February 21 2018
What does it mean when you shed happy tears while crossing a finish line? A behavioral analyst weighs in.
In a “seize the day” moment that hit me (no surprise) in the middle of a run some time ago, I started to put together a list of places, races and distances that I want to check off, and over time I have been making my way through them.
However, what I have come to realize is that a bucket list doesn’t need to be limited to big, flashy, milestone moments; it can also include the everyday extras, all of which combine to broaden your running experiences, refresh your outlook on running, expose you to awe-inspiring scenery, and push you to take on new challenges. It is a mix of accessible ideas that you can do today and bigger bucket list goals that may take planning, saving, training and even a bit of luck to check off. The ultimate goal is to keep life—and running—interesting and always moving forward.
And so, here it goes:
This is and always will be a living, breathing, and evolving list, as it should be. Suggestions welcome!
Elizabeth Ewens juggles life as an attorney, author, wife, mom and runner, and proudly finished her first NYC Marathon in 2015 and is training for her next goal: the 2016 Chicago Marathon. You can read more about her journey at midliferun.today or follow her on twitter @elizabeth_ewens.