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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

A Final Thank You

Race for Life final total

Earlier this year I took part in two Race For Life events to raise money for Cancer Research UK.  My daughter joined me for the first one (in Blackburn) and my sister in law joined me for the second one (in Manchester).  

On Monday 30th September my online donation page officially closes 
but just have a look at the total raised.

(plus £144.88 in Gift Aid)

YOU did that.  Every single person who donated can be assured that your money is going towards developments and research to help beat cancer - a disease which affects more than 1 in 3 of us.

So, from Rachel, Trish and myself

Here's to next year!