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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

Contemplating my belly button

Omphaloskepsis - there's a word for you!!

I have been a bit preoccupied with 'other things' over the past few days and when I'm under pressure I always seem to become a bit introverted - classic signs of navel-gazing.  Busy at work, busy at home, studying (two assignments submitted in 8 days), trying to organise some house refurbishment, bitch, lover, sister, mother... and all the while I've not been as active with my writing, social networking or nattering on my favourite fourm.  I feel a bit lost and worn out but hopefully, now that the intense pressure of assignment deadlines is over (well, for four weeks, anyway), my mojo will return.

On the plus side, we had Sky+HD installed today (upgrade) and I'm mightily impressed with the record/fast forward/rewind facility.  It's like I've discovered gravity or something.