I thought today would be a fun day to do a post, since it's my first day getting up early to run for this training cycle. I'm happy to report that, other than during the hours I normally would've been sleeping, I didn't feel tired or worn out. I'm sure it helps I actually set myself up for success by creating a morning and evening routine last week - and stuck to it - and that I made myself go to bed at 9:15 last night.
I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow though, that's for sure!
5:45 AM: Alarm goes off. I'm a little confused why it's ringing so early, but after checking my texts and emails, I roll out of bed.
5:55 AM: Wash my face, brush my teeth, and get dressed for my run.
|So selfie, much awkward.|
7:17 AM: Return home from run. Not fueling or hydrating before heading out was a huge mistake, so after nearly vomiting following the first repeat, I just aimed to get in the mileage at an easy pace, so the run took a few minutes longer than planned. You would never know because it's still pitch black out. I drink a glass of chocolate milk and go through my stretching routine.
7:45 AM: Hop in the shower and get myself presentable for work. Call my hair good when it's about 80% dry.
8:12 AM: I corral Faramir after he sneaks out the door with me, and I'm off to work.
8:30 AM: Per the usual, I get stuck behind someone who thinks driving 35 in a 45 is acceptable. (This is a giant problem in my town, and it drives me bonkers!) Finally settle in to my desk for the day.
8:34 AM: Eat my overnight oats while checking my email. I'm sure productivity experts would say this is the worst, but I find it relaxing and it lets me get a handle on any additional tasks that need to get done that day.
10:08 AM: Get all my new emails dealt with and stop to snack on half a green pepper.
11:08 AM: The green peppers didn't really hit the spot after running, so I munch on two clementines.
|Only got a picture of the remnants, I was so ravenous.|
12 PM: Leave work for the gym.
12:16 PM: Dressed and ready to go. Once again, the front desk person didn't put my wristband on tight enough, and it's flopping all over the place.
12:45 PM: Workout is finished. Towel off the bit of sweat and change back into my work clothes.
1:02 PM: Back at my desk. Enjoy some chocolate milk as a recovery drink. (My coworker assured me this was a delicious rather than dorky idea.)
2:50 PM: Crank through my to do list and stop to snack on some peanut butter crackers. They're whole wheat, so actually pretty filling.
4 PM: Join a group of my coworkers to work on crafting our Halloween costumes for the office-wide contest on Thursday. Two teams in my bay are combining: the bosses are being Pac-Man and Mrs. Pac-Man, while the rest of us are being ghosts or fruits. We make great progress and get the ghost bodies and eyes cut out. We have a really stressful few weeks coming up next month, so it was great to have a few moments to relax together.
5:12 PM: Jet out the door.
5:28 PM: Arrive home to my favorite kitty. Once again got stuck behind someone going 35 in the 45.
5:39 PM: Put my PJ's on (great benefit to working out in the morning!) and heat up dinner. Catch up on blogs while I eat.
6:08 PM: Do dishes, pack my lunch for tomorrow, and feed Faramir for tomorrow while listening to Freakonomics Radio. I've realized I avoid/hate these chores because I get bored. That podcast is really informative and engaging and makes the time fly by.
6:39 PM: Once my daily chores are done, I do some weekly cleaning. I keep Freakonomics Radio on and get the bathroom and kitchen clean, plus I sneak in dusting.
7:15 PM: Take my second shower of the day. It feels a little wasteful, but I think I would be far too gross at work if I only showered every two days.
7:35 PM: Draft up the majority of this post with ESPN on in the background. Ecstatic to see the Playoff Committee has put MSU at #8!
8:15 PM: Watch an episode of the Walking Dead. I started this show with all my extra time in the offseason, and I'm hooked. I despise the zombie craze (I just don't get it!), but TWD really focuses on the people and the survival, and it doesn't even use the z-word. A bonus is that it's not even too scary for me to watch alone.
|Anyone know where I get the first few episodes of Season Five online? I didn't DVR it!|
9:45 PM: I take a quick break to make a mug of tea. This is the only blend I could find at Meijer that was decaf and chamomile free.
10:15 PM: Brush my teeth and crawl into bed. I read a few pages of The Sports Gene, which Eager Feet Dad lent me. It's fascinating, and the writing is very engaging.
10:45 PM: Lights out. Faramir crawls up on my lap, and we're asleep in minutes.