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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fitness Daydreams


I admit. I've been daydreaming again. I think for two reasons. First, I'm ridiculously swamped with work and really would rather do anything except analyze metrics or write/edit documents. Second, I reallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreallyreally want to run-surf-spin-workout-doanything and just MOVE!! Sorry about that. 

While I was all happy and hopeful a month ago about how my knee was recovering, my doctor seems to have other plans for me. While my physical and therapist and I were getting ready for me to try running at 8-weeks post-surgery, my doctor wants me to hold off until 5 months post-surgery. 5 MONTHS = END OF AUGUST!! 

I know that this is probably the smartest thing for me to do, especially since my surgery was a revision of a previous reconstruction which means that it often takes longer to heal and regain strength and function. But it doesn't necessarily mean that I like the idea.

Yes, I'm annoyed but I'm trying not to think about it (so much). I'm trying to focus on other things that I can do to be active (which I haven't been so successful at lately - see Reason 1 above). That leaves daydreaming. While I've never had a bucket list before, I started creating a Fitness Bucket List pinboard on Pinterest. At first, I had a hard time coming up with things that I wanted to do, aside from getting barreled on a wave and running a sub-2 hour half marathon. 

But then I started thinking a little harder. There are so many things that I still want to be able to experience. Yes, I want to conquer side crane pose and handstands in yoga. Yes, I want to try stand-up paddleboarding, Crossfit and heli-skiing. I even started imagining things like completing yoga teacher training and meeting and watching...er...swimming with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. (It's a bucket list people!)

It's been a great distraction but most importantly, it's reminded me to dream. I realize that it's going to be a long road back, longer than I bargained for. But, I also know that there's a lot left that I want to conquer. I'm not ready to pack up my gym clothes just yet.

Do you have a fitness bucket list? What are some of the things that you dream of doing but haven't gotten around to yet? If you have a fitness bucket list pinboard on Pinterest, please link it up below! I'd love to see it. And come check out the rest of my fitness bucket list!


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At June 13, 2012 at 1:36 AM , Anonymous Charissa said...

I had so much fun making my fitness bucket list and I will keep building on it! Such a brilliant idea!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 2:36 AM , Anonymous Danielle said...

Love your ideas!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 5:15 AM , Anonymous MizFit said...

it's sad and interesting and curious to me that I DONT!!!
yet :)

Im so focused on whole living Ive drawn a FBL blank :-)

 
At June 13, 2012 at 6:28 AM , Anonymous Lisa@RunWiki said...

I have had so much fun thinking about my fitness bucket list. http://pinterest.com/runwiki/fitnessbucket/. I too, want to do so many things. Happy Dreaming!!!
Now, to get out the door and put those dreams in action! Have a wonderful day beautiful girl!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Krysten said...

GREAT STUFF Christine! I know recovery is frustrating, but when you come back you are going to conquer your entire Fitness Bucketlist! I KNOW IT! So listen to your doc and listen to your body until then. Sending virtual recovery hugs from here! xo

 
At June 13, 2012 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's said...

Ohhh swimming with Michael Phelps, that's a great one! I might have to add it to mine.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 8:53 AM , Anonymous Laura @ Mommy run fast said...

So many great ideas!! I love that you're considering yoga school~ I'm new to pinterest, I'll go link up!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 9:01 AM , Anonymous Kierston said...

Awesome Christine! Here's mine: http://pinterest.com/candyfit/fitfluential-fitnessbucketlist/

Dream on! WoOt! Have a great day! :)

 
At June 13, 2012 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Jolene said...

I love your fitness bucket list, especially because there was barre listed :-) Let's see...on mine would be LEARN to swim. Yep. That's one of the biggest for me! And while end of August seems so far off, it'll be here before you know it. You are doing great at trying to just get through recovery and you are in the home stretch!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 9:18 AM , OpenID runfundone said...

Oh man! I'm sorry to hear about not running till August. I'm not running right now due to shin problems and it's KILLING me...but I don't think it will be 5 months (hopefully!). I don't have a fitness bucket list. Maybe i should start one!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM , OpenID mollyritterbeck.com said...

Oh I am working on my fitness list - but I feel I have no clue what I really truly want....I want it all!!!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:09 AM , Anonymous Charlotte (@Char__Latte) said...

Awesome bucketlist!!! seriously every time I look at a fellow ambassadors I get all "OMG I NEED TO ADD THIS TO MINE"

Registered Yoga School?! I WANNA! that sounds way too cool

 
At June 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM , Blogger PavementRunner said...

Be SMART! You already know this. I don't know if your Dr or PT is right, maybe it's somewhere in the middle, maybe it's longer. But be very careful especially since this is round 2 for you.

Love your bucket list. DREAM. TRAIN. ACHIEVE.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 1:34 PM , Anonymous Cat @ Breakfast to Bed said...

My fear is that I'd want to do more than "run" with Michael Phelps.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM , Anonymous Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health said...

LOVE your bucket list! I need to start dreaming big on mine :D. Here it is- http://pinterest.com/sweetnhealthy/my-fitfluential-fitnessbucketlist/

 
At June 13, 2012 at 2:37 PM , Anonymous Debbie @ Live from La Quinta said...

