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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

Listography - Top 5 Life Lessons

There are a number of 'Listography' posts on this blog (but it appears to be a whole year since the last one) and when Kate sets the theme, many of them make me run to open a new blog post.  This one (Top Five Life Lessons) was just the same, mainly because I have a new Pinterest board called "Word!" and I'm now following the Cybher #MTOTD (motivational tweet of the day) stream.  

All should be taken with a pinch of salt and you should imagine me with my tongue stuck firmly in my cheek.


1.  Obviously...


Don't let the bastards grind you down


2.  The best person you can be is you!


Just be you and if people don't like it, well, fuck them.

3.  Which leads me on to...


The less you give a fuck the happier you'll be

4.  But a bit more seriously...


 The only time you should look back is to see how far you've come

5.  And finally... 


Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it's inspiring.


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