Target Practice Friday #23

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.

Woo! Lucky number 23! Hopefully this is a good Traget Practice because that is my favorite number. Why is 23 my lucky number? Well first off, I was born on the 23rd. Though I also like all combinations of 23. For example, 5 (2+3=5) was my jersey number in lacrosse and softball. But mostly I just like the oddity of it! Enough about numbers already… let’s dig into Target Practice.

Marathon – Saturday started with an 8 mile run that was somewhat on the slow side for me. I was super sore from my workout the Thursday before, so I took it easy. Luckily I met a very nice girl at Team NutriBullet who I chatted with for the entire run.  I also ran 3.5 miles on Tuesday, 3 miles last night, and hopefully I will get another 3 miles in today before our long run tomorrow.  Total miles this week: 17.5… not quite my 30 mile goal!

Improve Pace - One of the 3 mile runs was on the treadmill, so I worked on interval training. I really need to start experimenting with hill drills and tempo runs though.  Megan  posted a speedwork routine that I really want to try out next week.

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Handstand – Just working on those abs so that one day I will move this away from the wall… oh the longing!
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Crow poses might help with handstand training!

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Thing 2 thinks she is helping, but she is pretty freakin adorable!

Eating Clean - HA HA HA my eats were horrible this week. I had three holiday parties, so there was pizza, cookies, Chinese food, and cupcakes.  I tried to make up for the unhealthy lunches with very clean breakfast and dinner meals. All week I started the day out right with a NutriBullet smoothie and ended the day with veggies and protein. My body hasn’t completely revolted, so I think this strategy is working!
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Happy Holidays!!! :-)

10 thoughts on “Target Practice Friday #23

  1. Aww, thanks for sharing the workout! I hope you like it! Changing the pace up keeps it interesting – a must for me on the treadmill. I just have to ask since you said Chinese food in the context of holiday parties … is that a “normal” thing? My husband’s family eats Chinese food on Christmas Eve every year, and I’ve always thought it was SO random … but maybe other people do it too?
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    • A must for me on the treadmill too! I hate indoor running. I am looking forward to your routine next week!

      My boss takes us out to a Chinese restaurant every year for our holiday lunch! They have the best Chinese food too! I am starting to like this tradition. :)

    • That’s awesome! We are almost birthday twins except I was born in May. Okay, maybe we aren’t birthday twins at all!

      And…I can’t believe I didn’t think of Michael Jordan!!!

  2. Your plan sounds great! You will definitely hit all of your targets if you stay focused on them! :-) On another note its funny to see your dog in the picture as you’re attempting handstands. MY dog always harasses me (licks my face) when I’m doing my planks!
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