Post-Marathon Target Practice (Alternate Title: I Do What I Want)

Jordan and I took a much-needed miniature vacation this weekend. Since we had parent-teacher conferences Tuesday and Thursday nights, we had Friday off from work. We spent the weekend up near Vail, and it was glorious. I’ll write a full post about our adventures  later this week, but here’s a sneak peak:

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Not too shabby, eh?

Tonight, though, I want to get back to Target Practice, since I haven’t done it for a couple of weeks.

Target Practice

Target Practice is a goal-setting idea that I stole from Fit.Fun.Femme. 

Life: I finally have a week with NO into-the-night school events. Hip hip hooary! So this week, I want to use some of that free time to catch up with a friend or two.

Health: The first week of The Whole30 (which I talked about here) went well, so my health goal this week is to keep it going strong. So many people said such good things about Whole30 after my post that I’d hate to mess it up now!

Fitness: Since the marathon last week, I’ve run only twice: an easy 4 on Friday and a glorious 5 today. The recovery time was necessary and really kind of nice, but I’m ready to get back into daily workouts. I’m really looking forward to a week or two of unstructured, whatever-I-feel-like-doing workouts. Today’s run was a perfect example of what I want to do this week. I ran at an easy pace, without a set route in mind. Every time I came to a crossroads, I decided to turn or go straight based solely on the amount of stompable leaves in either direction.

(Yes, I am childish. No, I do not care. If I ever get so old that crunching fall leaves is not fun, it’s time to pass along.) That’s the type of workout I want this week.

That’s all for tonight, folks. Here’s to a great week!


What’s your favorite type of fun workout?

Are you still a leaf-stomper?

5 thoughts on “Post-Marathon Target Practice (Alternate Title: I Do What I Want)”

  1. I love trail runs on days that I just want to have fun. It’s fun to be surrounded by nothing but trees and go at whatever speed feels right 🙂

  2. It makes me sad to think that some people aren’t leaf stompers. Where is all the joy in their lives?

    A week or two of no structure sounds awesome =). Enjoy stomping the leaves!

    Can’t wait to hear more about your mountain adventures!

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