My #30before30 bucket list and A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

I don’t know if it’s the Virgo hidden somewhere in me, but I sure do love a good list–and one of my favorites is my 30 before 30 bucket list. This list changes all the time, as I change, but there are a few big ones I’ve been itching to get going on. Read on to see what I’ve checked off, what I’ve got left, and the exciting one I’ve got booked for this coming November…


Completed items:

  1. Make one new recipe a week for two months
  2. Start and maintain a blog: welcome to DONE.
  3. Do a 30 day yoga challenge
  4. Learn to surf: took lessons in Monteverde, Costa Rica! I even stood up. #winning
  5. Go blonde(ish): ok, I got highlights–still counting it.
  6. Watch the sunrise
  7. Commute via bicycle
  8. Go skinny dipping: details are private on this one (hi mom!)
  9. Go to a music festival: Newport Folk Fest, and I can’t wait to go back.
  10. Go vegetarian for a month
  11. Own and learn to use a dSLR camera: this is definitely a process, but I’m getting there!

    Caution: photographer in training
    Caution: photographer in training

Still on the list:

  1. Go skydiving
  2. Get certified to teach or assist yoga classes
  3. Get into full split or handstand
  4. Cultivate an at-home yoga practice
  5. Try snowboarding
  6. Travel to four new countries! Wish list: Peru, Iceland, India, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia.. and many, many more
  7. Do a road trip out west
  8. Go skiing outside of New England
  9. Plant something and eat what I have grown
  10. Host a dinner party
  11. Go to a Phish show
  12. Take a pedicab
  13. Read a classic (Les Miserables is currently in top contention)
  14. Go to a movie alone
  15. Go rock climbing outdoors

10649788_10100252254242308_189860782312877543_nIn process:

  1. Get my MBA: almost done with my second semester!
  2. Live with a significant other: J and I have signed our lease and are moving to Fenway on 8/15. Yay!
  3. Join a running club and work on speed: I just signed up for Boston Fit, because on November 1, 2015, I am going to….

After five years of talking about it incessantly, running six half marathons, and one impulsive google search, I am officially registered to run the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon for the Celiac Disease Foundation.

New York running! Many more photos coming your way soon.
New York running! Many more photos coming your way soon.

I’m equal parts terrified and excited! And I would be beyond appreciative if you would consider giving a gift to the CDF to support my run. They do incredible education and advocacy work on behalf of those of us with Celiac disease, and I can’t think of a better team to be a part of. You can read more about my Celiac story, the CDF, and why I’m running by clicking here.

Get ready for lots of training and fundraising updates, posts on marathon fueling with Celiac, and lots and lots of requests for help and wisdom from all of you experienced marathoners out there. I can’t wait to take you along on this incredible journey and check this one off the list!

Any big pieces of advice for a first-time marathon runner??

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