I had no picture to go with this post so right as I started writing it I took a picture with my two goofy pets
Alarm goes off at 5:05. Roll out of bed and I’m actually feeling pretty good due to my 9pm bedtime the night before. Put on a pot of coffee and get to work on a freelance article. Finish first draft of said freelance article and change for the gym. Say goodbye to Eric and drive to the gym. Do my favourite weekly TRX class. I am the only person so get a private class! It was hard and I was dripping sweat. I run 1 mile on the treadmill afterwards. Shower and get ready for work at the gym. Go into work and answer a few emails before spending 45 minutes having coffee and scones with my coworkers for my bosses birthday. Back to work for a couple of hours – more emails and phone calls and some social media updates.
Go on our local midday show to promote a fundraising event we’re having this weekend. After the show I go to my grandma’s for lunch (I try to have lunch with my grandparents at least once a week). Have a great visit with them and then pop into the library to pick up two new books. Back to work for the afternoon. Lots more emails and phone calls. Pest control comes in to set up a bunch of mouse traps for our mouse problem. I finally get a handle on my email and start doing some data entry I’d been putting off. Stay an hour late to finish data entry, which is so much easier to get done in a quiet and empty office!
Arrive home from work and get changed. Take Chloe for a 40-minute walk while listening to the Slate Serial Spoiler podcasts (catching up on episode 9 today!) Eat some veggies and dip with baked chicken for dinner while catching up on blogs. Start writing this post. Do the dishes. Toast an english muffin to eat with peanut butter & honey. Read my book for about 30 minutes. Get ready for bed. Lights out by 9:45!
You know the drill – give me a few sentences to describe your Thursday!
I don’t even have any pictures for this week in the life post but here we go…
Wake up at 7am after a blissful sleep-in. After getting up to workout the last two mornings it feels good to sleep in. Do the dishes, make some oatmeal and get ready for work. Freak out a little when we realize Eric’s truck keys are nowhere to be found. Call my mom to come give me a ride to work so Eric can take my car. Get to work and make breakfast to eat at my desk. Start going through my emails and return a few emails / make a few phone calls update giant master spreadsheet for upcoming event. Realize I didn’t have any coffee yet and have a a headache around 10:30am. Go buy a coffee.
Attend a kick-off lunch event and do a 45ish minute presentation. Lots of questions and engagement. Immediately rush to lead a two hour tour following the event. After the tour it’s back to the office. I’m super tired today. More emails and phone calls and a couple of impromptu meetings with coworkers and volunteers who drop in. My coworker sees a mouse. Me and two other coworkers proceed to start screeching and freaking out. End up trapping the mouse in confined space and call pest control. Eric picks me up from work.
We accidentally dropped Eric’s keys at the movie theatre the night before! Thank god they found them. Ripped up there and picked them up. Came home, changed and did day #3 of the Holiday Shred. So intense. The cardio bursts are crazy and my arms are shaking at the end and I’ve burned 360 calories in 37 minutes. Make a green smoothie. Answer a couple of emails. Take Chloe for a 10-minute walk. My mom picks me up for yoga. We go to yoga – a super relaxing hatha to restorative class which starts with a few stronger poses like the warrior series and ends with laying around on bolsters. I am so sleepy after yoga. Mom drops me off, I write this blog post. Consider doing the dishes or working on a freelance article but decide an early morning will be much more productive than a late night especially when I’m so sleepy so I go to bed at 9:00pm.
Give me a sentence for your morning, afternoon and evening yesterday!
So Kelly did this series last week where she did a day in the life every day in “blurb” format and it’s called “Week in the Life”. I love reading and writing Day in the Life posts but don’t always love the time that goes into writing them (and reading them for that matter) so I’m going to try this blurb thing out. I might not do every day this week but I will try to do a few!
An awesome and sweaty workout to start off my day – day #1 of the 2014 Holiday Shred. Wearing my awesome new jacket ($7 at the thrift store. Thanks Grandma!) to work and getting lots of compliments on it. Getting to work early and opening the office. Monday morning staff meeting. Emails, emails and more emails and phone calls planning for our huge event that is in 10 days.
Heading to the gym with my coworker for my second workout of the day, a HIIT class, so many squats. My butt is killing me. Scarfing down leftover enchiladas and salad at my desk post-gym. More emails and phone calls and planning. Leaving work 30 minutes early to get the oil changed in my car.
Putting chicken in the oven for dinner. Unstacking and re stacking the dishwasher. Taking Chloe on a 25 minute walk while listening to my Jillian Michaels podcast (in the photo above she is thinking “COME ON MOM, I’ve been waiting all day for my walk!!). Veggies & dip with salad and chicken for dinner while catching up on blogs (thought I’d take a messy half eaten dinner picture instead of a pretty plated one. Reality). A phone call catching up with my dad. Writing this blog post. Folding laundry. Watching an episode of Scandal (just one episode behind now) and catching up on last week’s Walking Dead. Brushing my teeth and washing my face. Reading for 10 minutes. Lights out.
Describe yesterday’s “day in the life” in three sentences?