I don’t know about you, but I really like reading day in the life posts. I read blogs for a multitude of reasons: to be informed, to be entertained…but also to get a glimpse into someone else’s life.
Like most of you probably, every day looks a little different, but here’s a snapshot into what a day looks like for me sometimes.
5:40: Alarm goes off. I mutter every curse in the world under my breath under my covers and finally get moving a few minutes later. Chug some Vega pre-workout to wake up. You know I usually (literally, as my coworkers have pointed out) sip the Kool-Aid and drink our DailyBurn stuff, but I was still feeling congested last night and not hungry so I just had a protein shake for dinner and wanted some extra calories this morning. Get ready in the dark as not to wake Bailey.
6:13: Leave for gym. I take special note of this because I’m curious how long it takes door-to-treadmill even though my gym is super close. I am a reluctant morning person so I want to make this time as short as possible to maximize every possible second of sleep.
6:20: Feet on treadmill.
6:20-6:30: Warm up. This would usually be at a 6.0, but I’m still getting back to normal, so I trotted along at 5.5.
6:30-6:53: Gallop along at 6.6mph, which Jess has determined to be my temporary 70% effort.
6:53-6:55: Take it up to 7.0, then 7.2.
6:55-7:05: Hallelujah, it’s cooldown time! I listened to an awesome playlist from Lacey Stone the entire time and it makes things go by quickly.
7:15-8:00: Get ready. I could pretend I’m low-maintenance here…but that’d be a lie. I knew I had Junior League tonight so I wanted to spend a little extra time getting ready.
8:00-8:15: Walk Bails, have eggs microwaving while walking. Yes, microwaving. Ashley taught me this trick a few years ago, and I use it on weekday mornings sometimes. Throw eggs + brown rice + truffle oil in a Tupperware and skeddadle.
8:20: HALLELUJAH IT’S COFFEE TIME. Praise the eight-pound six-ounce baby Jesus for Dunkin Donuts.
8:30 – 9:30: Therapy. Yesss! We talked today about my progress on some of the things we’re working on, and agreed how important mindfulness and staying in the moment are for me. Anxiety is created living in the future or the past. Thankfully, I don’t dwell too much on the past, but I worry a lot about the future.
9:30: Walk to work. Am happy for my entire life in a several-block radius.
9:30 – 11: Check in on all of our social media channels, finish scheduling out the day’s posts, pin the crap out of things.
11-11:30: Meet with our Success Story manager to discuss progress on several initiatives to share with the world the awesome things people are accomplishing with DB.
11:30-12:30: Mas work.
12:30-12:45: Lunch al desko.
12:45-1:30: More work.
1:30: Meeting to discuss how to improve performance on a regular feature I write at work.
1:30-3:30: Attempt to reach the end of the Internet to find links for a link roundup post.
3:30-3:45: Go home to walk Bailey, realize I’m thinking about my to-do list. Listen to some Gabrielle Bernstein meditations. Even if I’m not quite meditating, her voice is soothing in my earbuds.
3:45: Get back to work, make detailed to-do list with timeline for the rest of the day. I want to leave around 6, so I need to really block out time to get everything done I need to before I leave.
3:45-5:00: Finish link roundup post.
5:00-6:00: Finish the rest of the non-negotiables on to-do list that I’ve told myself I must get done today; catch up on the non-immediate emails I hadn’t yet gotten to.
6:00: Finish some PhotoShop work, send files to myself, schedule a few more posts for the evening.
6:30-7:00: Take train uptown to Junior League, write notes to self on train for meeting with boss tomorrow. Laugh that I actually thought I’d leave by 6.
7:00 – 8:30: Co-lead meeting with our new provisionals (new members). Breathe a sigh of relief when it’s over.
8:30-9:15: Relax with a glass of wine.
9:15-9:45: Subway home.
9:45: Walk puppernutter.
10:00: Make some chicken over brown rice and sit down to blog. Note: on a day when I get home after 9 or so, I don’t typically blog any more, but I had a little extra energy…until I straight up crashed.
Y tu? What does a day in your life look like?