Summer Bucket List: Parkrun…

On our bucket list~

28.) Park Run: Now I’ve got back into running again. Time to lace the trainers up and start running faster. I’m sure it will be my slowest time but with 6 weeks surely I can improve!?!

Over last weekend and the beginning of this week we have been getting lots done on our summer bucket list!


Park run.

Lots of train rides. 


Even a trip on the train to the cinema in Nottingham on Sunday to see Pixar’s Inside out. 

Not letting the rain ruin our fun!

Another one on the bucket list complete..

2.) Take Lots Of Train Rides: Lots of days out on the train to here, there and everywhere.

On Saturday we ticked off Parkrun off our summer bucket list.

It was {as predicted} my worst ever Parkrun time.

Not to worry though as I am just getting back into running.

I really enjoyed getting out and running with lots of other people around you.

It does get so boring going out on your own!!

My son on the other hand did amazing. 

He has ran every day since New Years Day. 

At least a mile everyday.

Increasing it after a few months at a time.

He wanted to have a goal to work for, to help improve his running.

So he decided to start a runstreak.

He has kept to it everyday just by putting his mind to it.

No sighs of stopping for a day off either!

We had a little competition for the New Year to see who could keep a run streak going the longest. 

Me, my daughter and 2 eldest sons have gave our run streak up as soon as started.

My youngest son and husband are still going .

He says I want to win the £100.00 bet on the runstreak.

Why did I give up?

Oh well I’ve been out of the competition so long now I have forgotten about the prize money!

I thought it was £20.00 that we agreed!!

Not sure where the £100. bet came from,as he now says it was this agreed prize!?!

He has his eyes on the prize!

And my husband does not like to lose either!!

Most days he just ran a mile or 2, a few times a week he does a 3 miles run and now upped his long Sunday run to 5 miles. 

He is my running hero, I should take a leaf out of his book!!

 Left on the bucket list…

  • Go To The Beach 
  • Lots Of Train Rides
  •  Have A BBQ
  • Visit Bakewell in Derby
  • Rounders
  • Early Morning Runs
  • Visit Matlock in Derbyshire
  •  Play Tennis
  • Clumber Park In Nottingham
  • Victoria Embankment, Nottingham
  • Sherwood Forest, Nottingham
  • The Gym 
  • Visit Lincoln in Lincolnshire
  • Basket Ball
  • Lots Of Walking Mollie To The Parks
  • Visit Blackpool Lancashire
  • Stopping At Grandma And Granddads Caravan
  •  Days Out At Skegness Lincolnshire
  • Newstead Abbey Nottinghamshire
  • Shopping in Manchester
  • A day trip to Bournemouth
  • London
  • Grandmas And Granddads
  • 5 parks in 5 hours 
  • Funfair
  • Go To The Woods To Have A Nerf Gun Battle
  • Visit Leicester
  • Park Run
  • Visit Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • A walk around Ladybower Reservoir, Derbyshire
  • COSMO Restaurant Nottingham
  • Visit York
  • Day trip to Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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  1. Chloe Ciliberto
    3 August 2015 / 20:12

    This is such a great bucket list! I love the nerf gun fight! You've got so many creative ideas on here. I wish I had the motivation to run this much. You must be so proud of your son for sticking to it for so long. He sounds really determined and such a motivated person! What great skills to have so young. Thank you for linking up to #whatevertheweather x

  2. Jenny Eaves
    1 August 2015 / 21:20

    Wow! he's doing amazingly! Even if he does win the prize, he will probably keep going as he has glearly set himself such fantastic goals. Well done to him. Great bucket list too. Looking forward to seeing what you tick off your bucket list next!Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather Wednesday. 🙂 x

  3. Tamar SB
    30 July 2015 / 09:42

    Good for your sun! Wasn't Inside Out adorable!?

  4. Annie
    29 July 2015 / 22:11

    Oh, what a determination! It may have been the prize that got him started, but I bet it is more than that now! Sounds like you are having a great summer!