Setting yourself fitness goals and challenges helps to keep you on track and boosts your motivation when you’re training. However, some goals are a little harder to accomplish than others. If you want to test your mettle and ensure you stay inspired, add these fitness challenges to your bucket list now:
Run Ogden Marathon
A marathon is a great fitness challenge to have, but why run any marathon when you can register for a world-renowned event? Take a look any review of the Ogden Marathon and you’ll see why it’s been hailed as ‘one of the top ten marathons in the world’. Combining epic scenery with a challenging route and great support from the local community, Ogden Marathon is a fitness challenge that will give you a lifetime’s worth of memories.
Go Open Water Swimming in St Kitts
Open water swimming has become more mainstream in recent years, although there are important safety precautions you need to be aware of. If you want to try open water swimming, an organized event is a great way to do so safely, and what’s better than crossing the channel between St Kitts and Nevis?
Depart from Oualie Beach on Nevis and a warm welcome awaits you at Cockleshell Bay, St Kitts. With a distance of just 4.1km or 2.5 miles, it’s challenging enough to test you but also suitable enough for swimmers of all abilities. Of course, the warm waters and stunning surroundings mean you won’t need much persuading to add this one to your bucket list!
Try Sea Paddle, NYC
New York probably isn’t the first location you think of when it comes to paddle-boarding but Sea Paddle, NYC, is ready to change your perception. The 40km route will take you around Manhattan and enable you to experience the City in a whole new way. While it’s certainly demanding, there’s also a fantastic camaraderie between participants, which means you’ll have a blast as you propel yourself through the water, dodge passing boats, and wave to spectators.
Trek the Great Himalaya Trail
At 4,583km, the Great Himalaya Trail certainly isn’t for the faint of heart! Taking you through India, Bhutan, and Pakistan, you’ll see eight of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and experience local hospitality as you pass through remote villages and towns.
While the surroundings certainly make the Great Himalaya Trail a must-do bucket list activity, the option to customize your experience makes things even better. You can run, walk, or bike as much of the route as you like, although a little mountaineering might be required too. In addition to this, there are shorter trails designed to cater for less experienced athletes, so you really can create your very own ‘Great Himalaya Trail’.
Create Your Fitness Bucket List Now
Whether you’re just starting out on your fitness journey or you’ve already completed a couple of ultramarathons, it’s never too early to start creating your fitness bucket list. With so many exciting events to take part in, creating a custom bucket list will give you the inspiration and motivation you need to achieve your fitness goals and have some fun along the way.
KT is a digital nomad who quit her job, bought a ticket somewhere, got a tan, fell in love with mother nature and she would never return to the normal life that society dictates. You can also connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @pinaynomad