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.
It tasted better than it looks!
And because I don’t want to leave you with the most depressing post of all time…
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!