I rarely blog about my work-week because it is so mundane: run, work, second workout (usually), bed. But I still think it is fun to share what an actual day looks like for me.
Here is how my Monday went down. . . . .
5:00 a.m. Alarm goes off, get out of bed
I am not a snoozer; it feels like a waste of time, and I don’t have a minute to spare.
5:00 a.m. Get dressed
This morning I went to the gym to run on the treadmill, so it didn’t take me as long to get ready. When I have to dress for cold weather running, it takes me twice as long to put all my layers on.
5:05 a.m. Feed Sadie
She always hears me coming down the stairs and gets so excited to see me because she knows I am going to feed her. Afterwards I let her outside to go to the bathroom.
5:10 a.m. Empty the dishwasher
Kind of an odd thing to do so early in the morning, but I don’t like things out of place, so I spend a few minutes putting the clean dishes away.
5:20 a.m. Finish getting ready
Back upstairs to do my hair, put my contacts in, use the bathroom, etc.
5:30 a.m. Drive to the gym
5:40 a.m. Arrive at the gym
Realize I forgot my heart rate monitor and watch to track my heart rate. This is no good because my workout is based on my heart rate. There’s nothing I can do, so I find a treadmill and discover the cable is out, which means no distraction while running on the treadmill. Double bummer.
5:45 a.m. Run on the treadmill
Today’s workout is a 7 mile run with a two tempo intervals in the middle.
6:45 a.m. Stretch at the gym
6:55 a.m. Drive back home
7:05 a.m. Take Sadie for a quick walk
7:15 a.m. Return home, first half of breakfast
I grabbed the last two slices of banana bread I made a few days ago because I could already feel my hunger kicking in.
7:20 a.m. Shower, start getting ready
7:45 a.m. Make breakfast
Too hungry to finish getting ready, so I go downstairs to make the second half of my breakfast. I go through my phases of what I eat for breakfast. Lately it has been oatmeal: 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, raisins, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.
8:00 a.m. Finish getting ready
Go back upstairs to finish doing my hair and make-up, fix the bed, and pick up any clothes on the floor.
8:15 a.m. Drive to work
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Work
5:15 p.m. Arrive home
Hang out and talk with Craig, repack my lunch, debate about going to the gym. I was really wanting to go to a bootcamp class at the gym, but I was not feeling up to it at all.
6:00 p.m. Eat dinner
I let my hormones get the best of me and ate a few chips and cheese and the last piece of this pie for dinner. Not the well-balanced diet I try to strive for.
6:30 p.m. Check e-mail, Facebook, read blogs
7:00 p.m. Housework
I spent nearly an hour ironing clothes and folding/hanging clothes that I had washed over the weekend. I had a few extra items because I washed all of the clothes I am bringing to Hawaii. Does anyone else do that? Even though I most likely washed them at the end of last summer, I still felt the need to rewash them.
8:00 p.m. Get ready for bed
With a 5:00 a.m. wake-up call, I am ready to start winding down at this point. During this span of time I also end up checking e-mail/Facebook again, entering data from my run into Google Docs for my coach, and picking up things around the house.
8:45 p.m. Bed
I usually end up reading for 15-20 minutes (if I even make it that long) and then lights are out.
So there you have it—the day in the life of my super exciting life here at TRP (The Runner’s Plate).
What time do you get up in the morning?
How long do you spend getting ready in the morning?
What is one thing you would change about your daily routine?
I wish I only worked part-time and had time to cook dinner for Craig and myself in the evening.