When it comes to seeking thrills, there's apparently no age limit. Consider the case of 95-year-old Margit Tall of Helsinki, Finland, who on Aug. 7 may have become the oldest woman ever to complete a bungee jump.
Most women 50-plus have a personal "I've been thinking about ..." beauty de-aging list of things they'd like to do or try. Of course, the to-dos keep changing along with our constantly evolving lifestyle, finances, needs and attitudes. A universal bucket list is tough to come up with because we're such a diverse group, but I'll give it a whirl based on what women are telling me now. Here are six possible big and small ideas to add to your beauty bucket list for 2013:
Evvie Heilbrunn is no shrinking violet. Four days a week the two-time breast cancer survivor hikes at least two hours or works out on a treadmill or elliptical machine. She sweats it out with a personal trainer another two days. And did I mention that she has Parkinson's disease and will climb Mount Everest this fall?
Min Bahadur Sherchan, 81, turned back from the summit of Mount Everest on May 28 because of bad weather, failing in his attempt to become the oldest person to climb the world's highest mountain. The Associated Press reports that Sherchan held the record from 2008, when he scaled the peak at the age of 76, until last week, when 80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura surpassed him.
John Goddard, who died on May 17 at age 88 in Glendale, Calif., was a swashbuckling, globe-trotting adventurer of such renown that Dos Equis could have used him instead of an actor in its "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials and not had to exaggerate his achievements. He was the sort of man that Indiana Jones, had he actually existed outside the movies, would have looked up to. Dale Carnegie would have turned to him for inspirational advice. We could go on, but you catch our drift.
Ever since I was a kid, I've been building my bucket list. It sounds weird, but it's true. I remember in the sixth grade creating a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish in life.
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