My Exercise Bucket List

I'm a masochist. There's no sugar-coating that in any way. I love rugby. I travel out of state to do 10-mile mud runs. I move in with a family on the side of a mountain in a foreign country whose language I don't speak. Yup, I'm a masochist.

So in this spirit of my masochism, here is my bucket list of super insane exercise-related things I would like to do someday, in no particular order:

  • Tough Guy - The Safest Most Dangerous Event in the World
    It's kind of like Tough Mudder but even crazier. In England. In January. Here's a review from an ESPN correspondent who "ran" the race (if you can even call it a race) in 2007.
  • Rockwell Relay - Bike Relay from Moab to St. George, UT
    A guy who writes one of the blogs I follow won the coed division this year and absolutely loved it. The scenery is supposed to be amazing and it's supposed to be put on by a great bunch of folks.
  • Saints to Sinners Bike Relay - Bike Relay from Salt Lake City, UT, to Las Vegas, NV
    The name says it all. It should be a wicked good time.
  • Alpine Bike Trail - Mountain Bike Trail Across All Of Switzerland
    I just saw a guy's write-up of his ride there and the pictures are stunning. Once I get good enough at mountain biking and fit enough to go over a pass in the Alps (and get enough money to bike across Switzerland), I'm totally doing this!
  • 100 Miles of Nowhere - Century Ride Going Nowhere To Benefit LiveStrong
    This is essentially 100 miles ridden on your bike either indoors on a trainer/rollers or outside doing really short loops many, many times. This year someone did 20+ laps around Wash Park in Denver, so maybe I'll get hooked up with them next year and make it a sort of party. We'll see.
  • Ironman Cozumel - 2.4 Mile Swim, 112 Mile Bike, 26.2 Mile Run
    The Roommie and I have tentatively decided to do this around our 40th birthdays in 2024 (hopefully it'll still be around then) so we have plenty of time to train. And why Cozumel? Because afterwards we can head down the coast and chillax on the beaches south of Cancun with margaritas in hand and no worries in the world.
  • World's Toughest Mudder Finals - 24 Hours, 10 Mile Laps, 30 Obstacles Per Lap
    I secretly would like to qualify for this because it sounds amazing. Tough Mudder is a challenge for me and I get bored and annoyed at mile marker 7, but I can get through it. A 24-hour Tough Mudder? Now that sounds like something that would be truly challenging. Now I just have to be in the top 5% of finishers. Pretty sure that won't be happening for a while. But a girl can dream. I won a wild-card entry into this thing for 2011 but am in no shape to even attempt it. Hopefully luck will strike twice and I'll be able to "race" next season.
  • Ride the Rockies - A 7-Day Tour through Colorado's Rocky Mountains
    I'm somewhat intimidated by the 6 mountain passes crossed in this year's course, and the downhill scares me more than the uphill. BUT, I've always wanted to do a bike tour and this is right in my backyard with some stunning views! Obstacles to overcome include learning to enjoy climbing hills for miles at a time and winning a lottery entry.

This list just keeps getting longer!

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