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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 words that were never said...

She came, crept into our lives
And destroyed us.
She took our trust, screwed it up 
And threw it away.
He was no better...
He let it all happen
And now we have to pretend it's all OK
Because the person who was torn in two
Is no longer with us.

She will never be to me what she wants to be,
Not after what she did.
Each time I look at him
I see the guilt in his eyes,
But I no longer care
Now I know the truth about the past.
He knows what he has lost...

Edited to add:  I've decided to submit this poem to the Writing Workshop that is  run by Josie at Sleep Is For The Weak.  This week was Workshop #21 and I used prompt #2 - A moment of realisation where you knew something had to change.  I was going to explain what it's about but even now, there are still some things better left unsaid.  You can find all the other Workshop posts >>> here <<<