Sunday, September 21, 2014

Running Bucket List

I was so excited when Tracy said she would be co-hosting the monthly 'runners tell all' link up. I love reading these entries, but have never participated before because I've never really felt like talking about my running experiences, or that I was even a runner at all, but that's a post for another time.

But today's post is a race bucket list, and I could totally do that because, well I already had it in my drafts after I saw Tracy's post here. Also, what do I do better than make lists and daydream? Nothing! So here is my bucket list, my race goals and dreams:

1. The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

This is kinda cheating because I am actually signed up for this already. However, I wanted to do another half in the 'ville so it counts. This will be my 4th half marathon.

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2. Disneyland Princess Half Marathon

I have done one race at Disney World (holy humidity) so I am thinking my next race needs to be Disneyland. I love the idea of doing a half or a marathon, though Disney races are definitely not the ones you aim for PRs and such - they are packed, have fun photo ops on the way - you are running through Disney! - so not races to take yourself too seriously. Hopefully 2016.

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3. San Francisco Nike Women's Half Marathon

I know I'm really dreaming with this one, from the hills to the it's so far away to the hard to get into it but I've always wanted to do it.

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4. An international race

One day, wouldn't this be amazing? Can you imagine doing a race in Athens or Rome? I get emotional enough during races, the beauty of a place like that would turn me into a sobbing mess, though I can't help but dream.

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5. Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Half / Full

I love Vegas, and so does KC, and we keep talking about how we want to go back, and November would be the perfect time! It's at nighttime too, which is pretty awesome.

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6. An Australian Race

I have done races at home before (Sydney Morning Herald Half & The City2Surf 3 times) but next time we go home I would love to do another. The Sydney morning herald half was amazing - it was my first half and I was a ball of emotions when I crossed the finish line (even though I walked some of it) because the city is packed and people are cheering you on like they know you. The route has amazing views of the city and I would love to do it again. The City 2 Surf is a bitch of a run, from the CBD to Bondi, so I'm not sure I'd do that one again! It was actually my first race ever (with the bestie, we walked the whole thing) and then my first actually running race - It's the largest run of it's kind in the world, and it's 14k.


7. Do a colour run!

I know these aren't serious and they are more for fun, but don't they look so fun? I was out of town when this came to the 'ville but hopefully next time.

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8. Meet up with Alyssa in another state to do a race.

Alyssa wants to do a race in every state, so I thought I would piggy back on and meet up with her somewhere and do a race. Wouldn't that be so fun? Hopefully she doesn't mind...

9. Break 2 hours in a half marathon.

I don't think I'll succeed in my next one, but possibly the one after. I almost got there in 2012 at 2:05 but under 2 hours - even if it's by 1 second - is definitely a goal.

10. Actually do a marathon.

I'm talking about all these races including actual marathons like I've done one before. I am nowhere near it, but it's certainly a dream for one day.


Are you a runner? What's on your race bucket list? Image Map

47 comments:

  1. No. No, no, no. Just READING this makes me want to collapse in exhaustion! hahaha

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  2. Oh my gosh you look so happy running in that photo! I love hearing about people and their running goals and progress and things, since I'm still stuck trying to make it to a 5k! But if I ever manage I would love to do the disney princess half or the brooklyn half!

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  3. so, I have done a color run and they're SO much fun! I highly recommend it! No zombie runs for you?

    I have run a full marathon and a handful of half marathons. I much prefer the half, the full was just too hard on my body (I'm not built for running, but I'm stubborn, so I run.) I REALLY want to do one of the Disney halfs, and I'm aiming for the Princess too! I'm moving to NC, so I'm thinking of signing up for next years, want to meet up? :)

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  4. Ok so we have a run in Virginia Beach that's a 14k, and I had never heard of any other race being that distance? It's a Valentine's Day run here so I always assumed that that's why it's 14k and not 15k (which is a normal distance). Just interesting that you've also done a 14k, I don't think I've ever met anyone outside of VB who has done one!
    This list is great, I will gladly join you for any and all of these! :)

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  5. Nice list! I'll be at the Vegas Rock'n'Roll this year (it'll be my second time doing it and I highly recommend... so much fun at night!). I also wanted to sign up for the Disney Star Wars half marathon but it filled up too fast. Maybe next year! :)

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  6. i enjoy running trails and obstacle races but not sure if i'm a "runner". my next race is tough mudder next year but i'm looking at signing up for a color run! i heard those are super fun :)

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  7. Our lists are fraternal twins! Haha, I have a Disney Princess Half and Athens on mine too! I would LOVE to do a Nike Women's Marathon, especially in San Fran. And I've done the Color Run twice; it's a blast!

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  8. Um, MIND? Please, it's at the top of my list to meet up with you for a race in a new state. I can't wait! And you mentioned a couple here that I want to do too but didn't break my top 10. I definitely want to run the Nike Womens SF race and a Rock & Roll race somewhere, but they're so pricy! So that's a "we'll see" haha. I did a Color Me Rad a few months ago and it's definitely an experience. I don't think the course was even a full 3.1 though but it is fun and the photo ops are good too :P

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  9. Dude, color runs are the shiznit. I've done soooo many and they are really the reason I even became a "runner."

    I'd kill a bitch to do a Disney run, preferably the 10k, but I'd do a half marathon, even though I said I wouldn't do another half marathon (it just hurt too bad). But the FL humidity might kill me. Ugh.

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  10. Yes to #3 and 4! A lot of people have the Nike half on their list... I would love to do that one! So fun. And I am rooting for you to go under 2 hours! You're so close. It took me 4 tries, and when I finally did it, I cried. It was amazing :) Color Runs are fun, but don't expect to run very much. A LOT of people just go out and walk it, so prepare yourself.

