I am a list girl. Having a fresh list motivates me, and having a list with all its items crossed off makes me feel incredible. If there’s something I want to get done, there’s a much higher chance it’s going to happen if I put it on a list.
As a way to keep myself motivated to keep moving and trying new fitness things throughout the summer, I created a Summer Fitness Bucket List. I didn’t want it to be so long that I couldn’t realistically get to everything, but still long enough to really be a challenge. Here’s what made the final cut:
1. Complete a 30-day Plank Challenge
I’m thinking I’ll do this in June.
2. Run 6 miles
The longest run I’ve done this year is 5 miles. I want to increase my mileage a bit and mix in some longer runs.
3. Run 8 miles
Really need to build up to this.
4. Run 10 miles
This might be a stretch! It’s been about 10 years since I’ve run 10 miles. Yikes.
5. Run at least one road race
It’ll probably be a 5K. There’s one I’m eyeing in mid-June.
6. Complete a 30-day Push-up Challenge
I’m thinking this will be my July challenge.
7. Try a new class
There’s so many classes at the YMCA I haven’t tried yet. I would also like to try a Pure Barre class.
8. Do yoga 1 time per week
Honest: I strongly dislike yoga. My body needs it, though.
9. Do a hill workout
Is it weird that I kind of like hill workouts? I need to find a good hill for this.
10. Go on a long bike ride
There’s a 70 mile bike trail that I could hop on not far from our house. I have never even seen it! I need to change that.
11. Run a timed mile on the track
I haven’t done this since college. My best time back then was 5:55. I’d like to see if I could beat that time.
12. Do <1 speed workout on the track
I would love to do this once a week, but I know that won’t happen. Hoping to at least get there twice.
I have a little work space on one wall of the kids’ play room, and I taped my Summer Fitness Bucket List there so I will see it everyday. (As you can see, the wall is a decorating work-in-progress.)
Just making this list got me excited for working out this summer. Sometimes a little list is all it takes! Need some extra motivation? Make a Summer Fitness Bucket List!
What’s on your Summer Fitness Bucket List?