Target Practice Monday

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? We spent Friday through Sunday at my in-laws’ doing birthday celebrations and a family reunion. It was a good weekend, but guess what I didn’t do? That’s right: take pictures. Because, again, I am the worst blogger ever. My in-laws even had a new calf born over the weekend, and I didn’t get a picture of it. Fail.  Here, I found you a similar-looking calf on the Internet:


It’s Monday, which means it’s time for Target Practice. Remember, I stole this idea from Fit. Fun, Femme. and use it to set little goals for myself each week. Before we get to this week’s, though, let’s see how I did with last week’s goals.

Last week’s life goal was to get a solid start on on setting up my classroom. I’m pretty much there, which is good. One thing I did last week was clean out my file cabinet. I hadn’t done it since my first year (I’m about to start year seven), and I had a LOT of stuff I didn’t need anymore — dated materials, bad ideas that seemed good as a first-year teacher, etc.

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Look at all the good ideas I didn’t have! This all came from one drawer. Time to recycle.

My health goal last week was to focus on post-run recovery nutrition. As it turns out, drinking chocolate milk after most runs is not really difficult. 🙂

And my fitness goal last week was to complete all my scheduled training runs and strength train three times. Done, to the tune of 56 miles run and three hours of strength work. Boom.

Now for this week’s goals:

Target Practice

Life: Two main work-related goals this week. I found out last week that the (free) web host we’ve always used for the school newspaper is no longer hosting, so I need to figure out what to use now. Second, I need to carefully go back over my curriculum, double-checking standards alignment, so that I’m ready to get syllabi done by the end of the week.

Health: I ate a lot of sugar this weekend. It’s back to the veggie-heavy, sugar-light diet this week!

Fitness: Adding on to last week’s goals … I’m continuing the goals to follow my training schedule and strength train three times, and adding at least two days of stretching and foam rolling. Things are getting tight over here.

What was the best part of your weekend?

What’s one goal you want to accomplish this week?

12 thoughts on “Target Practice Monday”

  1. 56 miles! Holy crap! You must be tired and hungry 🙂 That’s amazing, keep up the good work!

  2. I am jealous. I want in my classroom. Fingers crossed for this week! So that being said, if I can get in there, that is my biggest goal.
    Also get my house ready to host book club on Thursday.

    Nice work on reaching your goals!

  3. The best part of my weekend was getting to the top of a 14ner! Woo hoo! Handies Peak above Lake City, Colorado 14,058 feet. 11 miles round trip. 4 hours to the top, 1 1/2 hours to get back to the parking lot at the bottom. Insert happy dance here! I really could have used one of those Lara bars you’re hoarding! lol! ; )

  4. My downfall is the rehab when I start increasing my mileage! I get so excited that I did so much running that I forget my body may not be so excited. Awesome!

  5. 56 miles!?! You are inspirational! I thought I was doing well at my 27 miles. That’s not even half of what you did. Congratulations on reaching your goals!!

  6. 56 miles in one week. Girl you are a baller! And doesn’t it feel awesome to get rid of the clutter – 7 years of paperwork makes for a lot of recycling HA!

    I need to accomplish my long run tomorrow. Waking up early is the hardest part!

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