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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

My Dr Martens Stand For Lancashire

I saw the #STANDFORSOMETHING campaign tweeted out by Dr Martens a couple of days ago. I then saw that my buddy, Sian, had designed her own boot using their Facebook app so I've jumped on the bandwagon. 

Dr Martens #standforsomething

Seeing as though Sian totally stole my idea I decided to stay local and stand loud and proud for Lancashire. I never thought that a slightly out-of-focus picture of Blackpool Tower could look so awesome.

There are much more meaningful campaigns on the Dr Marten Facebook page. Go and make your own on the Facebook app and then leave me a link to the picture in the comments so I can have a nosy.

Edited to add:  I got a bit carried away and designed another. Now I can't decide which I like best. Which one would you choose?

Dr Martens #standforsomething