As you may recall, one of my three tips for getting healthy in the new year was to get organized and some strategies around doing so. It’s thanks to these tips that I’m able to keep my manic schedule in tact and keep my head above water. However, it’s only Wednesday and I’m starting to feel like I’m drowning a bit. “How so?” you ask. Well, I thought I’d give you a glimpse at the day in a life of a working gal/runner/fiancé/puppy mommy/commuter/life-lovin’ gal.
4:15 a.m.: Alarm #1 goes off. I alway inevitably hit snooze.
4:25-4:30 a.m.: I’m up, I’m up.
4:30 – 4:45 a.m.: Groggily (yes, that’s a word) do the puppy duties and prepare for the morning run.
4:45 – 4:55 a.m.: Drive to gym
5 – 6 a.m.: Get my gym sesh on
6 – 6:10 a.m.: Haul my booty back to the apartment (if I’m not getting ready at the gym)
6:10 – 7 a.m.: Get as ready as I can. This usually involved minimal make-up and a banana. I’ll mow the rest of my breakfast at work.
7 – 7:15 a.m.: Drive to BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit – the train I take everyday to get to work in San Francisco), which usually involves some interesting characters.
7:27 – 8:15 a.m.: BART and blog…at least I’m productive!
8:30 a.m.: Finally arrive at the office to start the “work” part of my day
8:30 – 6 p.m.: Work, work, work. I work in digital PR and I love what I do everyday! Who wouldn’t love creating social media strategies for some of the most amazing companies?!? My team is fantastically brilliant, but we work out butts off at a pace that never fails to baffle me. The day usually involves shoveling lunch in at my desk and minimal physical activity. This is something that I really would like to work on. Any advice on how to do so?
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: BART home. This is usually the time when I am reading other blogs and sending love your direction.
7:15 – 7:30 p.m.: Drive home. But hey…at least there isn’t any traffic!
7:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Chat it up with the Chicken Face and Lola, and usually eat a quick dinner of some sort. This area is also one of my 2011 resolutions. I need to start preparing foods in advance so we aren’t eating the same five things for dinner every week. What are your favorite quick and easy recipes?
8 – 10 p.m.: This is where my time varies. Most of the time I’m so exhausted I flop on the couch to watch TV and work some more. But my type-A personality is always nagging at me to clean the apartment, learn how to use my new camera, continue the wedding planning and so on. But a social life? It’s a sad but true story…there’s usually not much time for it on the weekdays. How do you make time for a social life during the busy work week?
10 p.m.: Hit the sack. Yes, I go to sleep at 10 p.m. Any later and it’s almost a guarantee that I won’t make it up in time for the gym. Call me 80, but I like it.
I try to vary this routine with events in the city, but commuting late at night always scares me a bit (like I said, there’s some characters on BART, especially late at night). I’m curious though, is your weekday life pretty routine? If not, how do you ensure that it’s lively and exciting?
P.S. Thank you SO much for all of your nice words about my engagment story…you all seriously made my day!
P.S.S. You can still enter the giveaway for chance to win a SF Marathon hoodie and race discount. The winner will be announced Friday!
Day 29: 7 miles
Day 30: Overslept! 0 miles thus far today