I've been pretty quiet this month. I was very busy with Girl Scout stuff and now that the cookie season is over, I'm working on an art project for a local competition.
My running schedule has suffered a little, and I'm not quite where I want/need to be for my Run the Year goals. I was hoping to hit 500 miles by the end of this month, since I should be at 497 if I've been getting 5.5 miles every day. I won't be hitting 500, or even 497. It's disappointing, but it's important for me to remember that missing one goal isn't the end of the world. With warmer and longer days coming, I will be getting out on more walks and just moving more in general.
The Run the Year challenge has still helped me to become a more active person, especially in the winter months. I'm happy that I discovered the challenge, and I'm glad to have a supportive network of like-minded individuals.
My running has slowed down considerably in the last couple of weeks, because I've been experiencing some pain in my SI joint. In the past, I've been able to relieve the pain by stretching my hips and glutes, but that hasn't fixed the problem this time. I have an appointment scheduled with my chiropractor next week.
I hope to get a running blog post written in the coming week. I have new races coming up and would like to be done writing about last year's races before starting this year's (live) races.
I'd like to thank all of my family, friends, and RTY supporters for being here. I'm really enjoying my new, more active lifestyle, but it's a good reminder to all of us that life ebbs and flows; Goals might pass without being reached. Instead of giving up when things "fall apart" or when there is a failure, it's a great time to set new goals and keep moving forward.