At the start of this year I had 2 goals.
Well 2 goals in a cycling sense anyway.
They were simple:
Continue to improve at the 3 Peaks Cyclo Cross.
Goal 1 was not only achieved but I managed to exceed my own expectations.
And once it was done everything sort of went flat for a bit.
It had been such a focus for so long that once it was over I sort of felt a little bit empty.
But not for long.
The Sunday after TransGermany I was back racing again.
This time at the NPS at Kirroughtree.
It wasn’t my best race ever.
I was cream crackered.
And managed to smash my nadgers on my bike.
Which brings me to how your goals can change.
Mrs J is now 24 weeks pregnant.
So there will be a new addition joining us.
So with my first offspring due 1 month after the 3 Peaks Cyclocross do I change my target of bettering last years time?
As a result of racing at Kirry I moved up to just outside the top 20 in the national rankings.
So as a back up target do I now aim to finish the season in the top 30, the top 25, the top 20?
I don’t know.
But I do know that there are going to be some more challenges, and changes of focus over the next few years.
All sensible advice and suggestions are welcomed.
Here is the boss giving me his advice and wisdom before Kirry.
Something along the lines of ‘try not to permanently damage your ability to pro-create’ or something like that anyway.
Oh and a song that I like, about goals.