...I  am currently really focusing on this, and have finally decided to take it this one is a work in progress

27. Ride my bike to work...has happened...but not for a number of months now...come one spring weather

28. Go to Cedar Point...not yet

29. Go to a concert...hmmm...I forgot this one was on the list too

30. Sign up for a family membership at the YMCA...and get lots of family use out of it Yup!

31. Do core/ab work 3 times a week...has/is not happening. This is one that I should really start working on

32. Run a 5km in 28min...does 28 and change count?!?

33. Finish a 1/2 marathon in 2:30...I have succeeded on the my goal is to be able to meet this time at the Niagara Falls Women's 1/2 marathon in June

34.  Take a girl's weekend trip...hmmm where do you want to go Rhoda?

How are your goals going so far this year?

What's your favourite day of the week?


  1. Nicole @ Pink Elephanton ParadMarch 19, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    why take pictures of the children when you can just teach the children to take pictures of themselves? It's an important life lesson.

  2. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comMarch 19, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Haha I love this (especially your Hawaii idea ;) )! Looks like you are doing amazingly well so far!

  3. Heidi @ www.idlehide.comMarch 19, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    You're doing awesome with your list. Very cool you got to meet Skinny Runner...she's like a blogger celeb;)
    I love your Starbucks city collection- I have a few different ones and they're fun to have!

  4. You are doing awesome and I really like this list- something to work for both little AND big things!

  5. Love all of these! A girls weekend trip sounds so fun. You ladies should travel to Dallas and RUN with me!! :-) :-)

  6. You've made a lot of progress and I think that once the weather cooperates you will be able to mark off several more!!
    So cool that next year's trip is Hawaii - my favorite!!

  7. Shopping weekend please :)

  8. An important trait that I am happy to pass on to them

  9. Thanks Amy! I have never been to Hawaii and I am super excited to plan this trip...we are going there to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary

  10. I like the tumblers from SB and they've been quite the challenge finding

  11. Thanks Laura...I think this night need to become a yearly bday tradition

  12. Ooohhh Dallas sounds like fun - I've never been to Texas

  13. Agreed!!! Any recommendations for our Hawaii trip Kim?

  14. Lotsa fun races here in the fall/winter! You would have a place to stay haha...I mean that so let me know!!

  15. Hmm, thats a tough one. Really love Indiana, and never been to Pensilvania!!??? We could do a draw!??

  16. She didn't ask you Mike, she said "Rhoda".

  17. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comMarch 20, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Awwww!! What a fantastic anniversary! Super early congrats to you both :)

  18. Love your bucket list! I have not read an entire book in years!!! I also want to go to a concert:)