Jinxing the bucket.

Do you have a bucket list?  You know, a list of things to do before "kicking the bucket".  At one point in my life, I had a list of things to do before I die, but I have lost it, and can't remember what was on that list.  I could try to recreate this list, but I don't really want to.  I have made bucket lists of things to do before I move from someplace.  However, something out of my control usually happens, and I am unable to accomplish the wish list.  You see, I feel like as soon as I express my desire to accomplish something that is really important to me, the universe conspires against me.  Yes, friends, I am important enough that the ENTIRE universe conspires against me.  For real.  You probably are too, either that, or the universe likes you a lot more.

Even though I don't have an official "bucket" list, I have come up with two things I want to do before we leave here.

1.  Run a half marathon.
2.  Stay in a hotel where the rooms are huts over the water.

I have already registered for a half marathon in November.  I have started my training, and I am glad I have that long, because I am going to need it.  This was almost thwarted the other day when I was nearly hit by a car, crossing the street.  As in, Ben was worried that I had, in fact, been hit by a car.  It was a close one.  So, as long as I stay in one piece, and don't contract some strange disease between now and then, I should be okay.  I hope.

What can I say about number two?  I really want it to happen.  Even if it is only for one night.

There you have it.  My "bucket" list.

I have probably jinxed myself now that I have told you about my list.  However, I also need some accountability, especially with number one.  You see the week that I registered for the race, I lost all desire to run...and have been working on it ever since.  I have made some adjustments to my training, and so far things are going better.  I hope it will continue.

Do you have a bucket list?  What is on it?


Lisa said...

The reward for completing number 1 should be number 2. Two birds, one stone. Mission accomplished. I have faith in you (and the universe, fingers crossed).

Anonymous said...

#2 is begging for a trip to the Maldives!

As long as you're in Sri Lanka, #3 on your list should be "rent a private island."


Daniela Swider said...

Yes, I agree with Lisa and Anonymous! I wish I could run but I hate it. But I promise not to conspire with the universe against you. Keep up the good work!!!

$ said...

Congrats on setting the goal to run the race! Signing up is half way there. You can do it. If you want any support or training ideas, let me know. Good luck and keep it up!

Sara said...

Way to go on the marathon registration. That is something that is not on my bucket list but I admire you for it being on yours.

I guess I'd have to think about my list a bit more but maybe it's ok not to have a set list. That way anything that gets done is a nice surprise and anything that doesn't get done is not a disappointment

Jessica said...

You can do it! I have never had a bucket list but I always think it's fun to hear about other people's. I am glad you didn't get injured when you were very nearly hit! Be careful!

Heather Dray said...

Love the bucket list - very honest, and (yay!) totally doable.

My list has always included a marathon (which I swear I will only do 1x in this life - the training is seriously awful) -- so I signed up for the Nike Women's Marathon in San Francisco in October. Which has a Tiffany Necklace as the reward instead of a medal. VERY AWESOME! And truthfully my biggest motivation.

Now, if only you could find a 1/2 Marathon that is at a location with the hut you desire to stay in the night before the race. That would give you some motivation, eh?

Good luck with your training!!