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Beyond the “Race to 40!”: what next?

My Race to 40! challenge will be over tomorrow when I turn 40. I can’t believe that I’ve already lived half a life! There is still so much left to do. The goals that I set myself as part of the Race to 40! challenge are just the beginning. I have big plans for the second half of the year and the next few years. The next big goal on my plate will be taking the entrepreneurial plunge and launching a startup. But first, a vacation with family 🙂

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Race to 40! Progress Update Week 4 (FINAL UPDATE)

Only 2 ½ days left to complete my Race to 40! challenge. This will be the final progress update before my 40th birthday this Sunday, the 26th of June. The goal to blog everyday will likely be met while whether I complete the half-marathon in the target time or not may be impacted by a few niggles. With regards to completing my novella, it looks like I will get the writing done in time but not the editing. I will still be chuffed at this accomplishment even if it take a little bit longer to edit the manuscript. At the end of the day, I would rather take the time to polish and fine tune the manuscript till I am proud to publish it rather than publish a half done work for the sake of an arbitrary deadline!

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Race to 40! Progress Update Week 3

Another week has passed. Time for another update on my “Race to 40!” challenge to accomplish three goals I set myself before my 40th birthday on June 26th. Sixteen days of 32 gone. Only 16 left to complete the race and accomplish the goals. This is the half way point!

This week, I score myself: 10/10 on my progress towards Goal 1; 7.5/10 on my progress towards Goal 2; and, 6/10 on my progress towards Goal 3.

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Race to 40! Progress Update

I can’t believe it has been 9 days since I launched the “Race to 40!” challenge to accomplish the three goals I set myself before my 40th birthday on June 26th.

To recap, the three goals are to:
1. Post to my blog at least once per day; this is a minor goal, but required to bring my blog to life; this week I score my progress towards this goal a 9/10;
2. Compete in my first half marathon; I am targeting a fairly challenging time of less than 2 hours; I consider this a major goal; this week I score my progress towards this goal a 6.5/10; and
3. Finish and self-publish my novella; this is a major life goal of mine; this week I score my progress towards this goal a 4/10.

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Race to 40! Goal 2 is accomplished step by step

For today’s post, I elaborated on my second goal in my “Race to 40!” challenge, which is to accomplish one minor goal and two major goals on/before my 40th birthday on June 26th.

My second goal as part of my “Race to 40!” challenge is to: • Compete in my first half marathon;

Most people could compete in a half marathon and complete the race, perhaps by walking a good bit of the way. I am targeting a fairly challenging time of less than 2 hours; simple math suggests that to complete the 21 kilometers in a time of 2 hours or less you have to run at a speed of 10.5 kmph or be on pace to complete a kilometer every 5 minutes and 43 seconds; given the time target I have set myself and never run more than 10 kilometres before competitively (and only once more than 10 km in a practice), I consider this a major goal.

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The Race to 40!

Today marks the thirty-two-day countdown to my 40th birthday! My birthday is on the 26th of June, so my 40th is one month and one day away! To celebrate my 40th birthday I have decided to accomplish one minor goal and two major goals: 1) Post to my blog at least once per day; 2) Compete in my first half marathon; and 3) Finish and self-publishing my novella. Your support and encouragement are appreciated!

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