Holiday recap/2019 plans

It’s been a few weeks. My holiday trip to visit family was unexpectedly extended due to a hospital stay (not mine – thus no details here – but things are relatively ok now). Thus, I’m on my way home today just in time for the official start of the semester tomorrow. Nope, I’m not anything like ready.

On the subject of more trivial health issues, I think my SI joint has begun to behave itself. After a 5-hour drive about a week ago, the tractioning and stretching prescribed by my PT yielded a lot of popping in that general area. It seems to have been steadily getting better ever since. Hopefully my PT agrees when I see her this week.

2019 plans

  1. Complete my PhD comprehensive exam. Not related to any of my blog topics, so I promise not to bore you with it. But top priority for the first 6-9 months this year, so it has to go on the list.
  2. Trail races…TBD. Maybe it’s a little bit of cabin fever talking, but right now I kinda want to run every trail race within about a 2 hour drive. Neither my body nor my wallet could handle that, so obviously I still have some planning to do. I have already signed up for The Rut 11K, since I’ve been eyeing it for a couple years and registration usually sells out in a few hours.
  3. More camping and backpacking trips. We only managed 2 camping & 1 backpacking all of last summer. With all the other summer activities to squeeze in, the overnight trips tend to get pushed out because they require planning ahead. Fortunately, I still have a few months to plan.
  4. CONSISTENT mobility/yoga/injury prevention. Or, to phrase it negatively, no more breaking myself.

What are your plans/goals for the year?

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17 Comment

  1. Kim G says: Reply

    Love your goals and focus for 2019!

    I think consistency with anything is such a great goal. It takes a lot of effort and planning to continue to stay consistent, especially with anything fitness related. But like you mentioned, it will help in injury prevention.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Still working on that planning part!

  2. Wow, 6-9 months for a PhD comprehensive exam? Definitely #4! Taking care of our body is always important.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Oh no, the exam itself doesn’t take that long – I expect to be ready to take it 6-9 months from now.

  3. Good luck with your comp exams-what an accomplishment for you! Hoping not to break myself this year either. Fingers crossed for both of us

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Thank you!

  4. Renée says: Reply

    Great goals ahead but not easy if you ask me! I bet it’s challenging to focus on school and still do all the things (trails, camping, backpacking) you want to do! I hope it all comes to fruition for you!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It is challenging, but also really necessary to keep from burnout!

  5. Good news that you’re less broken and hope you manage to stay whole!

    My plans are the Liverpool Marathon in May and my ultra in July then no plans for the rest of the year. I may do a trail thing or two before the ultra to make sure I’ve practised all the surfaces just in case …
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Those are big plans! No need to look further ahead yet I would say…

  6. Do glad to hear your back is feeling better! I’m also hoping to be more consistent with frequent PT stretches/mobility/stability stuff.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      So important, but so boring….

  7. I think that you have great goals for the year! I would love to do more trail runs this year, I think it’ll be much kinder to my body! I’m looking for more injury prevention as well!
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      That really depends on the trail! Here’s hoping the injury prevention pays off for both of us.

  8. Those are great goals! And it’s also great that the SI joint is beginning to cooperate — may it stay that way.

    Good luck with the PhD — that’s intense, I know. I’m sure running helps with that stress.
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    1. Hannah says: Reply

      Yeah, running definitely helps!

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