Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Day


Happy Friday!  Today's topic on the DC Trifecta linkup is A Day In The Life.  Wow, you are going to be so impressed...NOT.  I picked a typical workday.  (Weekends are a little more exciting around my house, I promise.)

Is my breakfast
a Rorschach Test?

On running mornings, I get up around 5:30.  My typical weekday run is 4 to 5 miles in the 'hood.  I don't eat anything beforehand but may take a few sips of juice to put something in my very empty stomach.  My post run breakfast is usually low sugar peach oatmeal topped with blueberries and milk.  I don't drink my first cup of beloved coffee until I get to work.

I shovel these all day long!

My kids get themselves to school (Hooray) so I just have to get myself together.  Using the bathroom counter as a barre, I stretch while drying my too thick hair (because it takes so darn long!).   I work in a specialty line of financing that is quite stressful.  But, it's not exciting...your eyes can glaze over.  It's OK.  Mine do.


Throughout the day, I eat something every 2.5 to 3 hours to keep my blood sugar regulated.  If I take a lunch break, I run errands or will occasionally meet a friend for food or coffee.  This is super exciting stuff, eh?

This is part of my
HoGa routine.


I usually cook about 5 nights a week.  Everyone sits down together and catches up.  Some nights we'll eat at a nearby Mexican restaurant or I'll pick up Thai food on my way home (red curry chicken with broccoli is my favorite).  Once I get home, I do not like to go back out.  I'm home.  I'm done...at least mentally.


After cleaning the kitchen, I do the laundry.  I also read a few blogs and watch a little TV.   Before bed, I foam roll, stretch, and do a few exercises --- what I like to collectively call HoGa.   I'm in bed fairly early as 5:30 rolls around again quickly.





I think I have everyone beat on the Boring Scale.  
Tell me about your more exciting day!



Thanks to the lovely ladies with the DC Trifecta!







50 comments:

  1. I think it sounds pretty good - ha! This should also be an indication of how boring mine is, as well! :) It sounds like you do a great job of taking care of yourself, in the midst of what is likely a stressful job and having a family, so kudos to you. I need to start adding the foam roller into my nightly routine; I just haven't made it a habit, so I never think about doing it until a time when I really can't do it, you know? Weird. Oh, well; thanks for the reminder! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. The foam roller has really helped my IT band and hip. I'm addicted now.

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  2. Sounds busy. Haha love the Hoga name and that you do it nightly. I need to stretch more and foam roll.

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    1. I'm addicted to my HoGa. It really helps.

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  3. Kudos to you for getting up so early to run!

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    1. I've always been an early riser. I can't run in the afternoons. Kudos to those who do!

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  4. I don't think your average day sound boring--more like busy! I can definitely relate to trying to fit everything in a day. Last night I was at a class, and the icebreaker question was, "If you could have a super power, what would it be?" Most people chose things like "flying" or "mind-reading." I chose the ability to get by without any sleep!

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    1. Wouldn't that be awesome? We could get so much more accomplished!

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  5. Doesn't sound boring to me! Like you said I think most people think their day is boring. Yours sounds full and interesting. Especially hoga :)

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    1. It makes it even more interesting when my two dogs are all in my face during HoGa!

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  6. I must hand it to you....my day consists of only one 5:30 and it's definitely not the a.m. one! haha HoGa! Love it! You have just reminded me to stretch! Have yourself a wonderful Friday and double wonderful weekend!!

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    1. I'm a natural early riser. I don't set an alarm clock and am usually already awake by that time!

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  7. i'm not exciting at all! it's basically meetings and work throughout the day, even when i'm home! luckily, like you said, weekends tend to be a bit more entertaining. :) and hoga?! hahahah

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    1. In warm weather, we spend all of our time in the backyard. That's so much more fun!

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  8. I'm impressed that you get a run in with such a busy day. I love the reference to the Rorschach pattern in your cereal, good for an early morning laugh, and yes I did look at the photo more carefully! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Run first and everything else will follow. I tried my best to find a shape in those blueberries!

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  9. I get up early too, so I can enjoy the quiet of the house before everyone gets up, and I do yoga, blog etc. No coffee until I got to work would be so hard! plus the coffee at work is so nasty.

