“Target Practice” Friday

We have made it to Target Practice Friday and I could not be more excited! Even though work has been insane, overall it’s been a pretty good week health wise.

Remember when I borrowed stole the idea for this series from the ladies over at Fit.Fun.Femme. It’s where I share my progress on my short term goals.

Duathlon - Monday involved a 3 mile run followed by a 9 mile bike ride.  While my ride was slow, my run was a little faster than my normal pace.  I ran a consistent 9:30.  I also went to spin class on Thursday night.

Improve Pace - Other than my 3 mile run on Monday, I didn’t focus on speed work this week.

50 Push Ups -  On Tuesday I met with my personal trainer, Craig, where I did 4 sets of 10 push ups.  However, Thursday was all about the push ups! Check out this workout…

Upper Body Workout

I saw someone doing the stability ball knee ins with push ups on Tuesday and had to try them on my own!

Half Marathon – Saturday I got the big 9 mile run in with the Pasadena Pacers.  That’s the longest distance I have ran so far!  My pace was slower but I finished so that counts for something, right?

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In addition to my 3 mile run on Monday, I got  a 4 mile trail run in on Wednesday with my lunch time running buddy, Ben.  (He is training for a full marathon and just started running the same time I did!)

Eating Clean - I have to say my eats weren’t too bad this week.   The Bear worked late last night, so I had the opportunity to get take-out from my favorite vegan restaurant, Real Food Daily. In the past, I would have used this opportunity to veg out on junk food, but now it creates the perfect time to eat the healthy foods the Bear refuses to eat.  I ordered the vegan veggie wrap and tropical green juice.  Yum!

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My friend, Hosanna, also gave me some homemade fig jam and Dolma, which is a dish similar to stuffed bell peppers. Doubleplus yum!

IMG_20130808_123106-sI have the day off from work!  I’m planning on getting a long run in today instead of Saturday because I’m contemplating on attending the IDEA World Fitness Convention Saturday. I discovered it on a few other blogs this week and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to attend a fitness convention.  I mean, it’s in my backyard.  When else will I have chance like this?!  What do you think?  Should I go?

10 thoughts on ““Target Practice” Friday

  1. Love that upper body workout! I really need to do some more upper body exercises. Push-ups are insanely hard for me and I can only do them on my knees. Guess I need to practice more.

    Congrats on getting through your 9 mile run! That’s SO awesome!

    Also, I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Check out my post on August 13th for details. :-)
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  2. Congrats on your 9 mile run and on your tough workouts this week! You seem to have really pushed your limits and that’s fantastic :) I’d love to train for a half marathon but I unfortunately have shin splints right now….I can’t wait to be healed! Real Food Daily sounds like an amazing restaurant. I’ll have to check it out! I would definitely go to the fitness conference! I mean, it’s easy inspiration right?
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    • Thanks Maggie! You are too sweet. Shin splints are serious business. I hope they heal soon so you can get back to running!

  3. I have three comments that I can’t make flow smoothly:
    1. Congrats on the 9-miler! And you’re supposed to do long runs slower, so you’re fine!

    2. I do the same thing when the husband is gone…I almost always make a big stir-fry with tofu and all the veggies he hates. :)

    3. Definitely go to the convention! It looks so fun!

    And…Enjoy your day off!
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