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Powerman Zofingen World Championship

Third time's a charm. This is the third time I've sat down to write about Powerman Zofingen. The first time, weeks before the race, I started writing about my goals for the race: A Goal: Podium B Goal: Top 5 C Goal: Top 10 Before I could publish that, I thought I strained my calf - and the whole trip to Europe was in question for about a week.  So, the second time I started writing about Powerman, I was writing about the injury and how sorry I was feeling for myself... Before I could publish that, my calf started feeling a lot better. Now that the race is over, I don't have any excuse not to publish this blog. Brass Tacks I finished 6th in 6:25:52 and I nearly met my "B Goal." I'm very happy with the result - I had a good day out there, but there is room for improvement. Suffering through and finishing the race was immensely satisfying, but the process; the preparation was something more. Link to the results with spli

Year-End Review

In college, my coach required every athlete to recap each season with a goal review. The goal review was an opportunity to assess your season - if you met your goals, why or why not, and set or adjust your goals for next season. They weren't always performance goals - they were also academic, spiritual, social, etc. But at the end of each season, you reflected on your progress, gave yourself an honest evaluation, and made plans for moving forward. It keeps you accountable, but it's also a very cathartic process. It's been a few years since undergrad, but I still find value in writing goal reviews. I attribute much of my success in the past year to having made goals at the end of 2016. I'll admit, I don't always write out my goal reviews, but I want to this year - I have a lot to review and plan. I feel like sharing this with others will help keep me accountable - but one great thing about a blog is - if you don't want to read my self-centered, narcissist ram