2017 Goals – 2nd Quarter Check In

Even though the second quarter of 2017 doesn’t end until Friday, since I reached a mileage milestone for the year last week I figure that its more than okay to go ahead and check in on all of my yearly goals.

1.  Log 1,000 miles.

Progress Report: A

As of yesterday, my 2017 mileage was 524.7 miles, and there are still three days left in the first half of the year.  Unlike first quarter when I was slightly behind of pace for the year, I more than made up for that shortfall during this past quarter.  I’m starting to wonder if I need to increase my mileage goal for the year, especially since I haven’t started to hit the high mileage weeks of marathon training yet.  Instead of reevaluating my goal now, I’m going to see how the summer goes and reevaluate my goal after the third quarter and after I’ve completed almost all of my marathon training.

Being able to run with my little man, in addition to training for a marathon, are the two main reasons why I’m now ahead of pace to hit my mileage goal for the year.

2.  Run my first marathon.

Progress Report: N/A

I am currently in the middle of the fourth week of my Chicago Marathon training.  Although I have started my training, my longest run so far has been ten miles, which is less than half the distance of a full marathon, so I don’t think that I can fairly evaluate my progress yet towards meeting this goal.

3.  Make strength training a priority.

Progress Report: B

Since starting to set a specific monthly goal for myself for strength training back in April, I have found it much easier to stay on top of this goal.  Last week I was able to exceed my monthly goal for the first time, and I’m hoping to continue to increase the frequency at which I work on my strength training.

4.  Stay on top of my blogging.

Progress Report: C+

I did slightly worse with keeping up with my blogging during the second quarter of the year than I did during the first quarter.  I wrote and published 77% of my planned blog posts from April-June, unlike 79% of my planned blog posts from January-March.  To be honest, I lost some momentum to blog this past quarter, especially when things got especially busy and stressful at school.  Often times, the last thing that I wanted to do when I came home was sit down in front of the computer and write.  Overall for the year, I have published 58 of the 74 blog posts that were scheduled on my blog calendar (78%).  There is a lot on my personal calendar for the summer, so we’ll see how it goes during the third quarter with keeping up with blogging.

5.  Put my family first.

Progress Report: B+

Looking back, I know that I put more time and energy into my family during the second quarter of the year than I did during the first quarter.  That might partly be due to the nicer weather, which encouraged us to spend more time together outside as a family.  I’m very much looking forward to being home with my little man for the summer and spending even more time with him than I am usually able to during the school year.

These boys mean the world to me

QOTD: How much progress did you make during the second quarter of 2017 towards meeting your 2017 goals?

Today I’m linking up with PattyErika, and Marcia for the Tuesdays on the Run linkup.  Be sure to check out their posts as well.

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28 Responses to 2017 Goals – 2nd Quarter Check In

  1. Angela says:

    You are doing great with your goals! I am so excited to read your training updates for your first marathon, I completed my first one last month and already it feels like a distant memory so I’m sure your posts will bring it all back for me, you’ll do great!!!

  2. I was just thinking about this topic this morning and thinking I should look back to my post of “2017 intentions”.
    It does seem easier to spend time with family when the weather is nice. There are just so many more options of things to do when you can get outside!

  3. kookyrunner says:

    You are well on your way to running 1,000 miles this year – how exciting! You’re doing great with all of your other goals as well – great job!

  4. Great job on keeping up with your goals! It is so hard to juggle and it sounds like you have a lot of balls in the air…don’t we all! Can’t wait to hear more as your move towards your first marathon!

  5. Elle says:

    Sounds like you are doing really well and that you are happy with your progress. That is the most important thing, I think. Always love seeing your pics and your little guy is so cute!

  6. You can never go wrong with Family First! Ever 😉

  7. I’ve lost a little momentum the past few weeks with blogging as well. Happens to the best of us. You’ve got the important stuff down!

  8. Rachel says:

    I can’t make a hard-priority editorial calendar. Things come up, topics become stale, and I do better without a hard and fast blog schedule. Life is fluid, so is the blog. 🙂

  9. Wendy says:

    I don’t see any problem with you hitting 1000 miles this year! Marathon training will certainly help add up the miles for you.

    Like Rachel says, I don’t make a blogging calendar either. Sometimes I’ll plan a week or 2 ahead, but then something comes up and I end up bumping a post (like the Deep Thoughts post) for something more pertinent. It’s nice to have some posts in the tank for those days when I don’t have time to compose, tho!

  10. Lesley says:

    I haven’t blogged some days either. I just don’t want to fire up my computer when I stare at one for work all day. I have usual days, but if I miss a day, it’s usually Thursday, and I don’t stress about it (anymore).

  11. Elaine says:

    Blogging is my biggest challenge too! I need to create a content calendar like you do to get a grasp on my blog schedule.

  12. Janalyn C Sullivan says:

    I love these goals check in posts – they’re so motivating when you look back and have mostly met the goal! Be proud of yourself, you’re killing it

  13. Looks like you are doing great on your goals! While I love blogging it tends to be the first thing that drops off my busy schedule.

  14. MB Jackson says:

    Great half of the year! You can never go wrong with family first- they are most important. Enjoy the summer!

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