One of my goals this year was to be able to lift at the Night of the Living Dead in Tennessee at the end of October. It's a deadlift only meet. It's completely open (no weight classes). To qualify for the meet you have to have pulled at minimum 2.5 times body weight. I'm 6 weeks out from the July 31 meet and I think I've only trained lower once this month. I haven't lifted this week and I probably won't even be comfortable doing a light upper workout until this weekend. I won't possibly be back to "100%" until sometime in July, so I think it would be a waste for me to take the time off to do this meet.
I think that I may try to get healthy, do a DL only meet in mid August to get qualified for the NOTLD, and keep my focus just on the NOTLD. It's Oct 23rd. I think that will give me some time to prepare. I'm not even sure that I would be able to get off work to do it, but I think it would be a good goal to aim for.