I’ve had requests for more “Day In the Life” posts, so I’m going to try to do one once-a-month or so.
5:25am: First alarm goes off and gets lost in my dream. The noise is so faint I wonder if it’s really going off.
5:30am: No time to wait for the second alarm this morning. I get out of bed, throw a robe on, and take Maddie for her morning walk.
5:40am: Put on running clothes and lace up my running shoes. Decide today’s a headband and pigtail kind of day.
5:45am: Slather a BelVita biscuit with almond butter. A friend recently restocked my pantry with Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Sea Salt – my FAVORITE.
5:50am: Curl up on couch and close my eyes for 10 minutes. I’m running early for once (Ha!) thanks to all the prep work I did with packing my breakfast, lunch, and clothes the night before.
5:55am: Maddie starts ringing her potty bells. She was JUST outside, but apparently has to go again. I take her out and she relieves herself (again).
6:00am: Load up the car and drive across town. My training group recently started Thursday morning track workouts. We meet at coach’s house and run to the track from there.
6:20am: Arrive at coach’s house.
6:25am: The group starts the mile+ jog to the track. This morning’s workout consist of a 2000m, 1600m, 1200m, and 800m set with one minute rest in between. Our goal is to gain speed with each set. The longer track sets get the best of me and I miss the goal of gaining speed. Instead I slow down and don’t have a time for the final 800. Sigh.
7:30am: Group arrives back at house. I take a quick shower in the guest bathroom and get dressed for the day.
7:50am: Thank my hosts for the workout and shower. Sneak off to Jet City Espresso for a little treat. Order a Café Borgia (double shot!) and power scone. Tell Jess (the owner) I miss her and need to stop in more often.
8:05am: Thank goodness I have my Café Borgia because traffic is hell. It takes me 20 minutes to go 3 miles on the interstate. Nightmare.
8:40am: Arrive at office and finally have breakfast (my tummy was growling!). I packed a yogurt and strawberries the night before and paired it with the power scone from Jet City. A delicious – and filling! – breakfast.
12:30pm: Lunch time!
I packed veggies, hummus, crackers, pretzel pieces, and lunch meat the night before. Sadly it’s becoming the new normal to eat lunch at my desk.
4:00pm: Try the new Clif bar.
Half now, half when I leave the office and head to swim practice. It’s pretty good, very peanut buttery.
5:30pm: Pack up and head to swim practice. Stop at Starbucks for tall iced coffee.
6:15pm: Jump in pool early and get some extra yards in before team arrives.
6:30pm: Jess arrives, we’re the only team members at practice. Start the workout coach gave us.
- 300 “warm-up” with Jess
- 3 x 50 kick
- 2 x 200 full pull kit w/ 30 secs rest
- 100 kick
- 4 x 100 full pull kit w/ 20 secs rest
- 100 kick
- 6 x 50 full pull kit w/ 20 secs rest
- 100 kick
- 150 cool down
- Total: 2000 yds + 400 extra yards
Was trying to hit an even 2500, but my foot was cramping really bad during the cool down. Jess thinks my foot was cramping because my calf was tight from this morning’s track workout. I NEED to get better at stretching, especially on two-a-days!
7:30pm: Call hubby on the way home and ask him to start dinner.
8:00pm: Arrive home to a plate of chicken sausage and steamed green beans (thanks, hubby!)
8:05pm: Split a second chicken sausage with Maddie.
8:30pm: Fresh mango for dessert.
8:40pm: Write blog post
9:00pm: Play with new toy.
His and her iPads! (I got the mini 🙂 )
10:00pm: I’m predicting I’ll be passed out. 😉