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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

Simple Rules

My radio listening is a bit erratic to say the least.  My time in the car and who I share my office with determines which radio shows I listen to.

I was working in another town yesterday and could afford to set off a little later than normal so I was listening to Radio 2 in the car.  I caught a 'Pause For Thought' type chat between Chris Evans and Rev. Rob Gillion which made me smile.  It also made me think that it's always the simple ideas that work the best.  

The theme was that we have more in common that we have differences and The Rev suggested that we should live by these rules set out in our nursery schools:
  • Play fair
  • Share everything
  • Don't hit people
  • Don't take things that are not yours
  • Say you're sorry when you hurt someone
  • Have biscuits and milk and take a nap in the afternoon
  • When you go out into the world watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together

Easy, yeah?  Shouldn't we all follow these rules?  I'm up for it!

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