Summer is for living

Before I dive right into my summer bucket list for 2012, this page needs some background music:
Okay, now for the good stuff! Here comes one to-do list I’ll be smiling my way through.
Warning, this list is long, random, and 159% awesome. It’s based on things I’ve done that were fun in the past, a couple of things I’ve been meaning to do, some that just randomly came up as I made the list, and some I’m not sure I have the balls to do (i.e. skinny dipping). But if you don’t aim high — hence the long long list below — you settle for small.
So here goes…
  • do a tri
  • bike more miles than any year before – At the rate i’m going (thanks Mother Nature), this is going to happen!
  • write for a new magazine – must. keep. updating. portfolio.
  • play mini putt
  • ride a mountain bike
  • go to a bonfire
  • eat s’mores – it comes with the territory
  • take Candy to the dog park
  • jump off something big
  • make homemade falafel
  • go out for sushi
  • play my violin for someone
  • eat ice cream and fries under the bridge
  • do a river run
  • get an epic one piece tan – This will probably happen, considering I love swimming at the outdoor pool!
  • fall in love – a la Grease, NBD
  • make a vision board
  • do karaoke
  • hike up a mountain
  • go to the Pinery – maybe to relive a killer day (kayaking, trails, etc.) with Bonnie a few summers ago!
  • go to a conference – CanfitPro, likely!
  • go golfing – mostly so I can wear my outfit
  • do a mud run – I need a Tough Mudder team for Sunday in Toronto
  • volunteer somewhere
  • go to the drive in
  • go kayaking
  • run on the beach
  • work out in the park
  • get drunk in the afternoon
  • wear matching outfits – Canada Day, perhaps? Or a random Wednesday? 😉
  • host a training weekend
  • try a Zumba class
  • slack line

  • feed ducks – without freaking out (I’m scared of birds!)
  • go on a roller coaster
  • beat everyone up a mountain on my bike – wouldn’t be the first time 😉
  • bike to Sarnia from London
  • bike to Windsor from Sarnia (or just partway ;)!)
  • watch a sunrise
  • sleep under the stars
  • finish my latch hook – okay, starting it would be good enough!
  • trail run, a lot! – I’m considering checking out a group near me!
  • go on a road trip
  • meet someone famous
  • do yoga on the beach
  • try long boarding
  • go to an outdoor concert
  • eat something I grow
  • bake with flour from Arva – it’s close and it’s supposed to be delicious!
  • go sailing
  • go boogie boarding :)
  • make friendship bracelets
  • drink long island iced tea
  • ride a century
  • ride a tandem bicycle
  • ride horses
  • get a new tattoo
  • do hot yoga in shorts and a sports bra – not vanity, bravery!
  • meet a blogger friend in the flesh – 🙂 who wants to be the lucky one?
  • go to a few farms
  • have a water balloon fight
  • play frisbee
  • watch fireworks
  • play tennis
  • play beach volleyball
  • make a sand castle
  • go on a double date
  • go skinny dipping
  • have a Harry Potter movie marathon
  • ruin an outfit with ice cream – waffle cone + hot = enough said
  • go tubing
  • water ski
  • jump on a trampoline
  • make sun tea
  • go strawberry picking – when I was a kid, I used to eat more than my parents took home, I think…I’m sure I had red hands for days! 🙂
  • climb a tree
  • write something in a bottle and throw it in the lake
  • graduate – preferably without tripping
  • draw with sidewalk chalk
  • have a picnic — basket, checkered blanket, etc.
  • buy my produce at the farmers market weekly
  • jump in the lake in my clothes after a run
As I finish these, I’m planning on crossing them off (and maybe doing them over and over again). I also intend to add to this list as ideas strike me, cuz I have a knack for coming up with random things I need to do ASAP.

Who wants in on this stuff?!
Any suggestions?!
What’s on your summer bucket list? 


8 thoughts on “Summer is for living

  1. I want in on all of that stuff. ALL of it. Sadly now going into winter however 😦 What about surfing or paddleboarding? And i think you should find a playground with an awesome swing. That never gets old.

    • Make a winter list! It just might help you look forward to it. 🙂 I know I have ideas for fall and even winter up my sleeve. And if I make it to an ocean I’m all over surfing, promise!

      • I’ll make that list and share it with you for some super creative ideas. Seriously your list is amazing!

  2. “meet a blogger friend in the flesh” ME ME PICK MEEEEEE!!!!!!! Lol I want to do ALLLL these things! Ok so when we meet in the flesh, we can ride a century, during this we will beat everyone up a mountain/hill on our bikes, then afterward we can get drunk in the afternoon, which will make it easier to ruin our outfits (jerseys?) with ice cream, and while drunk we can climb trees and get tattoos and….well maybe not make a bonfire, that could be dangerous lol. GAH summer. It’s definitely my favorite time of year!!

    • This made me smile SO MUCH!

      Start looking for a century somewhere in the mountains? Please find one that is as epic as epic can be, okay?! The ice cream and beers will be on me and we can discuss tattoo ideas later 😉


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