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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

Feed me! Feed me NOW!

I had to attend a meeting last night.  I would be out for approximately three hours.

Son #2:  What will I eat in all the time that you're out? (note the guilt-laden statement)
Me:  Didn't you just have tea 20 minutes ago?
Son #2:  Yeah, but, I'm always hungry, aren't I?

I have a feeling that all the media panic surrounding the recent volcano eruption and the many people stranded has taken effect slightly closer to home.  He was duly despatched to the corner shop for a loaf of bread just in case.  He knows how to survive on beans on toast, egg on toast, scrambled egg on toast, toast, jam butties...