Bucket list

A lot of these have to do with running

-Ultra Baballo Blanco, run with the Tarahumara

-Atacama Crossing, desert run

-Run the Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R) of the Grand Canyon, 2022/23? So cool to see people who did this. Even hiking on the Angel Bright trail was amazing enough but to run all the way across and then back within one day is just mind blowing.

-explore the Annapurna Trek (ABC – Anna Base Camp Trek)

-run a marathon on my wedding day and run in 7 continents in 7 days for the honeymoon, 23/24?

-marriage proposal at Namsan Tower or take a date to Namsan Tower. the Tower is the highest point in Seoul. It is a place people proposed.

-run a race in Asia, like Hong Kong or HCMC, 23 Definitely a must do. a long time desire.

-Run the Sydney Marathon. 24/25?

-Visit India (my friend David’s country). To run a marathon there if possible. India is a place to visit, having the world biggest population. And of course, the trip has to be a race.

-Buy a kayak or a SUP, 23? Generic wish. Kayaking is a lot of fun. I had this goal at a time I can’t afford a kayak.

-Run in snowshoe, 21/22. Kind of awesome thing to do. I was training in the winter where the trail was covered with snow and I said wouldn’t it be great if there are shoes made for running in the snow. A little googling, there’s such a thing. I wish to try at least once in my life to run with snow shoes.

-Trip to Glacier, in Montana, Banff and Jasper in Alberta, 23/24. People say it is very pretty! I wish to get to see it

-Jackson Hole, WY, grand Teton – run a marathon, 23/24. Grand Teton, I have heard of it since my high school English teacher mentioned it. I hold it in high regard. Definitely a must see/visit at least once in my life. Yes I wish to able to do some mountaineering.

breaking the 4 hours on my marathon, 23/24. One of very first goal when I started running marathons. Do wish to reach it.

-breaking 3 hour, 25/26. Along with breaking 4, breaking 3 is natural progression (for it is the time limit to be qualify for Boston Marathon for my age group).

One Day Hike by Sierra Club. 100k. First weekend of May (race starts at 3AM) 21 hours to finish. 22/23 Long distance races fastinate me. While this is not a race, but this is one of the very first event I know about in our area. It is no problem now for me to do 100k, but at the time when I created this bucket list, I was not sure if I have the ability to do it. I was attracted by the challenge.

-go to a Redskins Commanders game at the FedEx Field. Almost seem out of reach for me. I love watching football, and would like to be able to go to a live game.

Great Falls, Montana – stop by the town and get my passport stamped, 22/23.

-Do the Great Range Traverse (NY), Presidential Traverse (NH), and Hut-to-hut White Mnt, (NJ) 24/25 Yes the challenge and beauty.

-Do an ‘Amazing Race’ around the world (travel) 26/30. I like the TV series, but also want to travel the world like that.

-feed the tortoises and draw pictures of finches on Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Path of Darwin, 24/25. A scientific mecca.

-Shower in the Amazon rainforest and visit an indigenous tribe, 24/25. Ecuador/Brazil.

-visit Alaska…Denali NP. Kayak camping trip and do an Eskimo roll, 24/25. A summer camping trip

-watch/attend the Iditarod Trail dogsled, 24/25. Wildness of Alsaka. If I visit Alaska, I want to immerse in the culture. One of the toughest races on earth

-go to an Olympic game either winter/summer (would love to watch a track and field event though), 24/25. 40-50k ticket

-watch a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral, 24/25

stargazing in the Death Valley (also walk/run through the Valley of Shadow and Death), 24/25. might do the Bad water 140 race there

-safari in Tanzania / touch the snow of Kilimanjaro (2019) – have to read the novel first!, 24/25

-looking for buffalo on the Oregon Trail, 25/26. historical of walking on the Oregon trail. very similar to walk across the Continent. start at Independence, MO.

ride a motocycle (doing road trip) across Ireland, 27/28. Two part goal. One ride a motocycle. Second is to visit Ireland.

-base camping on Mt Everest (2023), 27/28.

-eat tangerines on Jeju Island, 27/28.

-watch summer soltice at the feather snake pyramid at Chichen Itza. Cancun Trip. Visit Teotihuacan, 25/26. This would be the coolest thing to do.

-stargazing at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and see some Pueblo ancient sites., 27/28. Read about this in 4th grade and would like to see first hand evidence of a past civilization.

-touch fossils on Mt Stephen, 27/28. Definitely worth visiting. One of the place having a lot of fossils.

-run a Ragnar with coworkers or friends. 100+ miles of trail

-watch a Formula (Grand Prix?) in Macau, 28/29. city car racing

-visit Vietnam / biking trip into Thailand, 28/29. eco tour the country on a bike/moped

– see myself glow in the dark at (Trinity site, on april 1, April Fools), Jornada del Muerto desert, NM (they open just one day a year) / no one wants to go there with me for fear of not able to have children afterward., 28/29. Yup, historical significant.

-run in all fifty states in the US., 35/36. A big goal.

run from sea to shining sea in the US, 35/36. Related, There is a summit to sea trail from TN to GA

-Do a Thru Hike on the Appalachian Trail, 35/36. A very big dream.

-run around the world. Do the 7-day-7 continents trip ($40-50k), 36-40. Could definitely be done except a lot of money.

-take the polar express or take the polar plunge, 35/36.

-watch sunset together on Old Rag Mnt with my best friend, 35/36.

-escape from Alcatraz, 35/36. Kind of cool. A triathon event


-Spent a night on Massanutten (Kern Mnt) (2022)

-Ran the Rocky Raccoon 100 (2021)

-stood on Stone Mnt in Atlanta (2020)

-trekked in Patagonia/Chile (2019)

-hiked the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Peru (2018)

-hiked the Grand Canyon / Havasupai falls (2017)

-ran a Marathon (2017)

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