Athletic To Do List

I’m a big list person. List making settles my brain when I start feeling overwhelmed and sometimes I save lists to look at later to remind myself of what I was thinking or doing or worrying about at a particular time…like the world’s most half-assed journal, I suppose.

I’ve got several on-going lists: places I want to visit, experiences I want to have, money goals I want to meet, etc*. I also have an athletic to-do list that I started when I was in college and have been neglecting ever since. In no particular order:

Swim in a Masters meet  (completed July 2009)

Run a 5K

Run a 10K  (completed Oct. 2002, finished 202 out of 211, with a blazing speed of 1:09:02)

Beat my 10K time

Complete an individual sprint triathlon

Learn to cross country ski

Compete in an open water swim

Qualify for Masters Nationals is swimming

Ride at least one day of RAGBRI

Run a half-marathon

Make it to the top of a rock climbing wall (seriously,  every single time I’ve tried, I end up 3/4 of the way up and freeze)

Run a mile in less than 10 minutes (I am not a natural runner. I’m not embarrassed by this goal)

How about you? Any events or goals or times that get you moving?


* At no point will I ever use the phrase “bucket list” because that annoys me for some reason, but that is the basic idea of the on-going lists


3 thoughts on “Athletic To Do List

  1. Kelly says:

    I am so proud of you. You are such a stud!! Lately I’ve been doing a bootcamp workout that kicks my tail. Wish you were here (or I was there because it is TOO hot here) and we could do all this together. Except not the lake part. Definitely not the lake part.

  2. Wendy says:

    You have an excellent and totally do-able list. I’m always reluctant to make lists because no matter how many things I cross of, I tend to fixate on whatever I *haven’t* done yet, which depresses me, which makes me stop looking at the list, which means I don’t end up finishing it. Yes, I know, and this is *after* years of therapy. And Kelly, the lake wasn’t that bad; it was only *one* body, after all.

    Mr. Monkey

    • Wendy says:

      I should clarify that my lovely husband wrote the previous comment while I was still apparantly logged on to the blog.

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