Thursday, August 4, 2016


We’re well past the middle of the year and by now there are a bunch of people who have given up on their New Year’s resolutions. You’re probably looking at me funny for even mentioning New Year’s resolutions at this time of year. That’s why I don’t do resolutions. I set goals, instead. If I had written a resolution, it probably would’ve been to ride a bicycle at least 80 miles each week. That would give me 4,160 miles for the year, and I would’ve already blown it. But my goal for the year is to ride at least 4,000 miles and at 2,668 miles, I’m tracking well ahead of my goal. At this point, I could skip the cold weather completely and still reach my goal. But let’s take a look at the goals I set and see how I’m doing.

Write a Book

I’ve been slow to start on this one, but in the past few days I’ve written the first 35 pages of one. I’m convinced it is a book worth writing, so I expect I’ll keep at it. I even have a couple of ideas for other books that I’m looking forward to. At this point, I’m back on track to reach my goal.

Ride a Bicycle 4,000 Miles

As I said before, I’m ahead of schedule. So, I expect to meet my goal.

Ride a Bicycle to Church at least 10 Times

At this point, I’ve ridden to church four times this year, so I’m behind schedule, but there’s really no reason why I shouldn’t be able to catch up. I probably should’ve been riding up there this week, but it’s a little hot right now. I’m not sure everyone would want to smell me.

Ride my Bicycle to Work at least Once

This one is done. I can’t say that I liked the roads I rode, but I got there and back.

Complete a Bicycle Ride of at Least 50 Miles

This one is another one I can check off. I’ve actually did this twice in July and I will probably do it again before the end of the year.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

I’m on track with this one. I weigh once a week and I haven’t gained enough weight that I’ve gotten out of my goal range. I feel like I should do a bit less snacking, but I’m okay so far.

To Win Someone to the Lord

I can’t check it off and I can’t make a guess to whether it is going to happen or not. I’m still praying about it.

And One I Will Not Mention

I would be shocked if I were able to accomplish this one. I don’t even know how to get on track with this one. The ideas I’ve had are all looking like a bust.

So, how are your 2016 goals going?

My Goals for 2016