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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

Holiday Guest Posts

I'm off on my jollies to Spain tomorrow (hooray!!).  Because I love my blog very much and appreciate the readership that I've built up, I requested some guest posts so that you had something to read each day.  I never expected the response that I've received.  I've had posts from people from all walks of life, using every subject matter that you can think of.  I am astounded by the generosity from the community that I am a proud to be a part of.   There are also two "Cancer - Your Story" posts due - you can see those on the schedule too.

I have built a schedule of the guest posts so that you have something to refer to.  Some days there may be two posts because I felt they linked into one another.  The first post of the day is scheduled for 11am.  If there is a second post for that day it is scheduled in for 3pm (both UK time).  If the guest writers have a blog and/or Twitter account, I have included links in the intro.  Please feel free to visit the other blogs, follow everyone on Twitter, expand and strengthen your social network and just sit back and enjoy the pieces I've chosen to share with you.

I have just one last request.  If you see something you like, please share it.  There are plenty of ways to do that on the blog - either use the "Tweet Meme" button in the side bar or the "share" facility at the end of each blog post.  And don't forget to show some comment love!!  See you on the 23rd July...

The calender is interactive - if you use Google Calender then feel free to add the schedule to your calender.  If you click on each day, you will see a few more details about the scheduled guest post.

Oh PS... FridayTwiz is cancelled for the next two Fridays - unless, of course, someone wants to take up the role of TwizMaster...  Sorry, but both myself and Jen (@JenCull) are on holiday... but not together!!