“Target Practice” Friday + Blogilates Winner

I will keep this Target Practice short because I’m about to board a plane for a work trip to Sacramento.  I should be back on Saturday in time for my 10 Mile Challenge with the Pasadena Pacers!

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 - On Monday, I ran my typical 3 miles and road my typical 9 miles. I’m pretty happy about the run because I ran at a 9:45 pace, which isn’t bad considering I rode 9 miles beforehand.  And you know I went to spin class! I love the instructor.  She has high energy and works my butt off!

Improve Pace - Again, I didn’t focus on speed this week. No interval training, no hills, no tempo run, nothing… there is always next week, right? :(

50 Push Ups -  I did 50 consecutive push ups on Thursday! BOOM! Goal achieved! ‘Nough said. :)

Handstand - This is a new short term goal. For some reason, I got it in my head that I need to do a handstand. Maybe it’s all the CrossFit workouts I have seen lately?! Not sure, but the goal is to do a free standing handstand. So on Tuesday I met with my personal trainer, Craig, where he taught me how to do a handstand!!! Guess what?! I held the handstand for 30 seconds! It was so cool, but I still need assistance getting my legs all the way up. More practice is needed.

Half Marathon – Remember when I said I would run on Friday because I was going to miss my Saturday run due to IDEA World.  Well, that didn’t happen.  I got caught up in creating recipes.  Pesto Broccolini Panini’s don’t make themselves!  Even though I didn’t get a long run in, I did get a trail run in with the boys on Wednesday.

IMG_20130814_142329Eating Clean - My eats were super clean this week thanks to my CSA produce box (more on that later).

IMG_20130811_120207I ate a lot of ONOs with chocolate Vega Protein Powder.  They were YUMMY!

IMG_20130813_072304Next week’s main goal is to work on speed training!  After my 10 Mile Challenge tomorrow, I need to take it easy on the distance runs during the week because my Duathlon is next Sunday!!!  I’m so excited and nervous for this race.  I know it will be a great learning experience for future duathlons, and the triathletes I have talked to said that the transitions can make or break your time, so I’ve been timing myself to improve. We will see how it goes!

Now for what you really want to know!  The IDEA World goodies and Blogilates tank top winner is …

 Mindy Fan, who tweeted about the giveaway!

Email me your address at Jillienne(at)chasingraspberries(dot)com and I will mail these goodies out right away!

Well, I’m off to Sacramento to get some real work done so I can pay for more giveaways!

 Have a great weekend!

16 thoughts on ““Target Practice” Friday + Blogilates Winner

  1. Omg Yay!! I can’t believe I won!!! Thank you so much! For some reason, my yahoo isn’t working so I will email you from my gmail instead.
    50 Push ups is amazing!!! I have been working on building arm strength and my highest has only been 32!
    I bet you will do good at you duathlon! Have fun!
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    • I have always wanted to do a handstand too. I still can’t even do a cartwheel! Eeeek! And, the top is from Lululemon!

    • Haha! Thanks Jenn. The top is from Lululemon. I probably spent way too much on it but it was my reward for completing my first 10k. Totally worth it!

  2. Wow, you’re doing awesome on your fitness! 50 push-ups, I’m impressed.
    I need to focus more on speed work too. I think that and strength training are the keys to improving your pace. Although you’re doing pretty great already!
    I hate it when recipes get in the way of fitness- there just isn’t enough time in the day!
    Hope you have a safe trip!
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