For awhile skydiving was high up on the bucketlist because growing up I'd always been a fearless, thrill seeker, like riding the roller coasters at Worlds of Fun when I was something like three (which would never fly in 2016). Well now I'm in my 30s and haven't been sky diving yet, and it doesn't bother me since I have gotten boring and less adventurous, and I think I will be just fine if I never give it a shot. That's pretty boring, yes I knooooooow.
Something that has replaced its spot on the bucketlist is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. You just knew it had to do with running because I'm a running obsessed, runaholic. The running disease has especially exploded since my doctor had me stop running 2nd trimester of pregnancy due to the high impact. It made me really, really appreciate it and realize the importance of running in my life and I vowed to never stop unless I'm pregnant or injured.
Here I am finishing my first full marathon. I was about as far from qualifying as humanly possible...
#2 behind this goal is to qualify with a time that will get me into the actual race.
"Effective September 19, 2015. All standards below are based on official submitted net time.
|18-34||3hrs 05min 00sec||3hrs 35min 00sec|
|35-39||3hrs 10min 00sec||3hrs 40min 00sec|
|40-44||3hrs 15min 00sec||3hrs 45min 00sec|
|45-49||3hrs 25min 00sec||3hrs 55min 00sec|
|50-54||3hrs 30min 00sec||4hrs 00min 00sec|
|55-59||3hrs 40min 00sec||4hrs 10min 00sec|
|60-64||3hrs 55min 00sec||4hrs 25min 00sec|
|65-69||4hrs 10min 00sec||4hrs 40min 00sec|
|70-74||4hrs 25min 00sec||4hrs 55min 00sec|
|75-79||4hrs 40min 00sec||5hrs 10min 00sec|
|80 and over||4hrs 55min 00sec||5hrs 25min 00sec|
All of the above information is subject to change"
3 hours, 35 minutes = 8:12 pace
3 hours, 40 minutes = 8:23 pace
I see myself hitting the 3:40 mark someday, the 3:35 is only five minutes faster but it feels so much more intimidating.
It'll be tough but I know I can do it.