Target Practice + Tasty Bite Winner

We have made it to Friday! How has your week been? It’s been a rough week for me. Work is pulling me in multiple directions, and my brain is in need of a weekend dumbification.  I’ve had little to no time for blogging, which means I have a ton of blogs to catch up on over the weekend. I love binge blogging!  Anyways, it’s Friday so I better share my progress on some goals…

borrowed stole the idea for this 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 - This Monday I did things a tad bit differently.  I ran 3 miles before riding 9 miles on the bike. Normally my legs feel like lead running after having rode 9 miles on the bike, so I wanted to see how my body would adjust to variation.  I have to say that it’s much easier to run before biking! So much easier that I actually ran my fastest 5k ever!

collage_29Sure it’s slow for some of you folks, but this is speed racer status for me!  I am happy. :) And it’s just in time because my duathlon is this weekend!!!

Improve Pace - In addition to my FASTEST 5k EVER, I also did interval training on Wednesday.

Handstand - I spent 30 minutes trying to do a handstand against my garage on Tuesday. After failing a billion times, lots of curse words, and creating lasting hand impressions in the grass, I gave up and asked the Bear to help me get my legs up.  Naturally, I could kick my legs all the way up when he came out to assist!  Anyways, I held it for about 15 seconds.  Feeling satisfied, and surprisingly exhausted, I decided to do a quick workout in the yard.

Backyard Workout 08.23.13


Just a plank face at the gym… nothing to be afraid of here!

Half Marathon – Guess what this girl did last Saturday?! That’s right!  I ran the 10 mile challenge! It wasn’t too difficult either! I did stop for 30 second on a steep hill but I felt pretty good about the run anyways.


That’s my friend, Terry, from the Pasadena Pacers.  Somehow I convinced her to do the duathlon with me this weekend!

Eating Clean - My eats weren’t too shabby this week. There were a lot of salads, veggie burgers and Death Sauce.  Those of you who follow me on Instagram know what I’m talking about…

IMG_20130821_183005Don’t worry, he says. It’s all natural, he says. As the Bear hands me Death Sauce!

My main goal for next week is to get through this Duathlon. I’m super excited mostly for the race, but partially because I’ll be in my hometown for the weekend, where I hope to catch up with some old friends!

As for the Tasty Bite giveaway, the winner is… Carolsue Anderson!

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

That’s all for now folks! Tootles! 

8 thoughts on “Target Practice + Tasty Bite Winner

    • Thanks Rebekah! I love the ladies over at too!
      The weekend just started for me and I already feel dumber. Success!

    • Thank you Davida! What a beautiful name you have! Based on what I’ve seen on your blog so far, I’m already a follower! Your recipes look scrumptious! :)

  1. When I rowed, we used to have to do handstands as part of some workouts. I would always put my back to the wall and walk my legs up it to where I thought was an acceptable handstand. Looking back, I looked like a complete weirdo. Way to hold it for 15 seconds, that is awesome! Going to try the workout you posted later this week :)
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