Its hard to believe that we’re already one quarter of the way through 2017! This year is just flying by!
Last year I only checked in on my yearly goals halfway through the year. To be honest, after the first couple of weeks of the year, and then a couple of weeks after my mid-year check in, my yearly goals were pushed far from my mind. In an effort to hold myself more accountable, and to keep my goals fresher on my mind, I plan to do a quarterly check in/reflection this year.
Each month I also set goals for myself to help keep on tracking towards reaching my bigger goals. My yearly goals are more long term, while my monthly goals are more short term.
I have five goals for 2017:
1. Log 1,000 miles.
Progress Report: A
As of the end of March, my 2017 mileage total was 239.7 miles. To be completely on track towards meeting my mileage goal, I would have needed to log at least 250 miles. I’m currently 95% of the way to staying on track with this goal, and I have no doubt that as marathon training starts in June that I’ll easily be able to make up my small shortage.
2. Run my first marathon.
Progress Report: N/A
Seeing as how my first marathon isn’t until October, when I will be running the Chicago Marathon with Team Ronald McDonald House Charities, and that I have yet to start training for it, I cannot assess this goal yet. Training for and running my two upcoming half marathons will help ensure that I have a strong base when I do start marathon training.
3. Make strength training a priority.
Progress Report: C
Some weeks I have been better about strength training than other weeks. After last month I realized that I need to set a specific quantitative goal to help me stay on track, which exactly what I did for April.
4. Stay on top of my blogging.
Progress Report: C+
Unless I’m on vacation, I do my best to keep up with a Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting schedule. From January through March, I wrote and published 31 of the 39 posts that I had scheduled on my blog calendar (79%). When work, family life, and just life in general has been busy and a bit stressful, blogging has been one of the first things to be pushed to the back burner. I haven’t been as diligent about drafting posts in advance, and doing this would help me to stay on track, especially during busy times of the school year.
5. Put My Family First
Progress Report: B
While I’ve generally been doing a good job and not letting other things get in the way of spending time with my husband and son, there’s always room for improvement. Little man continues to grow and develop at a rapid pace, and I don’t want to miss out on anything with him!
QOTD: How much progress did you make during the first quarter of 2017 towards meeting your 2017 goals?