Wednesday, June 29, 2016

30 x 30 Update

Hi everyone!  Today I'm dropping by to share my annual update on my 30x30 list.  I shared this last year when I turned 25, and now one year later I'll let you know my progress.  This has been such an amazing year, and I can't wait to see what 26 has in store for me!

Buy a house 4/1/16

Break 2 hours in the half marathon 10/11/15 and 3/19/16


Break 4 hours in the full marathon

Complete a triathlon (sprint counts!)

Get Married 5/6/16


Visit Mexico

Splurge on a once-in-a-lifetime meal

Bungee Jump or Sky Dive 10/17/15


Visit Falling Water

Go to all the east-coast MLB stadiums (Remaining stadiums: Marlins Park, Tropicana Field, Turner Field, Yankee Stadium)

Cook a fancy 5-course meal

Plant a garden

Learn how to ski

Stay at a BnB in Vermont

Learn how to belay 11/6/15


Have a spa day

See a Broadway musical

Ride a jet-ski 7/4/15


Stay at a really fancy house on AirBnB

Attend a professional tennis match

Run a race for each birthday
  1. 2015: Achilles Hope and Possibility 5 miler (43:17)
  2. 2016: Butler Road Race 5 Miler (44:03) 

Get PMP-certified (No longer work in project management, so taking this off the list!)

See the Northern Lights

Attend a TED conference

Read 25 books off the Time All-Time Novel list
  1. 1984
  2. Atonement
  3. Animal Farm
  4. The Great Gatsby
  5. To Kill A Mockingbird

Try Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga

Hike part of the Appalachian Trail

Learn how to sew and make something

Be in a member of a studio audience for an event or show


For the first year of doing this list, I think crossing off 8 items and making progress on 3 other items is a good start!

Who else has a bucket list?
What's one major thing you've accomplished in the last year?
What item should I check off next?!

11 comments:

  1. This is SUCH a great list!! Staying at a BnB in Vermont sounds AMAZING. & I should put that on my bucket list as well. I have a few things on mine - but nothing as cool or as thought out as yours. I hope I get to be as adventurous as you are someday :)

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  2. This is so fun! I need to think about starting to make a list like this :)

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  3. You're surely making progress on your list. I never really had a list but when I do some things I think perhaps they should have been on that list!

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  4. Wow, that IS great progress! Way to go Gretch! I'm sure you will cross many more off in the next year as well, especially that sub-4 marathon. Are you still doing that full marathon this year, by the way? I haven't heard you mention it much lately and I know you'll be doing half-specific training through August.

    My lifetime bucket list really only includes on item - to one day experience the feeling of being able to quit 9-5 jobs for good, whether that be to work for myself or retire. I don't know if it will ever happen for me but it is the biggest dream I have for myself. That and the day I become debt-free. So I guess two items :-)

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  5. You have an excellent bucket list. I love how some are very specific, and some are a bit more broad--and all are totally doable!

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  6. What a year! I love being able to cross things off my bucket list. I just looked back on mine a few weeks ago and it's cool seeing the things I want to do in life. One semi-big/cool thing I've accomplished lately is buying my first car!

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  7. A B&B in Vermont, either to see the leaves, or curl up in front of a huge fireplace sounds incredible. The BF & I booked a B&B in the Poconos for October through Groupon. I've never been out there before, so I'm pretty excited!

    The big things I've accomplished recently are more travel & travel related. I've been to 48 of the 50 states, & figuring out how to get myself to the last 2 right now!

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  8. i'll go SUPing with you when I get back to town! :)

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  9. I am totally intrigued by your once in a lifetime meal! Is that a ridiculously expensive meal (like one of those gold leaf pizzas) or a super decadent meal?

    All of these goals are so fun and you've already ticked off so many!

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  10. Wow! It seems everything great! Actually, running is sometimes tired, so these activities are necessary. It is certain that you have a great time. ^^ I also feel interesting...

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  11. wow, you go girl! great progress for a year. i really like the idea of staying at a fancy airbnb house. fun. i have less than a year for mine so i should probably work on getting them checked off lol. i have never ridden a jet ski, you look like you enjoyed it!

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