Yesterday I ran the Tokyo Seaside Marathon.
Which was good.
I’m aiming to do the 20k in under 90 minutes.
My time last year was 1:46:06, and this year I got 1:41:40. So getting better. But not there yet.
I could make all kinds of excuses…
Like the fact I’m recovering from cold and lacked lung capacity. Or that I haven’t trained much over the last couple of weeks due to said cold and several Christmas parties.
But you know what?
Excuses are meaningless
There’s always SOMETHING that stops us from performing our best… perfect just doesn’t exist.
I’m also in no rush to do that 90 minute half marathon.
Things worth doing are worth spending time on.
English is the same, of course.
I called my book Master English FAST, but really the title is meant in an ironic sense. You see, as I say pretty much on the first page – the fastest way to master English is actually the slow approach.
No Magic Fluency Methods.
Just putting time and energy into doing the things that work. Things like getting a good source or real, conversation English and studying the language regularly and consistently.
The League of Extraordinary English Speakers
This is what my English learning group, the League of Extraordinary English Speakers is all about.
This video explains what the programme is all about:
The weekly EES Episodes are designed to give you regular, consistent input in the English language that you can learn, then re-use yourself in your daily encounters.
You can go looking for materials yourself.
But of course, the materials I design are based on all the ideas and principles discussed in my book, Master English FAST, making them more effective than just, say, an article you find on the internet or a TV show or a podcast.
Language Punk. Runnin‘