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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 - Dear Mum

I realised, with a jolt, that it is weeks since I visited your grave.  I felt guilty.  But I also remembered that you would want me to live in the here and now and make the most of what is happening in my life, especially as it is so exciting now. 

I want to know what you would have thought.  What am I saying?  Of course you would have been proud of me.  That's what Mother's do, isn't it?  Enthuse about their off-spring.  

What I'm trying to say is, even though you're not here anymore, you're still my inspiration.

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