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.
- Cycle the coast of the UK
- Cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats
- Cycle around the coast of Ireland
- Climb Kilimanjaro
- Cycle the length of France
- Run an ultra marathon
- But first better start with a marathon
- Run the Welsh 3000s
- Complete a duathlon
- 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…