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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

The Gallery : Ugly

This blog post is for the Weekly Gallery that Tara over at "Sticky Fingers" is running.   Use a picture you already have or a picture that you've taken especially for the theme that best fits the prompt.  Post it on your blog and write about it.

 This week's theme is "Ugly" and it's all my fault.  I'm sorry... *embarassed face*

However, what I have seen is conversations on Twitter that have emerged around the definition of "ugly"; what I see as ugly, someone will think is utterly beautiful and vice versa.

Here is my "UGLY" photo for this weeks Gallery:
This is my journey to work.  All motorway... in front, behind, with the occasional stretch of traffic cones thrown in for a bit of variety.  The motorway network in this country is extremely useful but is just lengths of tarmac with a few lengths of white paint dotted around and however much I love my work, the journey there and back is the same old stretch of tarmac every single day.

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