Posts Tagged 'lifestyle'

Day off conundrum

Easter Monday is a day off for me but not for the other half, she’s off to work and home with the dog.

So what to do? A day filled with odd jobs and random tasks, getting everything from the winter “to do” list finally finished off, or maybe starting early on the summer jobs. I think since there has been a dusting of snow that’s still lingering n the lawn the former is more likely than the latter.

Walk the dog, get a run in (they’ll probably be combined) and I’m on dinner cooking duties tonight but other than that I’m not really that motivated to do much at all. Perhaps a coffee will help…..

And again

So I continued with my pre run banana today (as mentioned in yesterdays blog) and despite not really feeling motivated to go, I ended up clocking my fastest 5km time since I started using the Nike+.

Not too shabby! I won’t embarrass myself by putting the time in the public domain, but I’m still happy.

March plans; get fit, get rich, get organized

March is nearly here and I need to take stock and do a bit of planning.

My girlfriend is keen for the 2 of us to run a 10k this year, something I’ve not done since 2007 and at the moment I’m a long way off being fit enough to consider it.  Cue action point 1;

  • Get fit(ter)

I had plans last year to get my finances sorted and make the step into becoming a home owner, something that I had sidestepped before as it just wasn’t suitable with the amount of moving about the globe I was doing.  Then when I was looking at houses with a view to buy I got made redundant.   When the cash flow stops, buying a house becomes a moot point. Action point 2;

  • Get some kind of longer term budget together

Lastly and perhaps the most pertinent of the 3 is the fact that after being made redundant I decided to take a year away from my career, do a lot of snowboarding, watch the Olympics and take it easy.   That year is now about up the Olympics all but over and I have to decide whether or not I’m going to continue with the slackers lifestyle I have created for myself or get back in the throws of the corporate world.  And if the decision is yes, what I am going to do, and where am I going to do it?

It makes my head spin when I consider the possibilities, this time last year I had no idea I would be here, I have no clue where I will be next year but knowing where I want to be will be a start.   Time to put on the big boy pants and get my shit together. Action point 3;

  • Get organized