Target Practice Friday #14 + The Honest Life Winners

borrowed stole the idea for the Target Practice Friday series from the ladies over at Fit.Fun.Femme.  I do things a little differently, but ultimately it’s where I share my progress on my short term goals, a.k.a targets.

Hi Friends. I hope you are doing well. This Target Practice is a difficult one for me.  To say that I had a difficult week is an understatement.  I have been in a really bad mindset this week.  On Monday I found out my dad, whom I haven’t seen in eight years, was in the hospital due to organ failure. With the support of my mom and cousin, my brother and I visited my dad for the first time in years on Tuesday. Even though my dad and I don’t have a relationship, I was surprised by the emotions I felt. My family would probably say I acted coldly… all I know is that I am sad.

This week was a learning experience for me. I let my emotions keep me from being active, which was probably the worst thing I could have done. I didn’t work out on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday… basically Target Practice was a total fail this week. If I were graded on my progress I would get a big, fat F! But I am okay with that.

Improve Pace - No improvements here, but I will never miss speed training! :-)

Handstand – Again…nothing

Half Marathon – I struggled through 8 miles on Sunday and I ran a short 3 miles last night. Physically I know my body is able to run my first half marathon tomorrow, but I am feeling less that motivated. I am trying to think happy thoughts and remember how excited I once was for this race. I know my excitement will come back to me tomorrow morning while lining up for the race. I am looking forward to that feeling.

Eating Clean - The one thing I did well this week was eating clean! I even ate a squash enchilada at the hospital! Don’t worry, I will be recreating this recipe!

It tasted better than it looks!

And because I don’t want to leave you with the most depressing post of all time…

FUCb95YThe Bear sent this to me because he knew it would put a smile on my face. :-) Dog babies. I die.

Now for The Honest Life winners: Congrats to Kristen MacVicar, #45 who liked Chasing Raspberries on Facebook, and Natalie Scruton, #49 who liked The Honest Company on Facebook.  Email me your address at Jillienne (at) ChasingRaspberries (dot) com and I will send these books right out to you!

Thanks for reading! I promise to return to my normal happy, positive self next week!

Have a great weekend and please give your mom or dad or sibling or spouse or friend a big, fat hug tonight!

10 thoughts on “Target Practice Friday #14 + The Honest Life Winners

  1. I’m really sorry to hear you going through such a tough time right now Jillienne. I can’t even imagine how difficult this must be for you. Well, I want you to know you’re in my thoughts. And even though I don’t know you personally, I think you’re strong and you can get through this.

    Good luck with the half marathon!
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  2. Jillienne you’re going to do great tomorrow! And always! You are one of the strongest women I know! Let yourself feel what you need to. I am here. I know what you are going through. I am so proud of you.

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