Renny’s bucket list

My list of things I’m actively trying to do, considering doing, or just plain would love to have at least given a bash…

  • Munros: climb lots more of them. This year Ben Nevis (Done Ben Nevis 2012, still waiting to do some in 2013!)
  • Overcome fear of heights. It’s bad
  • Leave the car undriven (In progress)
  • Do the 110 mile Glasgow to Edinburgh cycle run
  • Learn to mountain bike (In progress)
  • Cycle to Muirshiel Country Park & run 10k of trails. Cycle back
  • Do more stretching
  • Do some hostelling with my son (started!)
  • Take my son up his first Munro (Done his first mini-mountain at Ben Aan. Doing Ben Lomond  summer 2013)
  • Take my son camping as often as he’d like
  • Do my first triathlon (Done, May 2013)
  • Do an Ironman (done a half)
  • Learn to tumble turn
  • Run an Ultra
  • Run in all our national parks
  • Start painting again. I was alright once upon a time
  • Relearn the piano (In progress)
  • Go hillwalking and trail running in Majorca, preferably with my family (booked for summer 2013!)
  • Organise a race or run round about my local area
  • Use the supermarket as little as possible, pockets allowing
  • Do some community-spirited things (In progress)
  • Cook for my friends MUCH MORE OFTEN
  • Be at a level of fitness that leaves me happy and tired (In progress)
  • Take my son on outdoors adventures (In progress)
  • Learn how to save money (In progress)
  • Be mortgage free (In progress)
  • Do some open water swimming
  • Don’t watch TV for a month
  • Don’t drink alcohol for a month
  • Make sure they are not THE SAME month!
  • Do the West Highland way. (In progress)
  • Do Scotland Coast to Coast (almost done this by doing The Great Glen by bike/run/kayak)
  • Island hop up the west coast of Scotland
  • Get a four-legged running companion
  • Go on a mountain skills course
  • Read books as if my life depended on it
  • Convince my wife to come running (given up on this one)
  • Win the lottery so I can divide my time equally between cooking, reading and exploring the great outdoors
  • Use at least one weekend a month for outdoor adventures

4 Responses to Renny’s bucket list

  1. Sarah says:

    Hi Renny
    Have you been to Dumbrock Loch near Milngavie? It’s the most beautiful place. We’ve been here a few times. I found it after an internet search as my husband; Simon wanted go open water swimming while we’re in Scotland. He says it’s not too cold and the water is lovely and clear. There’s a car park and a lovely café across the road too. You get to the loch by heading across some fields and through a kissing gate to an area on the edge of the loch which has large rocks where you can get changed and sit. Simon has cycled from Kilbarchan to Dumbrock Loch and I drive over with his wetsuit as it, he’s not been brave enough to go in in just his speedos 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi Renny
    Have you been to Dumbrock Loch near Milngavie? It’s the most beautiful place. We’ve been here a few times. I found it after an internet search as my husband; Simon wanted go open water swimming while we’re in Scotland. He says it’s not too cold and the water is lovely and clear. There’s a car park and a lovely café across the road too. You get to the loch by heading across the road and some fields, through a kissing gate to an area on the edge of the loch which has large rocks where you can get changed and sit. Simon has cycled from Kilbarchan to Dumbrock Loch and I drive over with his wetsuit as it’s a lovely drive out even if you’re not planning to swim although he’s not been brave enough to go in in just his speedos 🙂

    • RennyRambles says:

      Wow. I have a few friends who’ll definitely be interested in that. And definitely one for my bucket list. Just need to borrow a wetsuit or wait for spring.

      Thanks again!

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