Mid-Year Goals Update (2017)

I made a pretty big deal out of resolutions/goals at the beginning of the year, so I figure it’s time to talk about how they’re going. First off, you should know that this isn’t a post to make you feel guilty! The beautiful thing about my yearly goals philosophy is that you can start or restart any time. For more on that, check out the original post.

I’m not going to talk about all of my goals (because that goes against the program), but here are a few.

Write a book

I’m 20k words into the novel I started last NaNoWriMo (which I clearly did not finish) and I’ve made good planning progress on ideas that have been teasing me for about a year. My writing progress has not been as consistent as I would like, but I *am* making progress, which is the important part.

Double blog views

I’m planning to dive deeper into blog stats in a separate post, but at 1500 views so far this year, I’m 150 views ahead of last year’s total views. So I should be on track to double, assuming I don’t fall off the map later this year.

Exercise 3x/week

At a total of 95 workouts so far this year, I’m currently averaging 3.3 workouts per week. I’m also casually interested in hitting 217 for the year, but I would need to increase my frequency to hit that goal. I’ve definitely been less consistent with exercising than I would like, but I am proud of myself for hitting a generally consistent 3 per week.

Run sub-:25 5k

Maybe I’ve already checked this one off? In March, I managed to run a sub-24 5k on the treadmill. Which is, technically, the goal. But I’d also like to run that speed on a road/trail, so I’m keeping that version of the goal through the end of the year. I expect that it may be a few months before that one is fully checked off. Between an injury delay and extreme heat, my running is pretty slow right now.

Reading Goals

I have yearly reading goals, but I update those monthly here. If you’re interested, check out my June Reading Recap for the latest!


I’m happy with my goals progress! My goals for the year have helped me focus on areas of my life that I really enjoy, but sometimes don’t prioritize.

How are your goals going? Have you checked anything off yet? Do you need to set new goals or refocus on some?

2 thoughts on “Mid-Year Goals Update (2017)

  1. I’m so happy to hear that you are meeting and exceeding your goals! And I’m especially happy to see how compassionately you describe these goals and your ability to reach them – it doesn’t sound like you’re pushing yourself in an unhealthy way at all. It sounds like we have pretty similar goals even if I haven’t formally written them down: writing, reading, and exercising. I’ve managed to exercise once every day for the past few years (once it becomes a habit it really sticks) and I’ve been reading a lot this summer, but I need to work on writing for sure. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. (:

    • Thomas! So good to see you. 🙂 After several years of pushing hard through school, I was ready for a very relaxed approach to goal-setting this year. I focused on things that bring me joy and keep me balanced, then picked goals that I thought would encourage consistent work. I’m pretty happy with how it’s going. 🙂

      Exercising every day–that’s amazing! Good for you! Daily habits are extremely difficult for me to establish, so I consider that astonishing.

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