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Week in Review

Like that post title? It makes me feel like I’m a news site. Breaking News: I’m not. Anyway, Sunday night is a good time to look back on the week and check in on the goals I set on Target Practice Monday. 

Life: I made two specific goals for work this week: figure out what to use to host my school newspaper, and go back over my curriculum (which I’d worked on this summer) to make sure I had all the standards covered. I got both of those done, plus some other school-related work. Check!

Health: My goal wasn’t very specific; it was just to clean up my diet again after a sugar-heavy weekend. I’ll call this a success, too.

Fitness: Goal #1 was to follow my training schedule. Here’s what my training looked like:

Monday: 10-mile progression run
Tuesday: Easy 8.7
Wednesday: Easy 8.1
Thursday: 14 x 400-meter repeats. With warm-up and cool down: 9.1 miles
Friday: Easy 7.2
Saturday: 18.1 miles
Weekly total: 61. Boom.

Goal #2 was to strength train three times. I made it twice. Near miss.
And goal #3 was to stretch and foam roll twice. I did that once and yoga once…we’ll call it 2/3 successful.

Check back tomorrow night for next week’s Target Practice post!

Here are some other highlights of the week:

  • Thursday was my birthday.  I went to work. But Wednesday, we went to Fort Collins, and that was fun. I had a gyno appointment in the morning (happy birthday to me!), but then we went to Verizon to get our phones upgraded. I’m now the proud owner of an iPhone. I’m so trendy. It only takes me five years to get the cool technology. But I’m loving the iPhone. Be prepared to see lots of iPhone pictures here.
  • Yesterday’s long run was super humid. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not usually humid here in Colorado, so that was weird. Turns out, that humidity was a precursor to this:
    Photo: Switched from a tornado warning to flash flood warning. I can see why.
    That’s our backyard. It’s under water. We had some wicked thunderstorms, a tornado warning (first time I’d heard the tornado sirens for anything but a test. Not cool.), and a flash flood warning. Craziness. We had a frantic little adventure when we discovered that the rain was pouring in next to the window air conditioner in the bedroom. It was a bit of a mess, and J ended up just taking the thing down. But at least we didn’t get tornadoed!
  • Tonight, the hubs and I went for a nice little bike ride to try to get the most out of our last summer Sunday. It was glorious.

    (See, iPhone photos are happening already.)

This week should be a pretty fun one before the school year starts. I’ll go in to work a couple of times, but it’s also county fair time. Our nieces are in one county and our students are in another, so we’ll be bouncing back and forth trying to catch as many of them in action as possible. And then, we’re officially back to work on Friday. Adios, summer!

What was the best part of your weekend?

What are you most looking forward to this week?

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:

 (source)

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?