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March Recap and April Goals

April is here… I’m still trying to figure out where March went! It’s that time where I take a look at how I am progressing against my 2017 goals and how I did on my March goals.  I’m also setting a few goals for April.

2017 Goals:

  • Run my first marathon – Complete – check out the recap here.
  • Run 1,200 miles this year – making progress.  I am up to 231 miles for 2017.March progress
  • Try out trail running- ran a trail half marathon in March – check out the recap here, and have a 25k trail race lined up in April.
  • Half Marathon PR – sub 2:02:38 – more on this later. 

March Goals

  • Continue to make it to yoga – at least 1x/week – F, only made it twice this month
  • Go streaking… do #plankaday – A-, I only missed 3 times… my secret weapon – a calendar that I hung up in my bathroom to mark off the days!
  • Clean up eating – C, while I made better strides in this area I can still do better.  I had my hand in the candy jar too many times this month (but I did better on my Torchy’s Taco obsession).
  • Clean and organize my home office – A, got it done!

Although I did not set any goals for March Running, I would give it a solid B.  I had a total of 63 miles for the month, but so many of them felt “hard”.  I ran a half marathon this month and took a week off running to let my body recoup.

April Goals

  • Continue to make it to yoga – at least 1x/week.
  • Arm workout 2x/week.
  • Start walking dogs on evenings I don’t run.
  • Clean up eating… no more candy from the office candy jar.
  • Kitchen deep clean.

What goals do you have for 2017?  Do you make monthly goals?


I’m linking up with Cowgirl Runs and Carmy for the Monthly Goals link-up and MCM Mama Runs, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and My no-guilt life for Tuesdays on the Run.

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8 Comments

  1. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    I’ve really enjoyed creating goals for each month, I just need make sure that I aggressively stick to them! Nice job on your goals for last month. I failed my planking goal LOL.
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I have found that keeping a blank monthly calendar in my bathroom where I check off what I was to accomplish that day really works for me.

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  2. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy

    As with Janelle, sometimes I forget about my monthly goals . . . off to read your trail half recap (not sure if I read it before) because I’m doing one at the end of the month!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I was forgetting about my monthly goals too, until I hung a monthly calendar in my bathroom so I could easily see them and check off what I was supposed to do.

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  3. Carmy @ carmyy.com

    my kitchen needs a deep clean and I’m not looking forward to it!
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I’m totally procrastinating on this one…

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  4. kimmythevegan

    Looks like you are doing great with your goals girl!
    You are inspiring me to try the plank a day challenge. I used to be able to hold a minute plank no problem and then I haven’t been doing them as much and I tried during a gym class and could barely hold on for 40 seconds :/ I started last week… but got horribly sick. Back on tomorrow though!
    I need to do more arm workouts too.
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    1. Vicki (Post author)

      I started hanging up a calendar in a visible spot to keep track of my planks and other items I want to do daily, it seems to help.

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