Here’s what I learned this week: blogging while working full-time is hard. All summer, I worked for a few hours a day and then had lots more time to write my posts and read and comment on other bloggers’ stuff…all on my 95-year-old computer. Now that I don’t have nearly as much time, my posting and commenting might become a little more sporadic. So please bear with me and still be my Internet friend, okay?
I decided last week to write Target Practice posts on Sunday night, because I’m 98% certain that Monday will not be a school-year blogging day for me. Don’t forget that I took this idea from Fit. Fun. Femme. Also don’t forget that their blog is awesome and you should read it.
Let’s check in on last week’s goals:
Life: I made a goal to stay positive during the prior-to-school-starting inservice meetings. Lucky for me, there was only one tedious one, and I did kiiinda okay at not being grumpy. Could’ve been better. The other half of this goal was to have a great first two days with kids. At least that half was a win!
Health: The goal was uber-early bedtimes. I did go to bed as early as possible, so that’s a win, methinks.
Fitness: This was the same goal I’ve had for a couple of weeks: stick with the marathon training schedule, strength train twice, stretch/foam roll once, and do yoga once. Here’s how the week turned out:
Monday: AM: 10 miles with 8 at goal marathon pace. PM: My favorite 1-hour Muscle Works class
Tuesday: AM: 8.4 miles easy PM: 30 minutes yoga, thanks to my new iPhone and its fancy apps.
Wednesday: AM: Cruise intervals — 10 x 1000m w/200m jog. This was hard. 9 miles total.
Thursday: AM: 7.4 miles easy PM: 50 minutes strength training
Friday: AM: 8.5 miles easy
Saturday: 11.4-mile progression run. It felt super weird that my “long run” was so short (compared to usual marathon-training long runs), but the schedule said “90-minute progression run,” so that’s what I did
Sunday: Rest. Blogging instead of stretching and rolling.
Totals: 54 miles running, 2 hours strength, 30 minutes yoga, 0 minutes stretching/rolling
So, I got in the yoga and not the stretching/rolling. Last week, I did the stretching and not the yoga. Can you tell what my least favorite form of exercise is?
On to this week’s goals:
Life: I have a lot of work-related goals, but I don’t really want to post them here. That might be weird, but guess who cares? Not me. Instead, I’ll post a blog-related goal, because I really don’t want this new hobby of mine to go by the wayside during the school year: Post decent blogs three times (not counting this one).
Health: Eat clean all week. This includes avoiding the various candy dishes around the campus. Dear coworkers who read my blog: If you see me reaching for a candy dish, please slap my hand.
I did my usual Sunday meal planning and prep today, so that should help.
(This crummy picture of my food prep is the only one I have taken since Thursday. Well, that’s not true. I took one of my sister-in-law at the wedding we went to Saturday, but it was not flattering and she would probably punch my face if I posted it. The point is that once again, I failed at blog photo-taking.)
Fitness: Well, let’s keep this goal going until I actually meet it. Stick with the training schedule, lift twice, yoga once, stretching once. I think I’m going to try evening running this week. It’s still hot, but I have to get up so early to run before school that I’m on the treadmill anyway (I refuse to run in the dark). I’ll see which is worse: too hot or too boring.
Other bloggers: How do you make time to do a good job at this?
What are some of your goals for the week?