Weekly Workouts and Target Practice

I’m running out of creative titles for target practice posts. True story. And while I’m being honest, I might as well tell you that I’m not really feeling the blogging thing tonight. I got some sad news today (I may or may not blog about it later), and I’m just not in the mood. But if I want to get better at blogging, I have to do it when I have the time, even if I don’t feel like it, right?

Last week, I posted monthly goals for November instead of weekly, so I won’t check in on those goals yet. Instead, I’ll give you a workout recap for this week. I don’t think I’ve posted one since the marathon, so this will look a lot different than the last recap you saw!

Monday: AM: 5.5 miles of treadmill intervals PM: Muscle Works class
Tuesday: 6.5 miles easy
Wednesday: 5 miles easy, quick dumbbell-and-bodyweight strength workout
Thursday: 5.5 miles easy, core work
Friday: I fully intended to leave work shortly after school got out and come home to run in the daylight. My to-do list had other ideas, though, and I got home at sunset. Cool. So I did this workout and added a half-mile run between sets for a total of 5 miles:
Saturday: 7 miles easy, part of them back at my favorite park. It’s only partially open, but it’s nice to have at least a little of it back!
Sunday: 4.75 miles. Sundays are usually rest days, but I couldn’t resist
this weather. I’ll gladly cut tomorrow’s treadmill run to soak up 62 degrees and sunshine today.
Totals: 39.3 miles, 1:45ish strength

And now, the main event:

Target Practice

Target Practice is a weekly goal-setting post. I stole the idea from Fit.Fun.Femme. And by the bye, you should hop on over to Fit.Fun.Femme. and read Sara’s post about getting faster. She was sweet enough to include me in the post. I felt famous. 🙂 And I found two other blogs to follow!

Anyway, goals for this week:

Life: In connection  with the aforementioned sad news, this is going to be a rough week for my students. My goal is simply to be there for my kiddos.

Health: This is the last week of the Whole30, at least officially. I might continue with it a little longer before I start reintroducing foods. So my goal is to stick with the plan!

Fitness: Remember last week, when I said I wanted to start lifting like a grown-up? You’ll notice from my recap that I did not do that this week. I think I need a session with a trainer to show me how to do the lifts and use the machines so that I don’t hurt myself. My main fitness goal this week is to talk to my pals at the Body Firm and see what we can get set up.


Tell me something to make me smile. 


4 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts and Target Practice”

  1. Today was amazing! I left the house saying I will be back after 7-8 miles. 10.25 miles later, I returned and really, really wanted to do more. It was a perfect running day in my mind. So glad you got to get out there and enjoy it, too!

  2. Wow! Your workouts always amaze me! I am definitely going to do that workout that you posted. It looks awesome, and adding in half mile runs in between seems like a great idea. I’m so sorry about your sad news. I am sure your students will know that they can come to you at any time. I hope your week is as great as it can be!

  3. What do you call a cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho Cheese!

    That was my horrible attempt to make you smile. I hope you and your students can gather together and overcome the sad news you received. You’re such a strong teacher to want to be there for them instead of focusing on yourself in tough times. Good luck with the coming week.

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