With posting less frequently, I know that I show you less of what my life is really like. Given that, I thought it’d be fun to post a day in the life. I’m warning you though, my days are not super exciting but here goes- here’s yesterday!
5:21 AM: First alarm goes off and one alarm is enough today. I turn off the second and check the weather on my phone while still in bed.
5:30 AM: I put on running clothes, shoes, Garmin, and spibelt. I go to the bathroom, put in my contacts, etc.
5:40 AM: I notice Sonic is low on food so I fill his bowl. I also have an espresso Clif Shot and some water to fuel my tempo run.
5:45 AM: I do a quick dynamic warm-up that stretches my quads, calves, hamstrings, and IT-bands. I try not to step on Sonic who likes to weave between my legs while I do this.
5:55 AM: Run time! On the schedule today, I have 6 miles at marathon pace with a 1.5 mile warm-up and a 1.5 mile cool down. I start my warm-up around an 8:30 pace but I can feel the caffeine from the gel in my system, my legs want to move! The first 3 miles at marathon pace are too fast, closer to 7:20 than 7:38, but after the humidity and the sun start to affect me, I slow down. I stop a few times to drink water (it was humid yo!) and stretch but am overall pleased with my tempo miles. The cool down is where I start to struggle mentally. Physically I feel fine but my mind wants to freak out about the heat and my pace etc. How do I chill my brain out?
7:15 AM: I arrive back home and notice a missed call from my Dad but it seems to be an unintentional “pocket dial”. I try to cool off, say goodbye to Ian as he leaves to bike to work, and down some GU Brew.
7:20 AM: I put my lunch and breakfast in bag, take care of Sonic duties, lay out clothes for the day, and try to stop sweating!
7:35 AM: I take a cold shower and get dressed/ready for work. I also take awkward pictures for this post and get all my stuff together. I realize that I don’t like any of the “selfies” but do look like I’m taking posing for myspace photos.
8:00 AM: I leave the apartment and walk to the bus. I’m lucky today and a bus comes relatively quickly. I actually even get a seat! That means reading time!
8:40 AM – 12:00 PM: Work. Thrilling, I know.
12:00 PM: I take a quick break from work and run over to Walgreens to see if they sell leukotape and cover roll tape (what’s on my knee above). They don’t. I order some from Amazon. I also, give my grandma a call to see how she’s doing.
12:30 PM: Back at work, back in Excel.
1:00 PM: Lunch time at my desk!
I have a sandwich made with Ener-g white rice bread which I know is not a whole grain but is a lot easier on my stomach than brown rice bread, chipotle chicken, dijon mustard, and spinach. I also munch on some raw green beans (don’t knock ‘em ’til you try ‘em). I planned to save my nectarine for a snack but TJ’s dijon mustard is so spicy, I need it right away.
5:05 PM: I leave work, call my mom, and walk to the bus. I board a crazy crowded bus and try to not get frustrated when I get smashed up against a window. About 1.5 miles from my apartment I decide to just get out and walk … unfortunately it starts raining 5 minutes later. I try to stay dry while I walk home. Bad decisions all around.
5:50 PM: I arrive at home, I change (I’m soaked), unpack my bags, chat with Ian, and start making dinner.
6:30 PM: Dinner time.
I’ve been a big fan of easy dinners lately and tonight is no different. I have a sweet potato with spicy BBQ sauce, leftover chicken, and yellow squash. It hits the spot!
7:00 PM: I make my breakfast and lunch for Friday, load the dishwasher, and foam roll. Ian is finishing something up on his computer so I read on the couch while I wait for him to join me.
7:30 PM: Ian and I watch Fringe (great show) and I snack on a frozen piece of Enjoy Your Life chocolate with a side of more Nuun. I felt dehydrated all day and I can’t seem to shake the headache. I also play with Sonic while we watch.
10:30 PM: Lights out!
Now I remember why I stopped doing WIAW haha.
Do you have a daily routine or does your routine differ depending on the day?