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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

Happy Mother's Day [Infographic]

We all know what I think about Mother's Day and I've written before how life is hard without Mum here to run things by.  It doesn't matter who the matriarchal figure in our life is but what is important is that we ensure that we value the work that the mum-figure in our life does for us.  I've been taking part in a debate about how we reward our Mums over on Parentdish.  You've still got time to vote in that debate (as long as you're voting for my viewpoint) which includes the chance to win a trip to a spa!!  Click the banner image to find out more. have pulled together this infographic which (according to survey results) puts a monetary figure on the work of a mum.  I'd say we're worth much more than this... priceless, in fact.

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