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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- CONSISTENT mobility/yoga/injury prevention. Or, to phrase it negatively, no more breaking myself.
What are your plans/goals for the year?