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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


Did someone mention Karaoke? *clears throat*... *takes a deep breath*...What?  You don't want me to actually sing?  Damn!

I'm a massive fan of singing at the top of my voice in the car going to and from work and I love a bit of karaoke on a night out (*ahem* previous karaoke observations *cough*) so this tag from Liz is a great excuse for me to open up YouTube and pick out a few stock favourites that I find myself scribbling down on  those tiny scraps of paper give out by the DJ in the pub.  Er, yes - I'm the one that can't really sing but they have to drag out of the pub at the end of the night begging for "just one more song."

And these are just my solo efforts!! I have a full repertoire for myself and t'other half too which includes Human League, Meatloaf, Sonny & Cher, Elton John & Kiki Dee...  We're just like the cast of Glee *dissolves into fits of laughter*

I'm going to ask MichelleKateClaire, Paul and YOU!  What is your karaoke speciality?  Join the meme or just link to a YouTube vid in the comments.