Getting ready for #167

Hello my bucket list friends! I have some exciting news to share, I have officially signed up for the Disneyland Half Marathon this September! As you probably already know I’m a huge Disney fan and I also enjoying running so I’m really looking forward to this race. I’m very excited but I have a long way to go because I have only done 5k’s so far. I’m going to have to do a lot of training between now and then. I thought that this would be a good to time to share the beginning of my training with you. Ready, Set, Go!

 

Usually When I practice for my 5ks I run on trails and at parks but because this race is going to be a lot longer than what I’m used to I decided to join a gym so that I would have more opportunity to train because lately it has been hard to get out a run due to it getting dark so early . I’ve only been to the gym a few times so far and I already love it. The treadmills have helped me out a lot with my running I’ve already done two 5ks on the treadmills! My times are pretty slow but I know they will improve the more I go. I have also enjoyed using the pool at the gym, it’s very low impact but it gives me an amazing workout. In addition to the gym I will be doing some smaller races before the half marathon . I can’t wait to watch myself get faster !

Rock on – Christina Epperly

#24 donate blood

Hello my bucket list friends! I’m very happy because I just crossed off a really awesome item off of my list! Not only was it a new and exciting experience but it also helped to save lives. I can’t wait to tell you all about it so let’s get going!

 

#24 donate blood – Crossed off February 2016
This list item is a very important one because blood donation is something that is very much needed. When I decided to cross this list item off I went online and I found a blood drive near me and I signed up online it was very simple to do. I made an appointment for after work. I was one of the last appointments of the day so there was no line when I walked in. I was nervous because I had never donated blood before and I did not know what to expect but the staff were all very helpful and friendly and that helped to make me more comfortable. The process was pretty simple I signed in took some simple heath tests and then I answered a few questions. After that was done it was time to give blood. I got scared when the needle was being put in my arm but I had my phone to distract me. After that I just relaxed until it was all done. I felt a little dizzy after but after having some food and juice I felt better. I want to give blood again so I can help more people.

Rock on – Christina Epperly