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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

Pick Me, Pick Me!!

I don't blog to win awards but the recognition of nomination from my peers really validates the amount of time and effort I put into the content here.  Can I count on your vote for a couple of awards?  I'll make it really easy for you to click through and tell you what to do.

First of all I have been nominated for THREE awards in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BiBs) organised by BritMums.  Change, Inspire and Outstanding.  I'm pretty pleased with that as it encompasses what I try to achieve with this blog.  You can see the shortlist here and then vote for me (and other pretty amazing bloggers) by clicking on any of the BiBs images below.

Change Shortlist    Inspire Shortlist     Outstanding Shortlist

Next the MADs nominations have opened - I was a finalist in the Most Innovative category last year and would love to receive enough nominates to become a finalist again this year.  There are loads of categories available (click the link to have a read through first) and I'll leave it up to you to decide which you think I deserve.   You can vote for me (and other pretty amazing bloggers) by clicking the MADs image below

MAD Blog Awards 2012

For both sets of nominations you can only vote once so if you're voting for others you'll have to do it at the same time.  Also, you can click through to nominate at any time from the badges in the sidebar in the "What Else?" section.