Now that’s it’s July, it’s time to check in for a goals review!
We are halfway through the year, and now is a great time to check in. I reached back to the goals I set in January, to see how I am progressing. Let’s take a look!
Run 1019 Miles in 2019
In the beginning of the year, I signed up with Run The Edge for their 2,019 miles challenge, setting my own personal goal at 1,019. June itself was a little light on miles, due to vacation, but I am very much on track.
Not too shabby!
Add Two States To #RWPRUN50STATES
Judging by my calendar, I think I’m going to have to settle for one state and one new city. On June 23, I checked off Massachusetts with the B.A.A. 10K. This is my seventh state.
On Thursday, I will run in Atlanta for the first time at the AJC Peachtree Road Race. I’ve already completed several Savannah races, which fulfills the Georgia requirement, but Atlanta will be new.
We are considering going to NYC during the holidays, so there’s a chance I may be able snag New York in 2019, but we will see.
Cross Train/Strength Train
After futzing around for a few months, doing some yoga here and there, I fell into 9Round. I am on my 30th class and second month and it really feels like home. I am seeing (and feeling) small changes in my body composition and definitely feeling stronger. It hasn’t translated to running yet, since the temperatures are absolutely unreasonable for any kind of running, let alone fast running. It will pay off, I’m sure.
Yes. I’m drinking water. Still not my favorite. Still doing my best.
Make One New Recipe Per Week
I confess to being a bit ambitious here. For a while, I was really knocking it out of a park, but once summer hit… Honestly, we are on the move so much that it almost didn’t make sense to cook. Little man would swoop in for a sandwich and head back out, Mr PugRunner has had some meetings and appointments, and I have spent many nights chowing down on a bowl of cereal for convenience’s sake.
Since we have returned from our trip, I am back at it, and continuing the trend of healthy and yummy home-cooked meals.
(You can check out more of the great recipes we’ve found hehttp://runswithpugs.com/pugs-in-the-kitchen/).
Read One Book Per Week
Again, I got ambitious. I was slacking terribly but finally, just sat myself down and picked up a book. Yay! I’m currently working my way through the Game of Thrones series for the third time, and will be finished with Clash of Kings during my trip to Atlanta, for sure.
Improve Runs With Pugs
I’ve been working on this blog for over seven years now, and I love it. It’s truly a labor of love and I will keep it going as long as people are reading (and thank you, so much, for reading). However, I really haven’t done much as far as my SEO or boosting metrics. While you may not notice any major changes on the front end, things are happening behind the scenes, and I’m already seeing some great strides in my analytics. I may be going for a facelift next, but one thing at a time.
Try New Things
I don’t know that I’ve done a super fabulous job with this. Bioluminescent kayaking in a clear boat has probably been my most adventurous endeavor thus far this year.
I have my eye on an aerial beach yoga class as well, so we will see if I work up the courage.
Oh, are we counting donuts made from mashed potatoes? Because I did that, too 🙂 Verdict? Delicious.
How are you doing with your 2019 goals?
What do you need to work on these last six months of the year?