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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 Beginning

I have written the title; it’s a start.  The rest of the available space screams at me like white noise.  Where are the words going to come from?  They normally bubble up from within but today my mind is as blank as the screen.  

I am always searching for new ideas, armed with my notebook.  The scribbling makes sense to no-one else.  I listen, I watch, I feel.  I bemoan the fact that I do not have the time nor the discipline to turn the words into something tangible.

Writing, in whatever form, is my escapism.   Always searching for Utopia. 

Formulated after reading the Mr London Street "100 words" posts