I always liked when bloggers did a “Day in the Life” post. I think it’s an interesting perspective on how people balance exercise, eating, work, and family life. I wish I had done a post when I was working in NYC as that was definitely a bit more interesting (but if I didn’t have a blog then, did commuting even really happen?).
So let’s get right to it. I decided to document a Tuesday because they’re my most active. So instead of “I went home after work and watched Bravo on my couch until I went to sleep” I thought I’d spice it up a bit.
I’ll also recap my day of eats… primarily in photo form because how much description can I really give of food other than “it was good”?
And as always, thanks Jenn for hosting!
Tuesday: June 30th, 2015
5:45 AM: Alarm goes off. As someone who does NOT like to snooze (the death of me), I actually snoozed. Not once, but twice. I hop out of bed (6:03 AM) and know that if I can at least get my contacts in, then I’ll be awake.
6:20 AM: Walk down the three flights of stairs in my apartment building as my “warm up” for my run. Huge over achiever…
6:23 AM: Hold my arm up to the sky in hopes that my GPS watch will then connect quicker. It doesn’t.
6:25 AM: Start my run.
7:15 AM: Finish up. A little over 5 miles at an easy pace. Cool down by walking up the same three flights of stairs while reviewing my mile splits. Again… really about this pre- and post-workout grind.
7:20 AM: Had high hopes of completing a 25 minute arm workout. Chose to eat instead. #Priorities.
7:25 – 7:45 AM: Shower, get dressed, make bed, clean up any laundry in my room. I have no idea what it is. Maybe its that I’m 27. Maybe it’s living in my own apartment. But I hate coming home after work to a messy room. Some days it just happens. But it drives me nuts. If I don’t clean or have time to clean in the morning, I will as soon as I get home.
7:35 – 8:15 AM: Make breakfast, pack my lunch. Wash any containers in the sink. Sit down to eat and publish my blog post. This is usually the quiet “ME” time I enjoy every morning. In the transition from my old job, I really have come to appreciate sitting down and relaxing before my day starts. Part of the reason I struggled with commuting is I always felt rushed from the minute I got up to the minute I went to bed. Make the shuttle. Make the train. Make the subway. Get to work on time. Repeat at night. It was enough to drive anyone crazy.
8:20 AM: Leave for work.
8:30 AM: Get to work.
8:30 AM – 1:00PM: General work duties. Currently this is teaching myself how to code. Things I never thought I’d be doing…
1:00PM: Lunch time! Is it weird that I always look forward to my next meal. I think I anticipate lunch so much because just a mere 5 hours earlier I packed it. It’s like I have a present and know what it is, I just haven’t been able to
open eat it yet. Is that weird? Egg whites and homemade broccoli and quinoa patties (they’re in there I promise!)
1:15 – 5:15PM: More work. More coding. More confusion. Culture at work is to eat at your desk. Not too many structured breaks, and certainly no lunch hour for me to sleep on a bench outside in the sun… I mean to read my book.
5:30PM: Arrive home.
6:00 PM: Head out to RunClub.
6:25 – 7:30 PM: Get in a glorious run. A little less than 5 miles (10 total for the day). I really enjoy running doubles to increase my milage. I usually use Tuesdays as speed work, and since I’m just getting back into consistent running/training, I find running with my peers extra motivating.
7:45 PM: Get home, make dinner, shower, think about stretching (I don’t…) and lay on the couch in a glutinous (can it still be if I just ran?) fashion and watch all the reality TV shows my heart desires.
9:30 PM: Get into bed.
10:30 PM: Finally pass out. Need to get better about removing technology from the bedroom at night. Hi CandyCrush. I will beat all your levels someday. #LifeGoals.
So there you have it folks! A little sneak peak into my wild and crazy life!
Do you have a favorite day of the week? What’s the favorite part of your day?
Anyone else try to schedule in “me” time to their daily routine?
Morning or nighttime workout? I’m all about the morning workouts… RunClub is the only thing that guarantees an evening workout for me!