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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

Accepting An Apology

We try to teach our children the difference between right and wrong.  When they are (in the) wrong we take them aside, explain the reasons why and encourage them to apologise.  Understanding regret and remorse helps us to develop as humans and as a society.

It's a fact of life that men will always slag off women and that women will always slag off men but "doing a Gordon Brown" seems to be the new trend.  The latest guilty parties, as we all know, are Richard Keys and Andy Grey who were overheard "off air" discussing the age-old theory that women don't know the *off-side rule.  You can hear the full conversation here which also goes on to discuss Karren Brady's views on sexism in football.

It is noted today that Ms Massey has, very graciously, accepted a telephone apology from Richard Keys and she is keen to move on.  I am more interested in what he has actually apologise for.  Does he regret the comments that he and his colleague made?  Has he apologised because he was made to?  Is he currently sat in a dark room muttering about women taking men's jobs?

It reminds me of an episode of Friends - The One With The Male Nanny.
Ross: What kind of job is that for a man? A nanny?  It's like if a woman wanted to be...
Rachel: Yeeees?
Ross: .... A.... king?

*no, I don't know the off-side rule but here is a fab explanation