I’m trying something new today! I have been wanting to ride my bike to work for a while now, but have been afraid of riding with the clipless pedals in traffic. Normally I train around the Rose Bowl where there are few cars. Today I finally got up the courage to ride to work! If you see a picture on Instagram of a bruised knee or scraped elbow, now you will know what happened!
I guess it’s that time again. I must warn you… I was pretty bad this week!
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.
Duathlon - If you saw Monday’s post, you know I finished my first duathlon! It turns out I finished 2nd in my division and 9th out of all the females! The race was exciting and wonderful but a little disappointing all at the same time. Why am I disappointed you may ask. Well you see, I missed the start of the race so I feel like I didn’t experience the entire race. I need a do-over. And I want one soon. I’m looking for a race in the next month. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.
Improve Pace - Ha Ha Ha! Other than my new PR for the duathlon 5k. I didn’t run. None, nada, zilch! I was super exhausted this week. Maybe it’s because Aunt Flow came into town, if you catch my meaning, but I just could not get myself to run. I was in a funk and tired and grouchy and only chocolate would cure my bad mood.
Handstand - I met with my personal trainer this week, and we worked on handstands. I got up on my own the second try! I’m going to ignore the fact that I couldn’t get up again, and focus on the fact that I got up once and held it for 40 seconds! Woohoo! Some of you have asked how to do a handstand so I found this video of exactly what I was taught, minus the pushup!
Half Marathon – Refer to improve pace. No running, but I did do some yoga!
Eating Clean - Last weekend was horrible! I ate everything and anything. It was unsightly. However, the week went pretty well. I had a lot of healthy salads for lunch and lean proteins for dinner, which is becoming the norm.
Next week’s goal is to get back on the running bandwagon. I also need to focus on eating clean. I have another busy weekend planned and a Fun concert at the Greek on Tuesday! My plan is to eat as clean and workout as much as possible, but sometimes you just need to live a little. So that’s what I am going to do!
Have a great long weekend!