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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

Guinness World Records Officially Amazing Science Live!

Back in November I spent a day with the Guinness World Records team trying to become an official record breaker (I failed *sad face*) and seeing their new augmented reality feature (amazing) on display on a large scale.  They invited me back to see their new science show that's going on tour.  Here's Marco from the GWR team to tell you more.  

Now, you know I don't normally plug events on here so this has to be something special for me to give it a shout out.  I had an brilliant day with the team and you can check if the Officially Amazing Science Live! tour is coming to a town near you (there's a prize draw to win family tickets on that page too... ssshhh I didn't tell you!).  Audience members will be given the opportunity to attempt some world records (I hear they're going to be along the lines of  'How quickly can you duct tape yourself to a wall?' and 'Who has the loudest scream?') just as we were back in November and there's loads of surprises in store too.

Let me know if you manage to get to one of the shows and say "HI" to the team for me. I want to see your photos after too!