My 30 Before 30

I turned 29 at the end of February, and decided that I would succumb to the clichés and compile a 30 Before 30 list. A selection of things that I want to do in the next year, before I hit the big three-zero!

I might not do all of them – I haven’t decided for definite about the tattoo! – and I’ve cheated slightly in that some of them I’ve already planned/booked. Some are fitness related and some are more lifestyle goals and ambitions, things that I’ve been meaning to try or do for a while – quite a few are linked to travel as I would like to do more of it. There are also some things that I’ve most definitely done before – I’ve just put them on the list as I really want to enjoy the experience again!

By writing a 30 Before 30 list I’m not saying that I think everything ends at 30 or that after that point you can’t do fun things – it’s more a little push to make sure I sign up and commit to getting the most out of this year 🙂

Birthday cake race medal

(How amazing is this birthday cake my Mum made me in the shape of a running medal?!)


30 before 30

  1. Run a marathon (or register for one)
  2. Gain a fitness qualification
  3. Adopt a cat (maybe)
  4. Get a tattoo (maybe)
  5. Visit France
  6. Get an article published in a magazine
  7. Go on a cycling holiday
  8. Climb a mountain
  9. Learn the basics of meditation and practise
  10. Go on a girls weekend
  11. Complete a cycling race
  12. Go on a spa break
  13. Find the perfect “little black dress”
  14. Host a dinner party
  15. Learn how to apply eyeliner
  16. Get up and watch the sunrise
  17. Hire a car and go on a road trip
  18. Clear (some of) my credit card debts
  19. Organise my photos and print my favourites
  20. Cultivate a balcony/terrace garden
  21. Volunteer for a good cause
  22. Go to a gig/festival
  23. Spectate at a sporting event
  24. Have swimming lessons
  25. Keep a journal every day for a month
  26. Go on a date(s)
  27. Learn to do a pull-up
  28. Cycle 100 miles
  29. Go on a beach holiday
  30. DANCE!


What would/did you put on your list?

Beki x

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  • Reply Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Happy belated birthday 🙂 AMAZING cake.
    Great list! Love this idea. I’m not sure what I’d do… maybe the Inca Trail, visit Scotland, visit Ireland… Run an ultra. Cook a three course meal for family or friends (basically host a dinner party, I’d love to but I feel like it’s a huge undertaking as I’d want to do it really well).

    March 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm
    • Reply misswheezy

      Thanks Anna! Your list sounds amazing – I’d love to do the Inca Trail too sometime.

      March 20, 2016 at 5:51 pm
  • Reply Maria @ runningcupcake

    That cake is fantastic! Happy belated birthday!
    It’s too late for me, but I did a marathon as my 30th birthday present to myself- it actually fell later in my birthday month so I was already 30, so the last day of my 20’s was spent doing a 20 mile training run/race.

    March 18, 2016 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Laura @ Laura : Fat 2 Fit

    Happy Belated Birthday! LOVE the cake!

    I’ve seen lots of the 30 before 30 posts, I think they’re a great idea and I love your list! ABSOLUTELY to number 3. Cats are the absolute best xD

    Tough one with what I would put on my list. There’s a couple on yours that I would definitely have on mine. I really want to have the accomplishment of running a marathon..but when I run a half marathon.. there is no way I could ever imagine having to do another straight after xD Maybe one day!

    March 18, 2016 at 11:53 pm
    • Reply misswheezy

      Haha I know what you mean about the marathon! We’ll see if that one comes about, but it is something I would love to say I’ve done. I’m definitely a cat lover 🙂 x

      March 20, 2016 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply Laureen @Peachylau

    Good idea! And yes, you HAVE to go to France!

    March 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply Allison

    What a great list! It’s too late for me, but maybe I could still make one for another milestone age. It will need some thought though. Maybe cycle from London to Paris – I’d love to do that and the idea of an adventure appeals.

    March 30, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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