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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

Inspirational Quotes

I'm not normally into inspirational quotes, however sometimes something just stops me in my tracks, even though it might seem 'cheezy'!  I am not sure whether it's a new state of mind within my new job role or just old age.   Anyway, I saw these two posters at a meeting today (immediately Instagrammed them, natch) and thought that we could all use these quotes either for ourselves or our children.   What do you think? 


"The choices we don't make are as important as the ones we do make"

"No two flowers bloom in exactly the same way"