50 by 50

50 by 50 list (updated July 2013)

  1. Win an age group award in some running race.  DONE  4/22/12 (Run for the Music)
  2. Run a half marathon in 1:40
  3. Run a 5k at an average 7:30 min/mile pace DONE 6/29/13 (Beach Paper Firecracker 5k in Rehoboth Beach, DE)
  4. Complete a triathlon, any distance
  5. Ride a century
  6. Run a marathon DONE 1/13/13 (WDW Marathon)
  7. Qualify for the Boston marathon DONE!!!!! 6/21/14 (Grandma’s Marathon)
  8. Complete a half ironman
  9. Qualify for half fanatics (half marathon fangroup)
  10. Win a national championship in curling DONE!!! March 2013 US MIxed National Championships
  11. See O in Las Vegas DONE 6/14
  12. Swim with dolphins
  13. Cruise on the Disney Fantasy DONE (sort of – took a cruise on the Disney Dream May 2013)
  14. Spend two weeks down in Disney World
  15. Do a safari trip somewhere in Africa
  16. Do a trip to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and/or Vietnam (or some combination)
  17. Go dog sledding
  18. Eat fondue in Switzerland
  19. Bike the big island of Hawaii
  20. Go hot air ballooning
  21. Go para-sailing DONE October 2013
  22. Learn the quick-step
  23. Go sky-diving
  24. Dine at Victoria and Albert’s DONE 5/7/2012
  25. Knit something I actually wear
  26. Finish the first course of Chinese in Rosetta Stone
  27. Finish the first course of Spanish in any language course
  28. Read 10 books from the 100 great novels list (Radcliffe version) (Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
  29. Read 10 books from the 100 great novels list (Guardian list) (Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe – cheating to double count?)
  30. Read a biography each year (8 total) (Steve Jobs, Meb Keflezghi)
  31. Attend an opera at the Santa Fe Opera
  32. Listen to all of Mozart’s symphonies (all numbered)
  33. Make an ice cream flavor that’s not in the recipe book
  34. Make a bread pudding  DONE  4/21/12
  35. Make a new dessert each year (2012 Bread pudding, 2013 Artisanal Ice Creams)
  36. Go vegetarian for a week
  37. Build three close, local friendships
  38. Maintain at least five close friendships (can be anywhere in country) DONE (Peacocks rule!; Sherri & Emilia; Sarah)
  39. Have a curling team that is fun and stays fun the whole year
  40. Enjoy a curling season with all its ups and downs
  41. Meditate every day for 2 weeks (at least 10 minutes)
  42. Write in a gratitude journal every day for 2 months
  43. Call or write an old friend – a new one each week for 2 months
  44. Live without worry for a week
  45. Try a new food each year (2012 – Ceviche, 2013 – Raw Oysters)
  46. Teach yourself how to write a blog and publish a blog for a year DONE (maintained this blog for a year – although some of the times got a little thin)
  47. Learn to do something new each year
  48. Finish a New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle
  49. Enjoy a trip without worrying about money DONE (Vegas 6/14)
  50. Reach my 20th anniversary with my husband loving and appreciating him more than I did when I married him

3 thoughts on “50 by 50

  1. Don’t know if it interests you – but hot-air ballooning is at about #1 on my (non-existent) list and here is what I’ve read from the Radcliffe (that I can definitely recall – I’m sure I’ve read one of those Hemingway’s, but it escapes me which one):

    1. The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald
    2. The Catcher in the Ryeby J.D. Salinger
    3. The Grapes of Wrathby John Steinbeck
    4. To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee
    5. Belovedby Toni Morrison
    6. The Lord of the Fliesby William Golding
    7. Lolitaby Vladmir Nabokov
    8. Charlotte’s Webby E.B. White
    9. Invisible Manby Ralph Ellison
    10. On the Roadby Jack Kerouac
    11. The Age of Innocenceby Edith Wharton
    12. The Awakeningby Kate Chopin
    13. Franny and Zooeyby J.D. Salinger
    14. Tender Is the Nightby F. Scott Fitzgerald
    15. Orlandoby Virginia Woolf
    16. Bonfire of the Vanitiesby Tom Wolfe
    17. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxyby Douglas Adams
    18. Brideshead Revisitedby Evelyn Waugh
    19. This Side of Paradiseby F. Scott Fitzgerald
    20. The French Lieutenant’s Womanby John Fowles
    21. The Beautiful and the Damnedby F. Scott Fitzgerald

  2. Didn’t do so well on the guardian’s list….

    10. Frankenstein Mary Shelley
    17. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
    18. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
    20. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
    22. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
    25. Little Women Louisa M. Alcott
    34. The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
    48. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
    61. Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
    63. Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
    66. Lord of the Flies William Golding
    68 On the Road Jack Kerouac
    69. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
    73. To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
    88. The BFG Roald Dahl

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