It is mind boggling how quickly 2016 is going. I know they say that time goes by faster as you get older, but is certainly feels like its flying! Since we’re at the midpoint of the year, I wanted to check in on my yearly goals, partly to remind myself of my goals but to also evaluate my progress.
1. My first goal for this year is to get back to my pre-pregnancy shape. When I set my goals, I elaborated that I didn’t just want to get my pre-pregnancy body back, but to also rebuild my pre-pregnancy running speed and endurance. I’d say that with having set multiple PRs for myself already this year (my 5k PR back in April, my 10k PR back in May, and my half marathon PR last month) that I’ve gotten back to my pre-pregnancy running state. I still have some work to do in terms of my pre-pregnancy body, especially when it comes to muscle tone, but I’m slowly but surely getting there.
Current Grade: B
2. My second goal is to complete three half marathons. Having completed Rock ‘n’ Roll DC back in March and ZOOMA Annapolis last month, I’m already two-thirds of the way to reaching this goal. And with Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly and the Wine and Dine Half Marathon still on my calendar for the year, I shouldn’t have any issues reaching this goal.
Current Grade: A
3. My third goal is being pickier with the races that I run this year. So far in 2016 I’ve crossed the finish line of five races, which is significantly fewer than I’ve run at the halfway point of the past several years. Last week I shared why I won’t be running one of my favorite races this year, which is proof of my progress towards reaching this goal. I will continue to be picky for the remainder of 2016 since I’m trying to balance family time with running time, especially on the weekends.
Current Grade: A
All in all, I’d say that 2016 is going quite well so far. In addition to continuing to work on my three big fitness goals, one of my other big goals is to live in the moment with little man. He has grown so much over the past six months, and I want to cherish all of his milestones, both big and small. Since returning to work at the end of March, my blogging has taken a back seat. While I hope to be more consistent with my blogging this summer, I also want to enjoy my time with my little man.
Here’s to a great second half of 2016!
QOTD: How are you doing with your 2016 goals?