I have not done a Day in the Life post in ages! My last one was over a year ago. I always mean to do these posts but then forget to take pictures or don’t get around to it or a million other excuses. Anyways, I thought it would be fun to do one again so here is my day in the life from yesterday — Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
5 am – Eric’s alarm goes off. We both go back to sleep.
5:45 am – My alarm goes off. I try to rally and get myself out of bed but I’m so tired and it’s so dark and blah blah blah so back to sleep I go.
6:15 am – After dozing on and off for the past 30 minutes I finally drag my butt out of bed and get dressed to go for a run.
6:30 am – Leave for a 3-mile road run with Chloe. This is the first time I’ve ran less than 4 miles in a long, long time and it was an awesome run! I was listening to music, Chloe was behaving really well and it was a route I’ve ran many many times in the past. I totally zoned out and just really enjoyed moving and breathing in the misty, cool morning air. Lovely way to start my day.
7:00 am – Back from run and do a quick strength workout that included:
- 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 circuit of air squats, pushups and situps
- 5 rounds of 10 kettleball swings with a 26-lb kettleball and 30 second breaks in between rounds
7:20 am – Make a smoothie for breakfast: 1% milk, banana, frozen blueberries, two dates, spinach and peanut butter. Ate with a slice of banana bread while standing at the kitchen table looking at Twitter and reading blogs on my phone. Saw this amazing meal on Jen’s blog and started daydreaming about dinner…
7:40 am – Shower, hair, makeup and get dressed. Put on one of my favourite outfits (pictured below) as I have a big day of tours ahead.
8:20 am – Leave the house with Eric, stop and get coffee at McDonalds and then drop Eric at school.
8:40 am – Run into the office for a few moments to grab some stuff before my first tour of the day!
9:00 am – Arrive at meeting place for first donor tour! Spend the next two hours talking as we tour a few of our non-profit partners to show our donors where their money goes. Feel really hopped up on the awesome energy and excitement of this tour group! They asked lots of really good, insightful questions and I feel like they took a lot away from the tour.
11:00 am – Tour ends. I zip across the street for a coffee and then go to gas up my nearly empty car. I’m so out of it after being “on” and talking for so long that I get distracted and drive to a gas station that is way out of the way!
11:20 am – Arrive at office. Say hi-bye to two coworkers as I arrive and they run out (we are all so crazy busy and in and out these days). So I have the office to myself for three hours. Feel so productive and blast through my inbox and to-do list. See also; eat a cupcake and forget to take a picture of it somewhere in there.
2:20 pm – Time for tour number 2 of the day! Leave office and power walk a few blocks to the meeting place. Back “on” for the next two hours but loving it. Organizing and leading these tours become a big part of my job this time of year and I absolutely love it. If you ever have the opportunity to tour non-profit organizations in your community I highly recommend it!
4:20 pm – Tour #2 is done a bit early. Pop back into the office to do some stuff and end up chatting and recapping the day with my boss for 30 minutes. Leave office 40 minutes later and discover I have a parking ticket. Boo!
5:00 pm – Go to visit my grandparents (Grandpa is here for the winter and Grandma is visiting for a few weeks! It’s so so great to have them nearby.) Drop off some clothes that Grandma is going to mend and end up chit chatting with them for an hour.
6:00 pm – Stop at liquor store for red wine and grocery store for ingredients to make the dinner linked above!
6:30 pm – Finally arrive home after a long day with an intense urge to cook! Pour myself a glass of red and get cracking. But first I took a couple photos of my outfit since I forgot to earlier in the day! This is one of my favourite outfits to wear when I have a big day of presentations or tours.
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm – Drink red wine, do dishes and cook dinner! This was exactly what I needed after my day. I just needed some time to be “off” and be methodical with chopping and cooking and following a recipe. I made this pork tenderloin recipe from Jen’s blog and also had roasted brussel sprouts + asparagus + mushrooms with mashed sweet potatoes (omg, so good!)
Even though I’ve been eating meat again for a couple of months I have not done a whole lot of cooking it myself but after seeing that recipe on Jen’s blog I was craving it so much so went for it. It definitely wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and if you eat pork I highly recommend that recipe. It was spicy and super yummy!
8:00 pm – Eat dinner! Yum! It tasted extra delicious after working so hard on it.
8:15 pm – Park myself on the couch with a little bit more wine and some amazing dark chocolate with sea salt and watch two episodes of Breaking Bad. Now that we are into season three it is getting A LOT better. My Grandma was so funny the other day and told us that “now it really gets interesting” when I said we were just finishing season 2. She has watched all the seasons apparently!
9:00 pm – continue watching Breaking Bad while writing this blog post. Also go to the kitchen and clean up from dinner and do the dishes.
10:00 pm – Crawl into bed to read. I’m currently reading The Rosie Project and really, really like it. If you’re a fan of the Big Bang Theory you will probably enjoy it. The narrator reminds me of Sheldon!
10:20 pm – lights out and bed time!
What did your day look like yesterday?