“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Friday, January 28, 2011

My Running Bucket List

Since starting the blog last August, I've done a lot of ...reading.  You thought I was going to say running, didn't you?  Well, that, too, but this post is about reading, and where it's taken me.  I've poured over publications like Runner's World  and Women's Running, begun following blogs of friends and fellow Disney runners, and "lurked" on forums like Running of The Ears - searching for every bit of information I can find on how, when, where, and what others are doing - anything that involves running.  As a relative newbie, I couldn't get enough information!
While all this was extremely helpful in my training for the 2011 WDW Half Marathon, it's also caused a bit of a problem - I contracted two viruses from all these sites: the Racing Bug and Bling Fever.  Reading and hearing about all the awesome races and running opportunities that are out there these days has made me want to do more; to reach higher and go further than I ever could have imagined when I took those first feeble running steps a couple of years ago.

So, I've created a Running Bucket List for myself.  Who knows if I'll ever manage to do these, but it can't hurt to have something to work towards, right?  Since I keep hearing about awesome races, it'll probably keep getting longer rather than shorter, but here it is, as of the end of January 2011:

Jenny's Running Bucket List:


  1. Now I want to do all of those races too! Scratching the disney princess half marathon off the list at the end of the month...gonna be awesome!

    Oh and I find your blog by lurking blogs and google alerts in preparation for the half...

  2. Katie - so jealous you get to cross Princess off your list - good luck! It'll be at least 2012, and probably realistically not 'til 2013 that I'll get to do that! & I'm glad I'm not the only "lurker!" :o)

  3. Update - Hood to Coast is now on here as well!