So in January I made a list of my 40 before 40! I’m now 4 months into that list and I thought I’d do an update as to how I was getting on!
So in no particular order the things that make my bucket list this year my #40Before40 are:
1. Take on a Charity challenge preferably abroad – We have booked and are going to Rwanda at the end of this month, we will be working in schools and on a Rugby project!
2. Walk 40k – nowhere even close
3. Camp at a Family Friendly Festival with the kids. – Booked for 22/23rd July!
5. Run a half marathon again. – Booked for 2nd July, my training runs are up to 12 miles.
6. Zip Wire challenge in Snowdonia but do I want to do Velocity or Titan? – Not got a date for this yet.
7. Swim 100 lengths (I can currently swim 50) – I got up to 70 lengths but haven’t swum for a few weeks now.
8. Visit the Finland Fjords – no trip booked
9. Party til dawn! – not yet!
10. Spend a day in a luxury spa, having a lot of treatments! – not yet!
11. Volunteer at something new – Nothing in the pipeline
12. Develop board/trustee role – new or old – In the pipeline
13. Watch some live music – Tickets to see Elbow on 30th June
14. Snorkel or scuba dive – maybe when we go to Greece in June
15. Spend a day on a cooking course – hopefully for my birthday
16. Eat out at Michelin Star restaurant – maybe for my actual birthday
17. Go on a city break with the kids- We did Lisbon in February and it was fab.
18. Go on a city break with friends or hubby – Oman/Muscat booked for November.
19. Book Lapland! – Booked!!
20. Complete the photography course I started – oops not yet
21. Read/listen to 40 books – On my way with around 20
22. Do an outdoor swim – mmm not yet
23. Re-visit The Star Inn – must arrange
24. Get an article published in a paper/online magazine/not my own or a friends. – Hopefully in June
25. Run 40 miles in one week – not a chance yet
26. Own a bicycle and start enjoying a bike ride – nearly
27. Segway – Forgot about this one
28. Get 10k time down to 55 minutes – Done
29. Complete the 30 day plank challenge – not started
30. Eat breakfast whilst watching the sunrise – Not yet
31. Tea at the Ritz – Need to book this
32. Write a letter to each of the kids for their 18th about being 40. – Started
33. Visit Scotland – Maybe in August
34. Have reflexology – not yet
35. Swim with sharks – Nope!
36. Visit Cornwall (3/1/17) Yes and we had a lovey time
37. Drive abroad – In France in August I think
38. Visit Buckingham Palace – need to look at dates for this
39. Learn how to put make up on properly – still no
40. Have a 40th birthday party and only drink champagne! – I will definitely achieve this one