2017 Goals – 3rd Quarter Check In

Hard to believe, but we’re already three quarters of the way through 2017.  This year is just flying by!  With another quarter down, its time to check in on my yearly goals.

1.  Log 1,000 miles.

Progress Report: A

My current 2017 mileage total is 917.7 miles.  With three months remaining in the year, and less than 100 miles to go, its clear that I underestimated my abilities for the year.  I’ve been talking about needing to do so for awhile now, but its finally time for me to increase my mileage goal for 2017.  Instead of striving to log 1,000 miles, I’m increasing my goal to 1,150 miles.  Although I won’t be running nearly as much in the weeks following the marathon, I still plan to remain active with walking and spending time on the elliptical.  And since I believe that every mile counts, I want to push myself by increasing my original goal by 150 miles.

Little man and I logged quite a few miles together during the third quarter of 2017.

2.  Run my first marathon.

Progress Report: N/A

Only four days remain until I run the Chicago Marathon.  Based on how training went, I have no doubt that I’ll cross the finish line.  I cannot wait to be able to call myself a marathoner!

I cannot believe that the marathon is only four days away!

3.  Make strength training a priority.

Progress Report: C+

As the mileage increased during marathon training, I lost focus on my strength training.  This is one of the things that I’m looking forward to dedicating more time and energy to after the marathon.

4.  Stay on top of my blogging.

Progress Report: C

I am not going to lie, I have been losing focus on this blog this year.  I have put time and energy into other things, which has taken time away from my ability to blog.  During the third quarter, I wrote and published 75% of the posts that I had planned to write.  (I had planned to take a blogging break while away in Antigua back in August and never intended to write while away.  That week off doesn’t affect these stats.)  Thus far this year I have written 85 out of 110 planned posts (77%).  These stats are just slightly down from where I was after the second quarter.

5.  Put my family first.

Progress Report: A

Part of why I have been losing focus on blogging is because I have been trying to dedicate as much time as possible to my boys.  Little man is growing up so quickly, and I thoroughly enjoyed all of the time that we got to spend together while I was home for the summer.  My husband and I also took a much needed vacation together.  Although my time and attention has been taken away from other things, I do not regret that whatsoever because it has allowed me to focus on my little family.

Last Saturday at the Dulles Day races

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

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11 Responses to 2017 Goals – 3rd Quarter Check In

  1. I love that you’re increasing your mileage goal instead of just setting out to meet it. I don’t think that you can say there’s anything wrong with missing a few goal when you’re spending time with family. In the end, that’s the most important!

  2. I think you’ve got the most important part covered! Family 🙂

  3. kookyrunner says:

    I also have no doubt that you will cross that finish line on Sunday. You have had a great training cycle!

  4. AJ says:

    I think you should have no regrets as your time and commitment is on important things at this time. It will change soon enough. Good job on meeting those goals.

  5. I think it’s commendable that you are putting your family first (but still staying very active!). Those little kiddos grow up way too fast…I regret not becoming a runner sooner, but I do NOT regret all the “free” time that I had for my kids when they were small. I know if I was into running (back then) the way I am now, I would have missed out on a lot of their childhood.

  6. I am so excited for you to be running your first marathon this weekend! And what an epic race to be doing it! Can’t wait to read the recap!!!

  7. Wendy says:

    I have no doubt that you are going to cross the finish line as well! so exciting!

  8. Rachel says:

    Super excited to hear how your race goes!!! You know all of us will be rooting for you. 🙂 Good luck and have so much fun!!!

  9. Karen :0) says:

    He is so stinkin cute! You have had a great year thus far! Can’t wait to hear about your race this weekend!!

  10. Looks like a great year for you so far. Good luck in Chicago, how exciting!!! Can’t wait to hear about your marathon!!!

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