It’s been a while since I did a Day in the Life post, so let’s toss one in the mix, shall we? Here’s what I was up to yesterday. 🙂
5:52 a.m. – Alarm goes off (the extra 2 minutes makes the difference, I swear). Get up, change into running clothes.
6:05 a.m. – Eat a snack (a waffle with a smear of almond butter + about 4 oz of water mixed with Vega Pre-Workout Energizer – love that stuff).
6:20 a.m. – Out the door!
6:30 – 7:45 a.m. – Track workout! I do about a half mile warm up jog and some stretches/strides before we officially kick off around 6:40.
The coaches had us do 1200’s (3 laps around the track, or 3/4 mile) with 2 minutes rest in between each. I do 5 of them and then do a cool down jog.
7:55 a.m. – Arrive back home. Use my foam roller for a bit and stretch out, then hop in the shower. Eat a banana and an almond butter Perfect Bar (these are super hearty/more satisfying than other smaller bars so a decent breakfast on the go) while getting ready because I don’t have time to make anything complicated.
8:45 a.m. – Out the door!
9 – 9:40 a.m. – AnneTheRD nutrition counseling client session in person at a coffee shop nearby. I enjoy a large whole milk iced latte during the session – delicious. Also – love that it was nice enough to have our session outside!
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Walk to the metro, commute into the city, walk to my co-shared office.
10:20 – 10:55 a.m. – Check in on emails and finish up/publish my blog post for the day (“how to make chicken more interesting”).
11 – 11:30 a.m. – Hop into a call room for an AnneTheRD nutrition client call.
11:35 – 11:55 a.m. – Early lunch! Hungry so I decide to dig in a little earlier than usual. I don’t have time to make it outside before my noon call and I don’t like eating lunch in front of my computer (a real break is important!), so I eat in our office’s kitchen while relaxing. On the menu: a smorgasbord of leftover chicken, veggies, black beans, and sweet potatoes that I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Yum! Plus a couple carrots (in the corner of the pic).
12 – 12:30 p.m. – Snag a conference room and hop on a group call for the Cabot Fit Team! One of this year’s team members, Brianne, unfortunately broke her foot a couple days ago, and Cabot asked me if I’d like to join the trip last minute to take her place. I’m sad about the reason I’m getting this opportunity (I hope you heal up quickly, Brianne!), but honored that Cabot thought of me and looking forward to joining the group! It looks like Matt is going to have to work a lot this weekend anyway so after some debate I figured – why not?! So, I’ll be heading to Vermont this weekend to run the Middlebury Maple Run half marathon with the Cabot Fit Team!
The race is supposed to be hilly but really scenic. My track coaches were surprisingly into the idea since my training base is still solid from my spring races – so long as I promised to take it easy on pace and treat it as a casual long training run vs. a race. Deal. 🙂 I’m going to take a lot of pictures, enjoy the views, and try to stay positive on all the hills! Will any of you guys be out there?! The rest of the team is doing Friday morning to Monday morning but I have a lot of work stuff going on so Cabot was fine with me doing Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Should be a fun quick trip!
12:30 – 1:55 p.m. – Back to my computer! Reply to emails and blog comments, send out client follow up emails from my two morning sessions, and start this blog post. Snack on some hummus and crackers and an orange while I work because I’m still hungry and it’s important to honor your hunger, even if you have just eaten lunch and you think you should be full. 🙂 #intuitiveeating
2 – 2:30 p.m. – Meeting at a coffee shop across the street – networking with the founders of a new D.C. area food/nutrition start up that were interested in working with a dietitian. I have too much on my plate right now/don’t think I’d be quite the right fit, so I refer them to a friend. 🙂
2:30 – 3 p.m. – Walking break with some iced green tea from the coffee shop! Today has been so busy it feels nice to take a breather and do a bit of walking meditation while enjoying the sights around Dupont Circle. Love walking around in these neighborhoods – so much to see!
3 – 6 p.m. – Back at the office and hunkered down! Tackle email inbox. Do some business accounting. Work on our Joyful Eating, Nourished Life program (editing our welcome packet draft, drafting introductory emails, working on the website payment page (launching next week!), etc.). Update AnnetheRD website with some new testimonials. Check in on and reply to blog comments.
Also take a couple breaks to chat with coshared office buddies that walk by to say hi, and snack on some almonds and dried tart cherries around 4:30. 🙂
6 – 6:45 p.m. – Walk to metro, take metro, walk home. Even though it takes awhile I enjoy this time – nice to decompress and reset after work. It would probably be faster to just drive downtown but I’d rather take longer and be able to walk/be calm! I listen to the Psychology of Eating podcast while I’m commuting – love that one.
7 p.m. – Dinner time! I’m on my own tonight because Matt is at a work event, so I decide to enjoy my dinner with a side of Netflix. 😉 I’m only two episodes away from finishing out the whole series of One Tree Hill – soooo good! It’s taken me ages to watch my way through it all – worth it. Also, please note the lovely decorative foam rollers next to the TV. 😉 #runner
On the menu: leftovers! We had dinner at my aunt and uncle’s on Monday night and my aunt sent me home with a delicious piece of leftover baked salmon. I serve it atop some 90 second brown rice with a side of fresh green beans (the microwave steam in a bag kind – no shame) and some feta – because feta makes everything more awesome. (In case you’re wondering, the feta is a bit pink because it was leftover from the beet salad I brought with us Monday night! I ate the remaining beets before putting the feta in the bowl, heh.) So good. Topped with some lemon juice and pepper!
8:15 p.m. – Yay, Matt is home! Turn TV off – One Tree Hill will have to wait for another day! 🙂
8:30 – 9:10 p.m. – It’s a beautiful, warm evening so Matt and I decide to take a little stroll to catch up on our days. Love walking at night – so peaceful.
9:10 p.m. – Quick shower! Feeling gross from walking around in the heat all day.
9:20 p.m. – Play with Zara – gotta wear her out before bedtime or she’ll be crazy all night! Her new favorite toy is a piece of yellow string – so random but she LOVES it.
9:40 p.m. – Settle in on the couch with Matt to watch Game of Thrones! I missed it on Sunday because I fell asleep while reading my book at 9:45 – oops. (We have to wait to watch it until 10 EST when the show is over because we have no cable – we use HBO Go.) Matt had already watched it but was down to watch it again with me. So good!
I’m hungry again (we usually don’t eat dinner until 8:30, so 7 felt early especially with the walk) so I snack on a bowl of fresh strawberries, granola, and plain whole milk Greek yogurt while we watch. Matt steals some. 🙂
10:45 p.m. – Face plant into bed and fall asleep immediately! So tired. Thankfully I know that Wednesday is a rest day from exercise so I’ll be able to sleep in until 7 a.m. – gotta get my 8 hours! 🙂 Goodnight!
What does your day in the life look like? Mine changes quite a bit based on how many client meetings/calls I have, and whether I’m at home or downtown (I generally work from home 2 days a week and downtown 3 days), but it’s usually a big variety of stuff and no day is ever exactly the same which I really like!
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