Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bucket List

Have you ever seen the movie "The Bucket List"?

Awesome actors, great story,
real life.

I have a Bucket List, do you?

It's one of those things that I heard about on Oprah,
probably in the late 80's.

I think I made my first list in college.
(yup, I'm that old!)

1. Go to Japan
2. Get a degree
3.Get a credential
4. Get a Master's Degree
5. Go Skydiving
6. Lose 20 lbs
7. Become a size 8, 6, 4
8. Shoot a gun
9. Ride a camel
10. Go on a safari
11. Go on a missions trip
12. Speak to over 1,000 people at one time
13. Visit Betty Launer's grave in Utah
14. Become a Principal
15. Run a 1/2 Marathon
16. Have a home with a view
17. Live on the beach
18. Write a book
19. Publish that book
20. See a show in New York
21. Meet Oprah
22. Get a belly piercing 
23. Get a tattoo
etc.....there's more!

I got to cross off #15 Sunday, as I ran my 
FIRST 1/2 Marathon in Long Beach!

My family

I have been training 
and it has NOT been easy doing something that I do not enjoy doing,
but boy,
was it worth it!!

I had to stretch myself and train with a goal in mind.
I had to discipline my mind to keep going and "Embrace the Suck".
I had to do the little things that would help me prepare for the bigger thing.

I had to change my thinking 
think like a runner.

Have you ever intentionally done that?

I was encouraged by these bible verses as I ran-

 Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 
Hebrews 12:1

 With God’s help we will do mighty things. 
Psalm 60:12

 Anything is possible if a person believes. 
Mark 9:23

Favorite quote from "The Bucket List"
Edward Cole( Jack Nicholson) :  I envy people who have faith, I just can't get my head around it.
Carter Chambers(Morgan Freeman):  Maybe because your head's in the way. 

Do you have a Bucket List?
If so,
what are you going to cross off next?

If not,
why not make one?
What are YOU going to cross off first?

#11 & #18 are next for me!



  1. You are SUCH an inspiration in so many ways!!! Loved reading this and so proud of you for this AWESOME accomplishment!

  2. Heidi- thank you so much for your comment! You are in part one of the reasons I even started running! You made it look so easy! thanks again for visiting my blog!


Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I LOVE happy, healthy, sparkly comments!