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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

100 Words - The Assignment

Every six weeks or so The Assignment takes over my life. Two days before the deadline I enter “panic mode”.  The books have been read and the supporting material digested so I have the knowledge. 

The jumble of pencil scribbles and green highlighter marks suddenly make no sense.  Two thousand words isn't a lot really, is it?  Sometimes I struggle to fill the page, sometimes I need to cut back.

I heave a big sigh, hoping someone is listening and will offer a word of support but there is no-one in earshot.  They have been warned to leave me alone.

"100 Words" idea stolen from Mr London Street
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