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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

Soundtrack To My Life - Amy

Soundtrack To My Life
Amy and I crossed paths on Twitter through our love of 80s music, if I remember correctly. Her Twitter bio (@aimers1982) mentions that most of her tweets are about music, pop culture and news events so we're pretty well matched.  Here's the music she chose to represent her Soundtrack To My Life...


Steve Winwood - Don't You Know What The Night Can Do?

I was a big Steve Winwood fan as a kid. It wasn't until I was a teenager that I discovered he had a career before the 80s.

Doobie Brothers - Black Water

I used to spend a lot of time listening to my parents' records and 8-tracks as a teenager and this was one of my favorites.

Mariah Carey - Dreamlover

Music Box was one of the first albums I ever bought. I was a big Mariah Carey fan as a kid.

Jimmy Eats World - The Middle

This song was out the summer I started dating my husband. Hearing it always takes me back to the early days of our relationship.

Flo Rida - Good Feeling 

This song always makes me think of fun times with an old friend I reconnected with a few years ago.


Soundtrack To My Life
You can view all previous Soundtrack To My Life entries by clicking on the mix tape to the right.  If you want to participate in 2014 please complete this form and I'll be in touch very soon.