Setting Race Goals: add items that are not racing to the list

After setting up the races I want for next year and discussing them with my wife, she reminded me that I had a very busy year planned.

I thought about it and disagreed a little. I thought three races isn’t that much. They’re all about 6-8 weeks apart and it’s only three races!?!? She pointed out that I just had surgery (right parotid gland had a benign tumor removed) Jan 21 and I’m also writing my level 3 CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) in June which is the hardest set of exams I’ve ever written. They have a 40% pass rate for the first two levels.

This wasn’t really to brag but to look at my life holistically. I’ll be adding to my race roll both the surgery and exam. After all, stresses come from all areas of life and all must be thought of. When I look back on 2013 I’ll see everything that I’ve accomplished and be proud of it all and not just my tri efforts.

By the way, this is a great article about planning races in a family/relationship friendly way. Way to go Chad!

Chad’s blog is


10 thoughts on “Setting Race Goals: add items that are not racing to the list

    • Hi Akilah,
      “Setting Race Goals” didn’t take very long. Maybe about 30 mins in total. I usually start with creating a post with a title and just some point form notes. I’ll usually go back and turn it in to something more readable. I find that it’s better for me to go back to an article multiple times before publishing. 5-10 mins here and there in my spare time makes writing enjoyable. Some articles I’ll sit and write all at once.
      Happy Training.

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