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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

The One Where Me And Erno Rubik Become Friends

rubik's cube

So this just happened...

I might have squealed a little bit.
I make no apologies for cropping and saving it and sharing it.

I think I may have completed the internet.

It makes the Rubik 40th anniversary celebrations all the more special, doesn't it?

And if you're into your Rubik Cube stuff then have a look at these speed solvers who can complete a cube in under 10 seconds (source - The Guardian)! I solved mine the other week (using detailed instructions from the internet) and it took me about ten days.