I feel like I have been long overdue to set some new goals. This week feels like the perfect time to reset and plan for the next few months. While I have mostly kept up with my winter goals, it’s definitely time for a change. My focus on injury recovery has helped to drive my spring goals as I did some planning last weekend.
1. Follow my PTT Recovery Plan
If you missed it, this week I posted my specific plans for finally recovering from my foot/ankle injury. This is going to take up some time, so I will be doing less of my other workouts. I’m a few days in at this point and it’s been going pretty well. The pain is very minimal (like a 1-2) and I mostly notice it at night. However, this is kind of how it’s been for awhile now. I need to get it to a 0!
2. Take yoga classes in a studio
Now that we have two cars, I no longer have an excuse for not going to a yoga studio. There is one really close to my office, so I hope to make it there once a week. I think these classes can be more beneficial than doing yoga at home, but I will have to see how it goes and if it’s worth the cost/time commitment. There have been several days this week that I brought a change of clothes and my yoga mat with me and didn’t make it to class. This one is going to be challenging because there will always be an excuse. I may need to try to fit this in on the weekends instead.
3. Continue with daily meditation
Even though Lent will be ending in about a week, I really want to continue with the meditation. I hope to still be able to take 5-10 minutes at the end of the day to keep up with this. It’s a good routine, although some days I do better with it than others. The days that I need it the most are the hardest to actually let go of my thoughts.
4. Gradually build back up my running
I’m definitely going to be running less and keeping my mileage really low over the next few weeks, but once I get my orthotics and if I am feeling good I want to really focus on building back up gradually. When I see my podiatrist to get fitted for my orthotics I want to get his take on this to see his recommendations for starting to run with orthotics. Even if I do everything else right, this part really has the potential to mess up all the hard would I put in.
5. Document my progress
I have committed to working on ALOT of things this week. I created a daily checklist for my recovery plan and I also want to use my Believe Journal regularly. This way if I’m not getting better, I can make sure I did what I said I was going to do.
I think that’s enough to get me through the next few months! As always, I will try to remember to be flexible with my goals. They are really just guidelines to give me a short-term focus.
What are your goals for the spring?
Do you take yoga classes in a studio?
How do you keep track of your progress when working towards a goal?