Monday, July 13, 2009

Ideas for fabulous at 50

Over breakfast yesterday I was thinking aloud, talking with my husband about what I should do for my 50th bday next March. Walk a half-marathon (I do NOT run - ever, unless maybe if a bear is chasing me), hike up Pikes Peak, learn to snowboard (he told me he has a cane and walker I can borrow), ride in a bicycle race? I want it to be something fitness related. And something I never would have been done a decade ago.

Sooooo, any other ideas on some cool activity? And don't say 99 minutes on a stairmaster. I'm not insane like Jen/PriorFatGirl!!!! ;-D

20 comments:

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

OH COME ON!

Just kidding, I really feel like that was a dream, good thing I took pictures!

i can't wait to hear what you come up with - this is a great idea!

spunkysuzi said...

Rock climbing :)
Roller blading!

Ro said...

All of your ideas sound GREAT...do more than one!!!!
I can't wait until WE decide..LOLLLL

Annalisa201 said...

Come scubadiving in Australia :) Yeah, I know - long shot, but you're so totally invited to stay with us anyway. I'd say no to snowboarding - I grew up cross country skiing, but never liked downhill and couldn't do the snowboarding thing... bicycling race sounds fun, or just a fun bike event... I love my bike - I just need to get out and do it more!

Can't believe you about the age really... are you sure you're not a decade off - 39? The pictures look like it. You look fantastic June :) I can only hope!

Annalisa201 said...

After taking a second look at pictures - you don't even strike me as 39... way younger!!! How the heck do you do it?! WOW!

Miz said...

I KNOW!! HOW FREAKIN CRAZYAMAZING IS PFG!
I couldnt believe her tweets about all that.

and I am zero help.
I turn 40 on saturday and forgot to make any big!plans!

:)

Diana said...

OOH, I'm learning to snowboard this winter...can't friggin wait! :)

How exciting! I can't wait to hear what you pick!

Hanlie said...

Walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain! It's on my to-do list!

shefit said...

I love the idea of walking a half marathon! You could always ride a bike to a fun but far destination.

Annalisa201 said...

Okay, if you're serious, a trip to Australia is seriously not that much... you'd think it's crazy money and impossible. Actually, it's only $750 round trip from LA (just have to get to california) and about $3-400 for 2-3 weeks spending money, maybe more if you want to go crazy and rent a boat or something, although I have friends with boats, and one in particular with a summer house on an island (full of wallabies) you could probably stay in too! Seasons to come are definetely March-April (Autumn) so you miss the hot summer humidity (Nov-Feb) and the Jan-February "Summer Monsoon" season. Anyway... just planting the idea :) And my offer stands, you'll have a place to stay :)

Martha said...

You should do something that involves the number "50".. like.. um... walking 50 steps?

Nah, that's exercise for me :P

Keep us updated on what you decide to do!

HappySkinnyGirl said...

Wow! You look at least 10 years younger :)

boudica said...

I'm voting for the Pike's Peak idea. My Granny did it at 50 and I'm planning to as well ( it'll be here before I know it!)
ps you look awesome!

Anonymous said...

Ches and I thoroughly enjoyed parasailing - ya'll should give it a try!!

Lynda

Cammy said...

I think you should choose FIVE things, one for each decade. Space them out in the months leading up to your birthday! I wish I had done that, but I held out for the jet ski after the weight loss. :)

Marilu said...

You should do an Aids Walk, or some walk for a cause that you're passionate about. Or, you know, a triathlon... ;)

dani31608 said...

I love fitness goals as celebrations! I'm sure you'll enjoy whatever you decide! =)

Lynn said...

Believe it or not I've walked 13.5 miles a couple of times lately just to see if I could do it. So I have no doubt that you could walk a half a marathon! Oh...and I'm over 50 already...
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Actual Scale said...

The 99 minutes were amazing but think I'd pick something different, too. lol

No way I would have ever pegged you for nearing 50. I kept looking at the photo, going back to the post & thinking, nah...but I was pretty sure you didn't typo your own age. lol

You look fabulous at almost 50! Enjoy your birthday & do whatever the heck you want.

Sarah said...

How about take your sisters on a vacation with you somewhere?? Can we all come to Australia??

I'm the younger sister and haven't looked it for a very long time...I'd better start doing something about that!! She got the thick hair of the family too...lucky!

Love ya sis!!