What do you want to do with your life? || Are you really doing what you want?

Who else has a bucket list?

I see endless stories and pictures from people really testing their mettle doing this challenge or that challenge and I want to be out there doing it too. I just haven’t quite figured out how it’s done while keeping your job, earning money and fitting all the other life responsibilities in, too. There’s just so little time! Or am I kind of kidding myself and playing it safe?

Anyway: here’s a few things on my bucket list.

  1. Cycle the coast of the UK
  2. Cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats
  3. Cycle around the coast of Ireland
  4. Climb Kilimanjaro
  5. Cycle the length of France
  6. Run an ultra marathon
  7. But first better start with a marathon
  8. Run the Welsh 3000s
  9. Complete a duathlon
  10. Do yoga every day

These are just 10 examples but I’m sure there are many more things. I so often dream about doing something that is going to push me, to find and grow my confidence in myself as a woman and person. I want to test how resilient I am out there in the real world to help put the measly petty little things of day-to-day life into perspective and prove to myself that things work out in the end.*

I think proving this to yourself is very important because otherwise everything builds up and you burry your head instead of calmly dealing with the issues.

*My first taster of this would be on my West Highland Way trip. Both of my Achilles tendons were strained and I was seriously struggling to walk. I went from the extremes of being sodden to trying to get through a walk without enough water. This is the closest I have ever come to really having to mentally push myself to get through.

I refused to back out but – on the other side – damn did it hurt! I remember feeling a blankness come over me: pure miserable and oppressing blankness. It was tough and yet I still want to go back to push myself through it again. Call me odd…

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  1. September 29, 2016 / 7:40 am

    Move the cycle around the Irish coast to the top of your list, it really is stunning. The full Wild Atlantic way is the ride to go for, so much more rewarding than riding any UK coastline on roads which rarely follow the coast at all.
    Jack

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