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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

Tell Me Three Things...

I want to know three things about you that you have never mentioned on your blog or that you have never mentioned to other bloggers.  You may be as cryptic or as daft or as open as you like.  Please leave your "three things" in the comments section below.

I shall start with:

My grandfather was a prisoner-of-war during WW2 and met my grandmother whilst in the camp (she was working there).  When he was sent back to Germany after the war he kept in contact as best he could and returned to marry her in 1948.

I used to regularly apply to appear on quiz shows - nothing ever came of it although I did have two auditions for the first series of 'In It To Win It'.

I have had my adenoids removed but not my tonsils.

Over to you...