Three simple words, infinite possibilities.
If you’ve read much about lifestyle, you may well have heard these words before. They come from the following proverb:
“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Anyone who knows me, knows that I have zero chance of Early to bed, and even less chance of Early rise. However, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, must be achievable for night owls too. Right?
Well, I’ve recently given myself an opportunity to find out. The Manchester Marathon is on Sunday 5th April 2020, and that finish line is slap bang in the middle of my RADAR.
Although I’ve completed a dozen half marathons and countless other mid-distance races over the past decade or so, this will be my first full Marathon, and the stepping stone to completing a true ultra-distance race at some point in the next 12 months.
I have just over 3 months to train and prepare for the race, and that means getting some serious focus on this goal. A major part of my plan is to stop drinking completely during my training. It goes without saying that this is going to contribute nicely to both the Healthy and Wealthy aspects of my plan. I’ll save a small fortune by avoiding the pub for 3 months.
The wise part of my plan comes in the saved time from not being in the pub. For every hour saved from the pub and all the additional hours saved from not being either tipsy, drunk, or hungover, I’ll be able to focus on learning new skills and improving knowledge. To name just a few things I plan to work on:
- Language learning (Spanish please!)
- Social Media
- Human Resources Management
- Software Product Development
- Stocks and Investing and saving
I’ll be following advice from a bunch of my favourite inspirations along the way for this journey, and I’ll share my love of what they do, as well as my personal progress of course, in this blog along the way.
I invite you to come join me on my journey.