2018 Goals – Midyear Check In

Its hard to believe it, but 2018 is already half over.  It feels like I just wrote my 2018 goals, and here I sit reflecting on my progress halfway through the year.

1.  Log 1,200 miles.

Progress Report: B+

As of yesterday, my 2018 mileage total is 564.3 miles.  To be completely on track with my mileage goal, I would need to have a current total in the low 600s.  While I am slightly behind, I have no doubt that I’ll catch up, especially as my mileage continues to increase with marathon training.

2.  PR in all race distances.

Progress Report: C

Given that I have only run three races this year, two half marathons and a 10k, and two of those races were Disney races which I never run for time, I am not disappointed in my lack of progress with this goal.  Despite what I initially thought at the beginning of the year, racing has not been a priority for me this year.  That does not mean that I don’t want to push myself during the few races that I will still run this year, but my priorities have shifted to focusing on some of my other goals, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Smiling during the second half of what was a very difficult half marathon for me. I went into the Loudoun Half Marathon in April with ambitious goals, but wound up struggling on race day.
Photo Credit: Potomac River Running

3.  Lose 5 pounds, and keep it off.

Progress Report: F

I am currently only 0.4 pounds lighter than I was on January 1st.  I’m not going to lie, my weight loss journey this year has been a roller coaster.  I was just shy of reaching my goal back in April, but slowly the weight that I lost crept back on.  I know that some of the weight that I have regained is muscle, but I will also admit that I haven’t been consistent with making healthy food choices.  Making good food choices needs to be a much bigger focus for me during the second half of the year.

4.  Focus on self care.

Progress Report: B

Although I have been much better about taking care of myself than in previous years, I also know that there is always room for improvement.  I have been better about balancing my family’s needs with my own, and am much better at recognizing when I need to ask for more help.

5.  Keep my family as a top priority.

Progress Report: A

I can confidently say that making time for my family has been one of my top priorities this year.  Little man continues to grow right before my eyes, and I am trying my best to spend as much quality time with him and my husband as possible.  Although this has meant spending less time on other things, including blogging, I don’t regret this choice whatsoever.

On the carousel on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ this past weekend

QOTD: How much progress have you made towards meeting your 2018 goals?

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16 Responses to 2018 Goals – Midyear Check In

  1. kookyrunner says:

    I think that your last goal about family is so important and you have been rocking that goal this year!
    You’re right that you will definitely log a ton of miles for marathon training so that will really help with your mileage goal. Great job so far this year and good luck with the second half of 2018!

  2. Wendy says:

    You’re doing fine! I think it’s hard to focus on weight when marathon training–I’d probably just focus on eating healthy!

    I didn’t set any hard goals this year–the only running goal was not to DNS any races. That goal will not be achieved. Running with RA has been a huge challenge and at this point, I’m hoping to just continue to run.

  3. I love that you graded yourself on this! What an awesome way to check yourself in your goals. I’m doing ok in mine. There are definitely areas to improve, but my running goal right now is to run a half marathon and I’m working on that. Also to engage my glutes so I can fix my hip dip problem and not get injured again. That’s something I should focus more on.

  4. So what I”m seeing here is that you have totally aced your goals – that A on number 5 is probably the most important of the bunch, and you are managing it beautifully!

    I didn’t set tons of goals for this year. I wanted to log 1000 miles, run some more races in new states, keep up with cross training and get faster, but I have a feeling I will never get faster and everything else is going in the right direction. No complaints on this end.

  5. Liz Dexter says:

    You’re doing brilliantly – well done. I have one goal which is to run 1000 miles this year, and I’m on track. I did 800 last year with a whole month out and one of recovery, so it seemed achievable, and it does help motivate me if I ever need it, just to get 20 miles in a week.

  6. No big yearly goals for me, I’m just riding the “not sidelined” wave and having fun 😉

  7. Farrah says:

    That’s an amazing amount of miles!! I feel like I kinda need to work on self care too, but currently postponing to finish off some things I need to do first!

  8. Chaitali says:

    It sounds like some good progress. That’s great about asking for help when you need it! I need to be better about that too. I need to go back and look at my goals to review too.

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