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Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

Bucket List

I am constantly adding to this list. For some reason I feel the need to accomplish all items by the time I’m 30. Of course, that won’t happen…but I still plan to try. I’ll create a new bucket list when that time comes.

  • Run a marathonย (San Diego, June 2012)
  • Run a half marathon in all 50 states. Completed:
    • Wisconsin (7)
    • California (1 full, 1 half)
    • Missouri (1)
    • Iowa (1)
    • Arizona (1)
    • Colorado (1)
    • Minnesota (1)
  • Go skydiving
  • Bungee jump
  • Take a life-changing risk
  • Visit the Rockefeller Christmas tree
  • Walk in Central Park
  • Musically based:
    • Go to a Coldplay concert
    • Camp at a music festival (preferably Coachella but any will do)
    • Go to a concert at Red Rocks
    • See Mumford & Sons in concert
    • See Alabama Shakes in concert
    • See Temper Trap in concert
    • See Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • Visit the World Trade Center Memorial & Museum
  • Become fluent in Spanish
  • Stand under the Hollywood sign
  • Meet Zac Efron
  • Meet Erin Andrews
  • Meet JJ Hardy
  • Meet Emma Stone
  • Be on the Amazing Race
  • Go to the Ellen Degeneres show
  • Visit every major city in the U.S. (let’s say one major city in each state)
  • Spot a whale in the ocean
  • Pet a giraffe
  • Ride an elephant
  • Visit South America
  • Get over my fear of snakes (this will never, ever happen)
  • Climb a 14er (I hiked Mount Bierstadt)
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Ride a hot air balloon
  • Attend a game in every B1G College Football Stadium
    • Complete: Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State
  • Swim under a waterfall
  • Learn how to play the guitar
  • Shop (or just walk) on Rodeo Drive
  • Paintball
  • Visit the Mustard Museum (this shouldn’t be hard…it’s in my hometown)
  • Go to Hawaii
  • Go to the Olympics (attend, not compete…but I wouldn’t mind competing)
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Stand on 4 Corners
  • Ride a helicopter
  • Go to the top of the Saint Louis Arch
  • Marry the one I love
  • Adopt an animal
  • Become an Iowa Hawkeye Season Ticket Holder
  • Become a Wisconsin Badger Basketball Season Ticket Holder
  • Do a Color Run
  • Take a photo a day for a full year
  • See the John Lennon wall in Prague

10 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. I never noticed you had a list. All of these are very attainable, sans the Amazing Race, somewhat out of your control but there is no reason why you wouldn’t be able to make it on! I will put together my international cities list and you can adjust it for your own use.

    PS- you should be able to cross off three of these items in June : Hollywood sign, Rodeo Dr and the marathon…good luck!

  2. LOVE your bucket list!! It’s great to put it out there for the world to see – good luck on reaching them all – you can do it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Hi Megan, I came across your blog and read your latest post about Fred. It made me feel a little sad even though I don’t know who he is. Thank you for your reflections on that post.

    I think your bucket list of to-dos before 30 is really great! I have just completed an iPhone app (adream) where people can share their dreams and goals in a fun way. It’s my little dream of helping others achieve theirs in this way. Do check it out if you own an iPhone and hope it helps you ๐Ÿ™‚

    All the very best, Ray

    adream – (iPhone app)

    • Hi Ray, thanks for your note! Unfortunately, we get these nasty little reminders every once in awhile to be good. I just downloaded the app and can’t wait to check it out! Thanks for sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Cool list!! Sky Diving is one of the most awesome things I have ever done!!!!

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