12/29/2010

The Bucket List - part two

Ran: 6.2 miles / 10K running group practice Cycling: 30 minutes
Did you miss the birth of The Bucket List? If so, you can read all about it here:

Last night I did some research (yep, I'm taking this Bucket List thing pretty serious) on the five year Bucket List. Ergo, I was googling for cool races to put on the list. And then I came across this video. Start the video at 3:35 minutes. Sit back, and enjoy.


So, now you probably understand why I HAVE to do this race sometime in the 5 years to come, right? By putting it on the 5 year Bucket List I'll also have a couple of years to save my pennies to register and pay for the trip. And yep, the runners actually have to do a trek to one of the base camps. Because the start is at one of the base camps. And you'll have to hike up there. Just saying that again. Since I'm a bit worried that I might feel the urge to actually run up there. But let's not go there for now. ;) Doesn't this race seem amazing? :)
Oh, and while we're at it. I also did some research on the 'Climb the Matterhorn' plan. Apparently you need to be a Level 4 rock climber (not the level 4 indoor wussies like myself, but actually rock climbing - I know now that there's a difference between indoor licenses and the actual rock climbing license). If you're not a level 4 climber, the guide (I'm not stupid enough to try it without a guide) won't even take you with him. Guess who will be spending a lot of vacation time driving back and forth to Switzerland in the next 5 years to get her Level 4 rock climbing license...

9 comments:

Ms. Duffy said...

Woah. Just WOAH.

Pretend this is real said...

Holy WOW! Good luck!

Becka said...

I have no doubts about you getting your license to climb. How awesome will that be?!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

now that is a serious bucket list.. I'm still debating about putting skydiving on mine and here you are planning to learn to scale mountains

Jason said...

That is just an awesome video. I love your chutzpah.

Challenge yourself to find your limit and that is what you are doing.

Go Get 'em.

Bethany + Ryan said...

have you ever read the book, "Amazing Races Incredible Places?" (the title is something like that...) If not, BUY IT. You will love it!!! It's not written that well, i had to keep going back and reading sentences, but thats not the point, just read the book, you'll be glad you did!!!

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Becka: That would be pretty awesome! :)

@ Amanda: Good thing you mention skydiving; that should be on the list! :)

Silly Girl Running said...

@ Jason: Thanks! :)

@ Bethany+Ryan: Thanks for sharing! I'm googling for it as we speak! :)

info said...

That's awesome! I would need LOTS of training before participating in that race. But it would be very cool. I have added run a road race to my bucket list. I like to start small and work up to the big stuff.