Where has 2017 gone?!? It feels like just yesterday that I wrote out my 2017 goals, and it feels like its way too soon to be looking back and reflecting on them. But with only five days left in the year, its now time to do so.
1. Log 1,000 miles (modified in October to 1,150 miles)
As of today, my 2017 mileage total is 1,096.8 miles. So while I reached my original mileage goal, its unrealistic to think that I’ll be able to log another 53.2 miles in the next five days. Earlier this month I was initially disappointed when I realized that I wouldn’t reach my modified goal, but after some self reflection I’ve decided that I need to celebrate my accomplishment instead of focusing on the few miles that I did not log this year.
2. Run my first marathon.
Even though the race didn’t go as I had hoped it would based on my training, I still crossed the Chicago Marathon finish line back on October 8th. Despite how challenging of a day it was for me, I didn’t give up, and I still earned the title “Marathoner.”
3. Make strength training a priority.
As the weather has gotten colder and the hours of sunshine have become fewer, I’ve been slowly losing my drive and momentum for working out. I’m not happy about that, and need to figure out how to change that going into the new year.
4. Stay on top of my blogging.
As the year has gone on, I’ve struggled more and more with keeping up with my blogging. Initially, I was disappointed in myself. But after some reflection I came to the realization that there are several things more important than blogging, and I need to keep my focus on those priorities when my time becomes limited. As I shared last month, part of me finding a healthy life balance has meant removing the self-imposed pressure to keep up with a rigid blogging schedule.
5. Put my family first.
One of the reasons why I am okay with not being able to stay on top of my blogging is because of the time and energy that I have been able to devote to my family instead of spending additional time sitting at the computer writing. My family is much more important than blogging, as well as other things, and will continue to remain one of my top priorities going forward.
Overall, 2017 has been an incredible year. In the next couple of days I will be finalizing my 2018 goals. I cannot wait to see how next year goes!
QOTD: How was your 2017? Did you meet your goals for the year?