Posted by : RunnerBecky Sunday, June 2, 2013


While in the trenches of this first trimester, I catch myself daydreaming about my fitness goals.  

Lots of people have a Bucket List or a list of things they want to do during the course of their life or places they'd like to see. I am all about dreaming, setting goals, and seeing as much of God's green earth as I can.

Here are a few goals I have come up with and will be ready to tackle post pregnancy:

1. Complete a marathon

I have 3 half marathons under my belt but have yet to tackle a full. I want the Disney Marathon to be the first one I take on. I am a Disney fan for sure and have been to Disney World more times than I can count. Hey, I spent 3 years living in Orlando and loved it.





Animal Kingdom

Epcot on my birthday. AMAZING!

 I am hoping for Disney 2015. That is so far away! I cannot think of a more fun marathon to run. I did the Disney Princess Half Marathon in 2010 and it was my first half. Perfect first half in my opinion! 





2. Complete a Sprint Triathlon 

Running I can do. 

Biking, probably. 

Swimming, not so sure.

A Sprint Triathlon is a 0.5 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run.



NameSwimBikeRun
Sprint0.5mi
(750m)
12.4mi
(20km)
3.1mi
(5km)
Olympic0.93mi
(1.5km)
24.8mi
(40km)
6.2mi
(10km)
ITU Long1.86mi
(3km)
49.6mi
(80km)
12.4mi
(20km)
Half1.2mi
(1.9km)
56mi
(90km)
13.1mi
(21.09km)
Full2.4mi
(3.8km)
112mi
(180km)
26.2mi
(42.195km)

I think it would be so fun and quite challenging to add a swimming and biking element. My sister is pregnant too, 4 weeks ahead of me, and we've decided to try and train for one post baby. There is a local one in our hometown that is small and I think would be a great first tri to try ;) See what I did there? The runners literally run through my parents' neighborhood. 


I don't even know where to begin with training. I have no place to swim here in Mississippi and not sure what type of bike I'd need. Clueless! I will cross those bridges when I get there.



3. Get Certified in Group Exercise

I have been a certified Zumba Fitness instructor for nearly 3 years and love it! I would love to continue my education and branch out a bit into other fitness areas. I have a lot to learn but really enjoy the fitness world. 

Photo Source: PB Fingers


I know it requires a few written exams and there are workshops to attend. That intimidates me a bit. I hope I can muster up the confidence to give it a shot. I would like to branch out and teach water aerobics and boot camp type classes.



So there you have it. 3 bullets on my Fitness Bucket List.

I am hoping these are goals I can work towards post pregnancy and hopefully you'll read about me marking each one off of my list. :)


What is on your Fitness Bucket List?

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  1. I would love to run 15 miles on my fifteenth birthday

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  2. You could even start studying for your certifications while you aren't running in your first trimester! Get those goals knocked out girl! You can do it!

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    1. Great idea!! :) Thanks for your encouragement!

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  3. Great goals! I am toying with the notion of a full marathon, I completed my first and only half last year, but I haven't fully committed yet...I do think the Disney marathon would definitely be the perfect one though!

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    1. Way to go, Beth! With a half under your belt you are halfway through with your marathon training.

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Becky

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