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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 Father's Day [Infographic]

My children's dad is pretty special - well, I have to say that after 22 years, don't I?  He's a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, what with fixing the cars, home DIY, the allotment and of course, being the at-home parent whilst I doss around at work go out and earn a crust.

Just as they did for Mother's Day, have put together some research in the form of an infographic (yup, I'm still loving them) to show the Value of a Dad.  So let's celebrate all Dad's today.  They're allowed one day of the year, I suppose!

how much is a dad worth infographic

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