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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

Getting To Know Me with #OneWord

It's hard to refuse Tara when she sends out such lovely emails with great ideas.  She's always coming up with ingenious ways to connect bloggers with photography or video and this latest venture really got me thinking.

I hate photographs of myself.  I am not in the slightest bit photogenic but there is the odd time that my 'good side' is caught.  The request was to provide a black and white picture of yourself holding up a word which you think describes you so that everyone gets to see a little bit of the blogger behind the blog. 

What would your #oneword be?  Let me know in the comments or feel free to take your own picture and join in.  There's a link-up on Tara's blog where you can see all the other pictures.

And just in case you don't know what I look like, here's my picture and the word I chose to describe me.  Mixing old and new, just like I do on the blog...