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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

What Have You Learnt Today?

What have you learnt today?  It could be

  • triva-based 
  • a "Really?  I never knew that!" moment
  • practical
  • useful
  • something that you will never use again (or maybe at the next #FridayTwiz).

My knowledge increased one notch today by finding out that ketchup used to be administered as a medicine!
I also learnt that when the people at the tax credits office say, "We will ring you back within 48 hours" that their 48 hours isn't necessarily the same length of time as my 48 hours.