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  11. What a great running bucket list!!!
    Right now I don't have any races on my list - I might add in a few little ones here and there but.....

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  12. Great list! The Urban Bourbon sounds fun. I am a KY native, but live in New York now. Would also love to run a race in San Fran. Love that city! And yes, please to Rome and Athens. That would be AMAZING!

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  13. This is so cool! I wish I had your motivation! Do they traditionally run the Disney race in costume? Cuz that would be awesome...

    I used to run cross country, and it has been on my list to get back into long-distance running shape. Maybe I'll do it in time for the next San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marathon!

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  14. These are all great races - I think running one in another country would be really cool! My goal this year was to run a race - any race and I ran three...so now it's time to come up with another goal!! I have always wanted to run the San Fran one...you also get a Tiffany bracelet at the end :)

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  15. I want to be a runner so badly and I LOVE running but every time I do my knees and back hate me! :( It would still be so much fun to do a race someday though! I always thought the color runs looked like so much fun!

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  16. The Color Run was a ton of fun and the first 5K I had ever done. The Disneyland marathon is on my list too!

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  17. I totally admire that you run, b/c I seriously can't! lol I am the slowest runner ever! It is pretty pathetic. The color run does look super fun though! You have to do it! XO

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  18. Oh my gosh, a princess run in Disney would be SO FUN!! Before I saw that you listed the Rock N Roll run in Vegas that idea popped into my head. It sounds soooo fun! Not going to lie, I've done a 10k but a half totally intimidates me! I think the rock n roll one is the first one I need to sign up for, it sounds so fun and I bet the miles will pass without even noticing (the training part sounds like zero fun though, ha!)

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  19. These sound like fun! A good race to look forward to is always motivating!

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  20. All of these sound like fun... but a lot of work LOL! I hate running so you won't see me doing any of these but good for you girl! I can't believe you're on your 4th half-marathon! I ran to my car a few times when it was raining out.... and we have to park kinda far away. Does that count? :)

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  21. What a lofty list! Go for it! I'be never run more than 7 miles at one time, but I really want to do a triathlon!

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  22. OH an international race is on my list for sure. I'm the same way and get all emotional, seeing the rolling hills of well anywhere would make me cry in that "I'm just so happy" type way! I have always wanted to do the triathlon in south africa. Mostly because I want to travel across Africa and also because it sounds rather epic

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  23. Sadly my running days are behind after 2 knee surgeries but I was able to check off quite a few off my bucket list. There's a marathon relay in Louisville this Fall I'd like to still do though....hint, hint :)

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  24. I mostly do 5K's and 10K's, I've done the 10 miler once. I just hate running any further than that. I have thought about doing a half marathon but sometimes I think I might die lol. Get your run on girl!

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  25. a color run is fun to do, plus it wasn't timed so it was all about having fun and of course getting colorful and i heard the women's run in SF you get your medal at the end handed out to you by firefighters, i mean nothing wrong with that!

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  26. I have been wanting to do the color run forever! I should just do it already!

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  27. how fun would a disney princess run?? and yes to the color run!!

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  28. You would love the Color Run!
    Yeehaaww for your Urban Bourbon next month!!!
    Disney Princess half is my ULTIMATE dream race.

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  29. I have always wanted to do the color run and the princess fun....just for the outfits. :)

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  30. you GO girl!! I have never done anything like this!

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  31. Those races look awesome, rock it out lady.

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  32. Those color runs always look like fun and the Vegas one, I'm sure is too!

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  33. i think my goal is to do the nike women's half too!

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  34. You go girl!!!! I'm wanting to die just think about marathons haha! I wish I liked to run but I really don't... I've tried and tired and my body is like nope!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  35. Awesome list! The Disney Princess 1/2 marathon and Color Run especially look like a LOT of fun! I hope you get to do all these things!

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  36. Great list. I did a Color Run, It really was a lot of fun. I need to get back into running/training. I haven't done one in almost a year. I think it was January.

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  37. I will say more power to you! If you ever see me running.....RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! It is because there is danger. Or a dinosaur. Orrrrr a really good sale.....

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  38. I didn't know you were a runner! Is there anything you don't do? The Disney Princess run sounds pretty incredible!

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  39. You could totally do a marathon!! :)
    I haven't signed up for the Urban Bourbon yet, but I'm going to! A race on my bucket list is the Great Wall of China marathon!

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  40. Wow! I knew you like to run but I didn't know you LOVED to run! If you are already signed up for a half marathon you definitely need to take it to the next level and go for a full marathon. I will cheer you on via Instagram. LOL :)

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  41. I did one half marathon that I didn't necessarily train for.......I haven't done one since ;-) I do need to get back into running though....that Wedding will be here before I know it shoot!

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  42. You can do a full!!! I never thought I could and I did it. I think the Nike Women's marathon in San Francisco would be super awesome (and hilly). I have a friend who ran there and she really enjoyed it.

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  43. I want to do one of the color runs too- everyone seems to have such a blast!

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  44. I would love to do an international run too, and I have never been to Australia, so an international Australian race is sounding pretty good to me right now! Also, I really want to do a color run too. They just look really fun and messy. Great list!

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  45. If I could (or wanted to) run, I would definitely like to sign up for these races, they sound like a ton of fun. I've seen a lot of people post pictures from the colour runs!!

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  46. Okay the Bourbon one sounds fun! I did a few color runs and they aren't time or anything but super fun!

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  47. I love this list!!! My sis runs races here in Oz all the time. One day I hope i can come back and run one with her!

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