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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

Review : Hotter Shoes

First impressions count, I don't care what anyone says.  When I was asked to pick a pair of Hotter Shoes from their website to review, I was a bit dubious.  I may be a (*cough*very young*cough*) Nana but that doesn't mean to say that I have to start dressing like one!

However, well fitted, comfortable leather shoes are important and as I dug a little deeper into the Hotter Shoes website I saw a few styles and colours that I really liked.  I plumped for a pair that I could use for work so that I could give them a fair test.

The fitting of the shoe is perfect (there is a handy sizing guide to download on the website) and it felt like I was wearing a pair of slippers.  They have fast become my favourite pair of "everyday" shoes (in boring black though - I wish I'd picked purple or red now) and would recommend them to anyone!  I initially thought the prices were quite high (the pair that I chose would have been £60.00) but the quality and comfort both justify that price.

Hotter stock shoes for women and men and their website is very easy to navigate.  They and also have an accessories section (I'm trying to not buy a handbag at the moment), and a clearance section.

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