Hi. Happy Saturday! Since March is almost over, I thought I'd combine my mini goals for March and April into one. But first, let's recap my February goals:
- Strengthen my back by incorporating some strengthening moves learned in PT - FAIL
- Take exercise outdoors at least once a week - FAIL
- Get to bed at a reasonable hour - PASS
As you know, I've had some back pain issues, so I wasn't really able to exercise at all, let alone take it outdoors! As for strengthening my back... Yeah, that didn't really happen either. The injury I am just recently getting over is piriformis syndrome, which made it very difficult to do anything - Sitting and sleeping were both very uncomfortable. It was only after a few acupuncture sessions could I stretch and foam roll enough to begin to feel normal. Basically, the only goal I met was getting to bed at a reasonable hour. Lately, I've been in bed around 10:00 PM and am usually passed out by 11. That may be late for some, but I'm usually wide awake past 1:00 AM!
So, I think I will repeat the my first two goals and the third will be to run without pain. Whether this is only a 1/2 a mile, it's so much farther than I'd been able to run in six weeks. I think I'll have to add in some
torture foam rolling to make sure my muscles stay loose!
Do you set any mini goals for yourself? What are they?
Labels: fitness goals, injury