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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

Plastic Fantastic

There's a new award/meme being bounced around the blogosphere (created by Tattoo'd Mummy)  and I've been nominated by Nova at Cherished By Me.  The rules are that you must list five fictional characters that you would... well, you know... *cough*mumble*ahem*  (remember - fictional characters - not the actor), then pass the meme on to five other people.

1.  Puck from Glee
I do not need to explain why I would jump his bones... just look!!!

2.  John Bender from The Breakfast Club
I'm sensing a "bad boy" theme here already...

I'd let him look for cobwebs...

4.  Matt Damon as himself
in the "I'm Fucking Matt Damon" video  by Sarah Silverman

5.  Andrew Stone of Starman 
he may not be fictional but he is certainly is fabulous

I tag the following lucky people:
Emily O at Babyrambles
Manda at Flying Start Magazine (maybe something to start the new blog off with?)
Paula at Battling On

*NB:  this blog post was written with my tongue firmly stuck in my cheek