We all love a good list – shopping list, to do list and the infamous bucket list. But if you want to stay active forever and maybe even have some fun along the way, get started on your Fitness Bucket List! What’s one event that makes your heart pound just thinking about it?
Well I say – Put it on a list, stay accountable and get training! Here are my Top 5 ideas to get that list started.
Newbie’ Runners to the seasoned Marathoner:
- Join your local running group and enter a 5k or 10k for charity – plenty to choose from here Not only will you tick that box and meet new people you are raising much-needed funds!
- Sign up for a marathon in another country, here are just a few:
- Boston Marathon because it’s the oldest and most prestigious in the US (hint if you don’t make the qualifying race time, you can run under a charity name instead);
- Berlin Marathon the fastest marathon course;
- Athens Marathon This is where it all began!
Of course the reward for all your hard work will be a holiday to celebrate in some of these amazing places!
Think stairs, lots of them, climbing….up! Definitely a challenging one for the bucket list, but stair climbing is a total body workout and you need to build some serious strength in those legs and lungs! Don’t be fooled by the thought of a ‘sprint’, you going to need endurance and strength – fast!
There is a ‘Vertical World Circuit’ (yup), so you are covered all around the world.
If you love a good power walk or at least serious about your walking, here are some treks you that you will need fit legs and a good pair of lungs for:
- Everest Base Camp Ah-ma-zing. Scenery is spectacular – what a way to reward your hard work;
- Inca Trail One of the top 5 treks in the world “Lost City of the Incas’
- Routeburn Track NZ The Alpine Valleys are calling!
If you don’t know it’s a 3.86km swim, followed by an 180km cycle and then a full marathon (42kms). All under 17hrs. Ok so this may just sound like crazy stuff but remember this is a ‘bucket list’, not just something you do any ol’ day. The training is tough but you can literally travel all corners of the world to participate, or, your local area will no doubt have a ‘tri’ club! Oh and you can always start small with what they call a ‘sprint’. Here are two popular Ironman’s:
Keep it simple
- If you love yoga – sign up to a 30 day challenge;
- Can’t master that push up or pull up? Get a couple of sessions from a personal trainer and set yourself a goal;
- Learn to Surf – its not easy but great for core strength and balance and you may just have to go to Hawaii for those lessons;
- Try a new sport – if you are one who loves to socialise and have fun – this is a great way to not feel like you are exercising.
- Get muddy – Enter a Mud Run. Loads of fun with others crawling through mud, under fences and over walls.
What is on your Fitness Bucket List?