I donâ€™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 entertainedâ€¦but also to get a glimpse into someone elseâ€™s life.
Like most of you probably, every day looks a little different, but hereâ€™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 Iâ€™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 Iâ€™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, itâ€™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 Iâ€™m low-maintenance hereâ€¦but thatâ€™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 ITâ€™S COFFEE TIME. Praise the eight-pound six-ounce baby Jesus for Dunkin Donuts.
8:30 â€“ 9:30: Therapy. Yesss! We talked today about my progress on some of the things weâ€™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 donâ€™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 â€“ 11: Check in on all of our social media channels, finish scheduling out the dayâ€™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 Iâ€™m thinking about my to-do list. Listen to some Gabrielle Bernstein meditations. Even if Iâ€™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 Iâ€™ve told myself I must get done today; catch up on the non-immediate emails I hadnâ€™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 Iâ€™d leave by 6.
7:00 â€“ 8:30: Co-lead meeting with our new provisionals (new members). Breathe a sigh of relief when itâ€™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 donâ€™t typically blog any more, but I had a little extra energyâ€¦until I straight up crashed.
Y tu? What does a day in your life look like?