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    1. After running, I don't need it - I'm awake. I'm the first one at work so I get to make the coffee! It's pretty good.

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  10. Doesn't sound boring--just busy! It's always interesting to me who exercises first thing in the morning and who does it later. You know I'm with you on the early morning runs!

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    1. I couldn't run in the evenings if you paid me. I'm so "done" at the end of the day. Also, it would take me forever to wind down and get to sleep.

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  11. I think most jobs are unexciting. I went with a different topic because my work days are the same boring routine :-p

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    1. Yes. But I remind myself it pays the bills and allows me to run very cool races in very cool places!

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  12. ha! love this, the stretching while drying hair is pretty smart :) I can't run more than 4 miles before work, I have to be in at 7. God bless you for cooking every night...I can't bring myself to do that.

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    1. I just hate wasting all that time drying my hair! I have this fear that my very tall teen boys will not get the proper nutrition if I don't cook. Ha! I didn't say I enjoyed it...

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  13. Not boring at all! I don't have to worry about getting my daughter up, ready and delivered either, she's does all that on her own which leave only me to deal with, and I have a time with that somedays. ;) Even though we live within 30 minutes of "town" I still hate getting back out once I'm there. I love the Hoga routine too! Hope you have a great weekend! I may run a 5k in the morning but other than that enjoying what I hope to be a nice relaxing weekend.

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    1. It's so nice when the kids are old enough to do everything, including driving themselves around. Yea! I live in town and still don't like go to back out once I've come home. Good luck with the 5k.

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  14. You've got a busy day - I give you a lot of props for getting those early runs done!

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    1. If I get the running done first, it really helps me cope with the rest of the day. But, I admit I'm really dragging around some evenings.

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  15. Sounds pretty darn full to me! I long for the day my kids can get themselves up and out for schoo.

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    1. Well when they get to be teens, it add a new stress level... driving themselves around and being "free". EEK.

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  16. Your day sounds a lot like mine! I really don't think life needs to be EXCITING to be fulfilling. My life is rather routine very boring and I LOVE it!

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    1. I'm actually a creature of habit, so routine is great in my book!

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  17. not boring, structured and busy! but gosh I think I's lose it if I had to get up at 5:30 every day!

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    1. When I had to drive my kids to school...it was 4:40! I feel like I'm being absolutely lazy now.

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  18. Wow you get up early! I can just picture you stretching while doing your hair LOL. Have a great weekend

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    1. I had the need to fill what I considered wasted time. And, I need to stretch so .... OK. Ha.

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  19. I cannot face traffic without at least one cup of coffee! Then I reward myself for getting to work by stopping at Starbucks! I don't even like to stop for take-out on the way home. I will scrounge and scrape something together if I can.

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    1. I have a short commute and hit the coffeepot as soon as I arrive!

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  20. I'm with you...I think my day would look so boring! But I do get up really early like you. I get so much done!

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    1. I get quite a bit accomplished but, I admit, I feel exhausted some evenings.

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  21. I decided not to participate in Friday Five this week since my weeks look a lot like wake up, work, workout, make/eat dinner, stretch, catch up around the house and repeat! Ahhhh, the life...

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    1. Well, after reading the blogs...that looks like all the rest of us too! I guess routine and blah is better than drama and stress.

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  22. I don't know. My days are pretty dull, as well. Well, maybe dull isn't the right word. They aren't exciting but we have a good thing, so I'm grateful for that. :)

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    1. That's a nice way to put it...I too am very grateful for the normal, routine days!

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  23. Boring? Not really, sounds pretty typical to me. Most days I workout, go to work, come home, eat, put the kid to bed, maybe watch some TV or read and then do it all over again. :)

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    1. I think I take the "boring" part of it for granted. I wouldn't want a lot of stress and drama every day!

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  24. I love a simple daily schedule! We were going crazy when I was working three nights a week. I cut back to one, and we are so much happier. And I can't wait until my kids are old enough to be totally on their own in the mornings:)

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    1. I can't imagine working in the evenings. I'm such a morning person. Your kids will be taking care of themselves before you can blink. Time flies!

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  25. Good for you for practicing "Hoga" daily. Wish I could make myself more consistent on the yoga and rolling...

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    1. I'm pretty good with regular foam rolling. It keeps my IT band from hurting.

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