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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 - Katie

Soundtrack To My Life
Soundtrack To My Life this week comes from Katie who believes life is for living - something I totally agree with. You can connect with Katie using the links at the bottom of the page. In the meantime, here are her song choices.


Bill Medley & Jennifer WarnesTime Of My Life (Dirty Dancing OST) 

This was the song I grew up with. I had 2 older sisters who were Dirty Dancing mega fans, and this was blasted from the speakers on a regular basis, with the obligatory hairbrush microphone. It has stuck with me since, and I find myself singing it on a regular basis.


Aerosmith - Don't Want To Miss A Thing

This was our wedding song, for no other reason than we both love it. The words are beautiful, and we actually have a quote from it on our bedroom wall. Just pure romantic stuff.

Bryan Adams - Everything I Do

This was my sisters wedding song. I was 9, and a bridesmaid, and I remember thinking this song was the most awesome piece of music ever written. I used to watch the wedding video over and over and imagine what my prince would look like...

Rihanna - Shut up And Drive 

For no other reason than it features on Wreck it Ralph, and every time it comes on we all feel the need to get up and dance like loons.

Robbie Williams - Something Beautiful

This song was playing when my son was born. It wasn't planned, it just happened to be on the radio, and it seemed apt - something beautiful did come our way.


Soundtrack To My Life
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