Updated: The Running (and Biking) Bucket List: What's on Yours?
That type of mindset works fine and dandy when you aren't particularly attached to being able to participate in an event and when there isn't much involved in doing so, say when it's a local race with no cap. But I've had to rethink my habits now because my racing interests have changed quite a bit and the types of events I am focused on right now sell out instantly and require more planning both training-wise and travel-wise. The 2014 Big Sur International Marathon, for example, sold out in a record 59 minutes when registration opened on July 15th.
So at this particular moment, here is my RUNNING BUCKET LIST for 2014:
Siberian Express Trail Run ...maybe
Winterfest 5K ...maybe
Frosty 5 ...maybe
Little Rock Marathon
Mountain Goat 15K ...maybe
Purdue Boilermaker Sprint Triathlon ...maybe (either this or Allerton if they fall on the same date)
Allerton Trails Half Marathon
Kentucky Derby Marathon
Ragnar Madison to Chicago
Le Tour de Shore 100-Mile Bike Ride
Race Around the World Duathlon
Two Rivers Century
Momence Glad 10K
Maverick Aquatics Sprint Triathlon
Tri the Du Duathlon
Wild Wild Wilderness Trail Run
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon
Route 66 Marathon
I want to add more biking events and at least one 50K in there, but God willing, income willing, time willing, health willing, I have a bit of a plan for 2014. And I am really looking forward to undertaking new challenges, experiencing different events, traveling to new places, sharing the joy with both old and new friends, and representing for Great Race Nutrition, Swirlgear, and Running Buddy. I would love to hear what's on your Running Bucket List. Whether it's your first 5K or your 20th marathon or your 100-mile ultra, please share, because it's all exciting to hear about.