Hi friends! I haven’t done a Day in the Life post in awhile, and I always love reading them on other blogs, so I thought I’d throw one into the mix today. Here’s what I was up to yesterday!
6 a.m. – Wake up, drag self out of bed (after checking my phone and praying my track workout was cancelled due to ice… no luck), pound a piece of Ezekiel toast with nut butter and jam on my way out the door to the track. Check out these icy benches! Brrrr.
6:30 – 7:30 a.m. – Track workout! On the schedule was 800’s at a medium threshold pace, with a minute jog in between. It took me a little while to warm up, but I did 5 of them, starting at around 2 minutes/lap, and ending around 1:45 minutes/lap. The coach told me to work on not slowing down on the second lap (or the second half) of a workout – I kept doing the first lap faster. Good tip! They also told me to go faster after the first round – they could tell I was phoning it in. ;) Having coaches = amazing. If I’d been alone I probably would have either a) not gone, or b) phoned it in big time on pace.
7:40 – 7:50 a.m. – Foam roll/stretch and drink some Organic Fuel that Organic Valley sent me to sample as part of a sponsored campaign I’m doing with them. (The first part was my trip to one of their farms in November!) Matt and I LOVE this stuff – it’s delish and packed with protein, all from organic milk, not powders. Lactose-free, too (because of the lactase enzyme that is added). Matt’s been having it as breakfast and I’ve been having it post-workout on days when I’m ravenous when I get home and need something before a real breakfast. Yesterday, I drank about half of it and saved the rest for another day, since I knew breakfast wasn’t too far away. This stuff also makes an epic coffee creamer alternative, FYI. :) It comes in chocolate as well as vanilla.
7:50 – 8:30 a.m. – Shower, get dressed, do hair/makeup. Sidenote – a lot of you on Instagram have asked how I do my hair, and the secret is this: the greatest curling iron on earth. You’re welcome. Tip: leave about an inch of the end of your hair out of the curling iron to give your hair that beachy/wavy look vs. ringlets.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Make breakfast, eat breakfast while working (bad, I know) at home – responding to emails, reviewing client materials for 10 a.m. meeting, etc. On the menu: my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal with an egg whisked in before cooking. I added in frozen wild blueberries at the end of cooking, and topped with walnuts for healthy fat/crunch.
9:30 – 9:55 a.m. – Walk to coffee shop for Initial Assessment meeting with a new nutrition counseling AnneTheRD client.
10 – 11 a.m. – Client meeting, plus a small whole milk latte from the coffee shop. (I didn’t make coffee at home – saved it for this!)
11 – 11:30 a.m. – Metro downtown to UberOffices, swing by business bank to deposit some checks on my way in. Snack on some dry roasted almonds packed from home on my walk to the Metro.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – At UberOffices – write and publish yesterday’s blog post, respond to emails.
12:30 – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch! I meet friends at Protein Bar, one of my fave spots, and have their Southwest Salad, but with tofu instead of chicken to mix it up since I know we’re having leftover Healthier Cashew Chicken for dinner. It was tofu, quinoa, black beans, cheddar, avocado, fresh salsa, and Cholula sauce over salad. YUM! I make it through about 2/3 and feel satisfied (it was massive and very hearty), so I save the rest for an afternoon snack.
1:25 – 3:30 p.m. – Back at the office. Work, with a side of hot green tea to warm me up again! Respond to emails and blog comments, send a follow up to my morning nutrition counseling client, start working on this blog post, do some business accounting, etc. etc.
3:30 p.m. – Snack time! I take a short break down in the kitchen to eat an orange I brought from home. Juicy! Hand washing necessary. Then, I get back to work while I eat the rest of my lunch salad.
I wrote a guest post recently in honor of National Heart Month for the Wild Blueberry blog that was published yesterday, so I spend some time sharing it around on social media. Check it out for why Wild Blueberries are so good for your heart – and for the recipe for these beautiful heart healthy Valentine’s Day themed scones. :)
3:56 p.m. – Documenting this because it’s insane and hasn’t happened for like a year – my email inbox is at zero. OMG! Don’t worry, it only lasted a few seconds. ;)
4 – 6 p.m. – More work! I close my email/social media/all other tabs to focus on writing a “what oils to use when” blog post. Stay tuned – I’ve been meaning to write this for ages! Around 5:30, I had another snack while writing – Mr. Popular half-popped corn kernels from Nourish Snacks (so good).
6 – 6:15 p.m. – Review client materials for evening meeting, then pack up.
6:15 – 6:45 p.m. – Metro back to Virginia, walk to coffee shop.
6:45 – 7:45 p.m. – Initial assessment nutrition counseling session at my usual coffee shop with a new AnneTheRD client. I buy an herbal (caffeine free) tea to enjoy during the session (and so they aren’t annoyed I’m using their space for a meeting).
7:45 – 8:05 p.m. – Walk home. Brrr!
8:05 – 9 p.m. – Matt gets home right when I do, yay! Immediately change into sweatpants/sweatshirt and the greatest slippers of all time (if I am home, these are on my feet). Then, we make and eat dinner together! We enjoy some leftover Healthier Cashew Chicken as planned, but get creative and mix it up a little by adding some frozen broccoli to the mix, some garlic chili sauce, and, randomly, two eggs. Matt figured it would be kind of like fried rice. It was good – you couldn’t taste the egg at all!
Delish! Loved his presentation with the decorative Sriracha on the sides of the plate. ;)
9 – 10 p.m. – Relax with Matt, watch TV. I finished watching Dexter earlier this week – SUCH a good series, with the exception of the final episode, which I thought was super lame. So now I’m on to a new show! I decided to start watching Lost, since I know so many people love it. The first episode was really good!
10 – 10:30 p.m. – Read in bed. I’m reading an awesome book right now called The Girl on the Train. If you liked Gone Girl (so epic), you’ll like this one a lot, too. It’s similar in that can’t put it down, totally obsessed, need to see what happens next type quality that really good books have. I love reading in bed before calling it a night – it’s so calming, and helps me to fall asleep!
10:30 p.m. – Lights out!
What were you guys up to yesterday? What’s your typical day like? Today will be totally different from yesterday! I don’t have any client meetings today, but I do have two virtual meetings (a Skype Q&A interview with Jason and an affiliate of our Nutrition For Runners Program this afternoon, and a meeting this evening over Google Hangout with my fellow Run Happy Ambassadors and our friends at Brooks). This morning, I slept in a bit (glorious) since it’s a rest day for me, and now I’m working from home because I need to do some recipe development. I really love that every day is different!