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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

Win A Pair Of Treads School Shoes

Treads School Shoes

Earlier this year I partnered with Treads Shoes who organised a pair of school shoes for my granddaughters.  Treads is a British company that makes high quality, indestructible, leather school shoes for boys and girls aged between 6 and 16. I was keen to see how their 12-month guarantee would hold up because, aside from foot growth, they promise that the playground-ready school shoes would last for a full school year. 

The girls chose the Brisbane Mary Jane and the Alberta Mary Jane styles (both currently priced at £45) and my daughter followed the fitting instructions provided on the website to measure their feet.  

Ordering school shoes online in the current climate is going to become more popular and convenient so this is a perfect time to check out the ranges offered by Treads shoes ready for the return to school in September. 

I'm also pleased to be able to offer you the chance to win a pair of Treads school shoes ready for the new term.  You can enter in the widget below - the main entry is to sign up to the Treads mailing list, and you can gain some additional entries by interacting on social media.  Dead simple but let me know if you need any help. Oh, and GOOD LUCK!  

Treads School Shoes

Here's some additional information about Treads Shoes. 

Treads shoes are constructed using the ‘Strobel’ technique – the upper is placed into a mould and the sole is injected around it to create a strong, flexible unit that does not require glue. Further features include reinforced heels and seams, and shock absorbing insoles.

To accommodate growing feet, a removable EVA footbed allows extra room and depth increasing the width from a standard to wide fitting.

Founded by Simon Locke, Treads is now part of the BVG GROUP Ltd, a multichannel online retailer based in Brecon in Wales, which sells over 400,000 shoes a year through its established brands Samuel Windsor and Clifford James. As well as being sold on the official Treads website and through BVG Group catalogues, the range is also available on Amazon.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS * This giveaway will begin at 10:00 on 10th July 2020 and finish at 23:59 on 24th July 2020 * This giveaway is open to any of my friends/followers aged 18 or above who reside in the UK. * There is no cash alternative to the giveaway * There is one (1) prize in total which is a pair of Treads school shoes * There is one compulsory entry which asks the entrant to sign up to the Treads mailing list * Additional entries are available * Entries will only be accepted as instructed and any entrant that does not complete the qualifying requirements will be disqualified * The winner will be chosen by using a random entry generator and will be contacted direct * The prize has been provided by Treads Shoes * Please contact me for further clarification on any of these T&C *

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