Happy Friday! And we can one-up that with an even better, Happy Three Day Weekend! Let’s please, however, acknowledge that Memorial Day is about much more than BBQs and an extra day off from work. It’s about honoring and remembering those who have lost their lives serving our country. To kick off Memorial Day weekend, I listened to the StoryCorps podcast on my way to work and it featured some beautiful stories from veterans. Also, last week I completed The Murph Challenge, which many CrossFit gyms will host this Monday on Memorial Day in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy.
Anywho, I’m here today with a “day in the life” post, since I haven’t done one since January 2015 and things are a tad different now. If you’re not interested in a hourly breakdown of my life, feel free to come back next week but if you’d like an insider look at how I spent a random Wednesday, let’s do it!
5:23 AM: Wake up (I always set my alarm to weird times like 6:41 or 5:58, don’t judge me).
5:25-5:45 AM: Eat mug full of Life cereal (#preworkout), drink water, get dressed and drive to the gym.
6:00-7:00AM: CrossFit. We did push presses, then the WOD was 4 Rounds for Time: 200m run, 5 Renegade Rows and 10 abmat sit-ups and I finished in 8:03. Since it was an all girls 6AM class, we snapped a pic! #girlpower
7:10-7:50 AM: Send my CrossFit friend Ashley a Snap (snap me! KimHobanRD) to say thanks for my new tank (pictured above), shower, get ready for work, make my smoothie (spinach, Naked Oats & Whey, banana, mango, chia seeds and almond milk) and head out the door.
7:50-8:30 AM: Drive to work, listening to my latest audible purchase, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too). I’m only a few chapters in and have already cried and laughed a ton. I highly recommend!
8:35-9:10 AM: Make a mug of tea, fill up my Klean Kanteen and settle in at work, reading and responding to e-mails.
9:15 AM-12:00 PM: Work, work, work, work. Most of the morning was spent working in our nutrition analysis software to analyze new recipes from our chefs. Fun stuff! Somewhere in there I decided to sample the new Breakfast bars KIND recently sent me. I had the PB one and it was pretty sweet and more like a cookie!
12:00-12:20 PM: Went for a walk outside in the sunshine(!!!) while listening to the latest WodCast Podcast episode with Lauren Fisher (#girlcrush). So thankful to have some good walking trails near my office.
12:25 PM: Stopped at DD to get a jumbo unsweetened iced tea.
12:30 PM: Got back to the office and warmed up my lunch of tossed together leftovers. Ate lunch at my desk (aka things I advise others NOT to do). My mixture of lentils, barley, peppers, onions and spinach might not be pretty, but it works!
12:45 PM: Back to work: editing newsletter copy, monitoring progress in our company-wide allergy awareness training and scheduling social media posts.
2:30 PM: Chocolate break! I brought these babies back from The Ganachery in Disney Springs to share with coworkers, but that matcha green tea one was calling my name today!
4:30 PM: Late afternoon snack of Fage Greek yogurt with a handful of blackberries. Forgot to take a picture, oops!
5:15 PM: Gather everything I need for a health fair tomorrow, pack up my car and leave work.
6:15-7:15 PM: Therapy sesh. I’ve been regularly seeing my therapist for about a year now and it has been crucial to my overall wellbeing. I honestly think everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist…you don’t need to have a diagnosis of depression or anything like that. Sometimes it’s good to just talk. Life can be hard, friends. Make your mental health a priority too! 😉
8:00 PM: Arrive home. Yes, I drive out of my way to my therapist who is almost 45 min from home. #worthit
8:15 PM: Enjoy dinner with boyfriend: Buffalo tempeh, roasted cauliflower and potatoes. Again, unpictured. I guess the wheels sort of fell off toward the end of the day! 😉
8:30-9:15 PM: Draft this blog post, then lay out my gym and work clothes for the morning. I switched back to morning workouts this week and everything must be prepped the night before in order for me to fit it in!
9:30 PM: Get in bed and fall fast asleep!
That’s all…Happy weekend, friends! Any big plans for MDW? Podcast or book recommendations for me?