I love your bucket list! It gave me ideas for my own, which I've only added a few things to: http://pinterest.com/livefromlq/fitfluential-fitness-bucket-list/

Sorry about having to wait longer to run. I know it's hard, but hopefully it will be all for the good when you finally get back to it.

(I wish comments had a "Like" button so I could like Cat's comment above :-))

 
At June 13, 2012 at 9:55 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I love your list! I keep seeing your pins pop up on Pinterest and they are such awesome goals! Yes, out the door to put the dreams in action for sure.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM , Anonymous Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life said...

I've started on a Fitness Bucket List too and was feeling kind of at a dead end with it. You totally just reminded me of winter sports! I want to ski a double black diamond!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 10:47 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Yes! I think that I can definitely credit you and your sis for my interest in taking a barre class and for my constant craving for oatmeal :-) Wait! You spend all that lovely time at the lake and you can't swim?!? I think that should definitely be on your list! I know that August will be hear before I know it. I guess I'm afraid that it's going to be hard to stay motivated until then.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Christine said...

It's funny because I never thought that I was a "bucket list" kind of gal. Always seems silly to me but there was something about this that made me excited. I think that it is the combination of dreaming + goals + not able to be as active as I'd like that makes this little project resonate with me at this moment.

I love that you live in the moment! That's on my bucket list!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM , Blogger Christine said...

There are quite a few things on your bucket list that I love and want to do. It's been super fun to see everyone's lists. So many amazing things to do!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I know, it has been so much fun and I too keep coming up with new things that I want to add to it.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:02 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I hope it's somewhere in the middle...I know that I definitely don't want to go through this again. I think that's motivation enough.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Danielle!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Krysten. I appreciate it and know that you understand the frustration. You very much inspire me to keep going.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Dream big, right?

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Pinterest is a wee bit addicting at times. I actually kind of surprised myself with the yoga school one. I mean, I love yoga but never thought about doing a yoga teacher training course. I'd probably do it more so that I can learn more than necessarily teach but who knows! Going to check out your board now!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:28 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Kierston! I love your list too!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you! My fitness bucket list has been a nice distraction from the fact that I can't actually do all the things that I want to do right now. I hope that your shins feel better real soon!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM , Blogger Christine said...

haha! I know. Me too.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Best.Comment.Ever.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:44 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Lindsay. I love your list too!! It's been fun to see what everyone else is setting their sights on. Yes! Dream big!!

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:46 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I know, maybe I will appreciate running a bit more once I can finally do it again?? Yeah, I kind of love Cat's comment too.

 
At June 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Yay! Glad to help get your creative juices flowing for your bucket list. I know, it took me a while to think about winter things since it's summer now. Love that you want to conquer a double black diamond.

 
At June 14, 2012 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Cotter Crunch said...

auugust will be here before you know it! Trust me on that! can you aqua jog? That always was good for me.

xxoo

 
At June 14, 2012 at 9:19 AM , Blogger misszippy said...

Really sorry to hear the knee will take longer than expected. That's got to be a tough pill to swallow. Wishing you the speediest recovery possible!

I actually used to swim at the same pool as Michael Phelps. He was often up on deck waiting to get in for his workout as mine was finishing up. Pretty cool stuff!

 
At June 14, 2012 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

Ugh... so frustrating. I have a feeling you will be back better and stronger than ever! Love the idea of a fitness bucket list - and, I have been dying to try stand up paddle-boarding too! I'm sure I can think of a long list of to-do's, actually;)

 
At June 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Really? I don't know if I'd swim much knowing that Michael Phelps was hanging out on deck :-)
Thanks Amanda. It's been tough over the past couple of weeks but I'm coming around now. I know that I don't want to go through this again!! I appreciate your good thoughts.

 
At June 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Lindsay. I hadn't thought about aqua jog. Thanks for suggesting that!

 
At June 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I really excited to try stand-up paddle boarding. Hopefully soon, especially if I can't get back in the water and actually surf. It's been a lot of fun coming up with this list!

 
At June 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM , Blogger MCM Mama said...

Sorry to hear that you have to wait longer, but the time will seem short in retrospect when you are all healed!

Your list is awesome. I've just started mine - I usually have this huge list of things I want to do, but I'm coming up blank lately LOL. http://pinterest.com/mcmmamaruns/my-fitfluential-fitnessbucketlist/

 
At June 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry about your knee. ((HUGS)) Happy Saturday Sharefest! Love your bucket list and Pinterest is just too awesome. Right now my dream is to continue to lose weight, been dieting since January. I'm 60 and have COPD. I'm excited to get my body back which will help with my health too. You sound very active, I love that!

 
At June 16, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Kacey said...

What a cool idea!! I need to start thinking about what would be on my fitness bucket list. Stopping by from the SITS sharefest.

 
At June 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks! I know that in the end it will feel short. Just need to get to the end :-)
I had a hard time initially coming up with stuff but then I saw what some other FFAs were pinning and the floodgates started to open. Can't wait to check out your list!

 
At June 17, 2012 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Debby. I appreciate your good thoughts. Pinterest is pretty great for dreaming and visualizing things. Keep up the great work with your fitness journey!

 
At June 17, 2012 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Kacey! It was really fun to come up with my list. A lot of things that I would never have thought that I actually wanted to do. It was a really interesting experience.

 
At June 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM , Blogger Motivated Mommy of two said...

You have great things pinned there, going to repin some of them.

 

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