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