30 x 30 Update

Hi everyone!  Today I'm dropping by to share my annual update on my 30x30 list.  I started this list when I turned 25, and now I'm almost half way to 30 (I turn 27 today).  Time is just flying by, and here is an update to how I'm doing.

Buy a house 4/1/16

Break 2 hours in the half marathon 10/11/15 (first time)
Break 4 hours in the full marathon

Complete a triathlon (sprint counts!)

Get Married 5/6/16

Visit Mexico I'll be sharing this in a post soon!

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 I started one this year!  So far I have zucchini, onions, mint, cilantro, basil and oregano.

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 More to come on this one soon as well :)

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) 
  3. 2017: Butler Road Race 5 Miler (44:26)
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
  6. Native Son
  7. Watchmen
  8. White Noise
  9. Ubik
  10. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Try Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga (I registered for a class!  I'll share more after I try it out)

Hike part of the Appalachian Trail

Learn how to sew and make something  I've made a couple of things on my sewing machine and I feel pretty comfortable on it now!

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

So, I have 14 items crossed off, 4 in the works, and plans to cross off a few more pretty soon!  I still have a ways to go, but I feel like I have all of the fun ones left, with some scary challenges in the way (marathon and tri!).  Here's to three more fun years of crossing items off my bucket list :)


  1. That's pretty good! Happy birthday and good luck on completing your list! :)

  2. Happy Birthday, Gretchy!!!! XOXOXOXO

  3. You rock! Feliz cumpleanos mi amiga!!!

  4. Happy Birthday! You have some big goals and go you for knocking them off that list one by one.

  5. Definitely on your way! Happy belated Birthday!


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