Yes, it is July first. Yes, the year is half over. BUT, there is still six months to go. There is still a half year to come and all the wonderful things that go with that half year are waiting for us. I do, though, want to take a small bit of time to look back over my yearly goals and see where I am. Am I half way to these goals or is the second half of the year going to be more of a push than the first half was?
I ticked off an additional race in June in my quest for 13 in 2013. I am at 10 races for the year now. I really did front load my race calendar. Coming up, I have one race in July, two in August, one in September, and two in November that I am sure I am running. I believe I am going to add in one in October but am not positive. I will be well over my 13 goal by the end of the year as I will hit 13 races in August.
I really thought my mileage would pick up a bit come June. I did bounce back up to triple digits. I hit 100 miles exactly running for the month. This puts me at 641 running for the year. I am not half way to my goal of 1500 miles but I am still sure I will hit that number. My overall mileage – running, walking, biking and swimming – for the year stands at 686. I am starting to doubt my ability to get to 2013 miles overall this year but am still going to aim for that. I suppose the worse thing that can happen is I can fail.
I have been much better about remembering to walk after my runs. This helps me stretch and cool down a bit. It also adds to my overall mileage.
I will have a post specifically about eating coming up in the next few days. I am seriously trying, although I fell off the wagon yesterday and today, to reign in my bad eating habits.
I read three books in June so am only two books behind on my 24 for the year. I should be at 12 right now and have only read 10 books so far. Thanks to my daughter for handing me a book Saturday that she wants to share with a friend who is leaving town tomorrow. I read that one quickly and love it (review on Parallel by Lauren Miller will be coming).
So again I ask, do you make annual goals? Do you revisit these on a monthly or quarterly basis to see how you are doing? How do you hold yourself accountable?