Friday, July 7, 2017

Checking in on 2017

I cannot believe we are halfway through 2017. Hubs and I were talking the other day that we cannot believe we have taken two of our Disney trips already! I think the most fun part about this year so far is the memories I have made with my friends. From drinking around the world at Epcot, to pacing half marathons and random trips to wherever we want, it has been a lot of fun. Plus, there is still a ton to do in 2017!

I am linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for this weeks Five Things Friday. Since I am always behind, I want to look back on the halfway point of the year. 

1. 1,000 miles - As of me typing this, I am at 582 miles so I am right on track to accomplish this goal. Plus, marathon training starts again in a few months. I'm sure this number will start to ramp up!

2. Sub-1:50 half marathon - I am calling this a win. I ran a 1:50:05 at Towpath with a bloody foot. It was my second fastest half marathon and helped me accomplish my main goal for wanting this time, a better proof of time for the Disney Marathon.

3. Finish the Pittsburgh Marathon - CHECK! I never thought in a million years I would have not only finished the Pittsburgh Marathon, but was one minute off of my PR and set a 14 minutes course PR. It was a fantastic experience and taught me how much I truly love this running community. 

4. Attempt a 5K PR - This might not happen this year. You all know the struggles I've had getting back in to running after my eye issue. I'm not saying it won't happen. I'm saying I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't, and that's alright.

5. Complete a Triathlon - Well, this isn't happening. After the health scare I lost a lot of time to train for a tri. It just wasn't in the cards this year. I have been using my bike on the trainer for cross training, but I have only been in a pool to sit in it and get sunburn.

That's where I'm at halfway through 2017. I am proud of everything I accomplished after some major road blocks. I'm hoping the second half of the year brings some more strides in the right direction, and fun along the way!

How has 2017 been to you? Have you stayed on track with your goals?


  1. I bet that you still set a 5K PR in the Fall!

  2. Wow you are really on track to crush your goals this year! I see that 5K goal coming in the fall too

  3. I also can't believe this year is almost over. Good job on reaching your goals. I thought maybe I would try for a tri this year too but those thoughts went out the window. I may still volunteer though.

  4. Awesome how on track you are with most of your goals. I can't believe we're half way through 2017 as well. Time really does fly!

  5. You've had so many great running accomplishments so far this year! A triathlon sounds amazing - I would love to do one eventually but the swimming is my weakness!

  6. That is fantastic on your marathon PR!!!!!

    What a bummer about the triathlon.

  7. I also gave up my dream of doing a tri this year, but next year we'll do it together oK!?

  8. Sounds like you have a LOT to be proud of in 2017...and the year is only half done ;-)