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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

Movember and more...

If you've not already heard about Movember then where have you been hiding? Movember is a charity that raises the profile of prostate and other cancers that affect men.  They raise awareness by encouraging the testosterone enhanced among us to be sponsored to grow some face furniture during the month of November... Moustache + November = Movember.  Geddit?

So those of us aren't blessed with a furry top lip (f'nar), what can we do?  Stop bleaching, plucking or waxing for a month?  Oooohhh no... there's a much easier way to go and Mo'.  FACEBOOK!

118 118 (the directory enquiry people)  have created a great little app where you can upload a photo or use one of your existing Facebook photos and Mo' yourself for Movember. Once it's in the gallery you can get your friends to vote for you to win prizes.  And in true Blue Peter fashion, here's one I made earlier (Laura and Annie are going to KILL me! love it and have made it their Facebook profile picture too!).


Click the image to shoot through to the 
Movember Gallery and hit me with a vote.

Go and Mo' yourself on Facebook using the 118 118 application 
and if you make it your profile picture, 118 118 will donate £1 to Movember.
All the terms, conditions and shizzle are on their info page.

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PS:  You can always submit your experience of cancer to my occasional guest post series.
More details on the Cancer : Your Story page

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PPS: I'm guest posting on Aiming Low this week.  Go and have a nosy at that too!