A Day in the Life

Hey guys! Happy Friday. I thought it would be fun to mix it up and do a Day in the Life post this week. Here’s what I was up to on Tuesday! :)

5:55 a.m. – Alarm goes off. Get up, get dressed, have some toast with nut butter and a little Vega pre-workout energizer.

6:25 a.m. – Depart for the track.

6:35 –7:40 a.m. – Track workout! Our coaches have us doing 800’s (2 laps around the track) – I actually kind of like 800’s because they are short and the mental breaks help. Despite the heat, I’m feeling pretty good! Not doing a long run over the weekend and taking a rest day Sunday probably helped a lot. We do eight 800’s at a higher threshold pace (I was doing about 7:15 to 7:30 minute/mile pace) with 30 seconds to 1 minute rest in between. I also do a warm up jog beforehand and cool down jog after, so I probably made it up to about 5+ miles total including that stuff (not shown on watch). Great workout!


Before heading out, my track buddy Diane and I channel the Olympics with some silly photos. ;) Ha! Photo finish!


8 a.m. – Arrive back home. Foam roll (this basic cheap foam roller is my fave), shower, put on makeup, etc.

8:30 a.m. – Make and eat breakfast. A savory waffle (cool new recent discovery I found at Mom’s Organic Market – they are a local DC company and their “Swapples” waffles are made from yuca!) + fried eggs + a little avocado, tomato, and microwave-wilted spinach. SO good and filling! Plus a shot of espresso with a splash of whole milk. :)

healthy breakfast waffles savory

9 – 9:15 a.m. – Finish getting ready (I’m wearing a new dress that came in my recent StitchFix box – yay!), pack lunch (leftovers) and snacks for the day, head out the door to walk to the metro. No time for hair drying + humid weather = hair in a braid. :) Also, nerdy laptop backpack FTW. One shoulder bags are so much cuter but they kill my back!


9:15 – 10 a.m. – Commute! Walk to metro, take metro, walk to co-working space. I love reading the free Express newspaper that the Washington Post puts out for metro – Tuesdays are my favorite because they always do a fitness feature! This week’s was a fun “Office Olympics” article about workouts you can do at your desk inspired by the Olympics!

office olympics express

10 – 11 a.m. – Get settled at office. Publish pre-written blog post for the day (my Healthy Summer Salad Recipes round up) and share around on social media. Check in on emails.

11 – 11:30 a.m.AnneTheRD nutrition client call.

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Send follow up email to client. Tackle email inbox again.

12:15 p.m. – Lunch time! I packed up some leftover salmon, salad, and brussels sprouts from dinner at my friend Sokphal’s the night before, and added some quinoa, extra greens, more feta, avocado, and some raspberries to bulk it up a bit. Plus some extra homemade red wine vinaigrette (hemp oil + red wine vinegar + dijon mustard + lemon juice). Delicious combo!

It’s too hot to eat outside so I eat in the kitchen at my co-working space while watching the Olympics – women’s soccer is on. (I took this photo of my lunch at home when I was packing it so I didn’t have to get a photo at lunch with others around!)

leftover salmon salad packed lunch

12:45 – 1 p.m. – Quick walk around the block to get a little fresh air and buy some iced green tea. I need a pick me up after that early wake up – and something cold and icy sounds good.

1 – 2 p.m. – Back to work! I’m working on some Joyful Eating, Nourished Life related stuff because the next 6 week session of the intuitive and mindful eating virtual group program is starting on October 10! We wrapped up our inaugural June/July program a few weeks ago and are incorporating our first participant’s feedback now to make the program even better. We’re so excited to help a new group of you learn to honor your hunger and fullness, enjoy the foods you love, and treat your bodies with kindness. Check out the website, which I updated earlier this week, for some testimonials from our June program participants. :)

Also – if you’re interested in potentially joining us for the October session, click here to sign up for our email list – we’ll be offering a special one week only discount to our email subscribers! We’ll send out the discount info on August 29 so make sure you’re on the list by then.


joyfuleating sidebar graphic_thumb

2 – 2:30 p.m.AnneTheRD nutrition client call.

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Send client follow up email. Finish tackling the rest of my email inbox. Start this blog post. Do some business accounting. Take a quick break around 3:30 for a snack – a banana and a leftover homemade peanut butter protein ball (recipe at the end of my “Why You Need to Take a Lunch Break” post). (Again, I took this photo at home, not at the office.)

healthy portable afternoon snack

4:30 – 5 p.m.AnneTheRD nutrition client call.

5 – 6:15 p.m. – Back to the computer! Send client follow up email. Start writing this blog post and Thursday’s blog post. Check in on the emails one last time. Snack on a few almonds while working.

6:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Close up the computer and walk to dinner nearby! Meeting my friend Karen for dinner at Glen’s Garden Market just north of Dupont Circle. Love that place.

6:30 – 7:45 p.m. – Dinner! I get their 4 salad plate special (only $10 – such a good deal) – my picks are slaw, chicken salad, beets, and kale salad. Yummy combo! Plus a local Capital Kombucha – ginger, my fave. I save some of the chicken salad for later – it was pretty filling!

glens garden market dupont dinner

7:45 – 8:45 p.m. – Walk with Karen from Dupont to Cleveland Park, where she lives. I was planning to take an Uber home anyway so I figure I might as well just take it from a little farther north! Plus, Karen and I both love walking – and we always have such good conversations I didn’t want our evening to end! So good to catch up with her. It was still really steamy and hot out, but this view made up for it. :) Love this area of the city!

walking from dupont to woodley park dc sunset

8:45 – 9 p.m. – Hop in an Uber and ride home!

9 – 9:15 p.m. – Quick shower – my back is soaked with sweat after walking in the hot weather with a backpack on! 

9:15 – 10 p.m. – Relax and hang out with Matt! We watch some of John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” show – he’s hilarious.

10 – 11 p.m. – Matt has to leave for soccer (he plays on a couple local men’s leagues, and they always play late at night – I don’t know how he does it! Although he doesn’t know how I do morning workouts, so I guess we’re even…); I’m super tired and normally would just go to bed, but I don’t want to miss the Olympics! Women’s gymnastics is on – the final floor routine. So annoying how they drag it out with 400 commercials every second, but I still stay up so I can see all of it, and Zara keeps me company. :) I do a little bit more stretching/foam rolling while I watch, and end up having a piece of paleo banana bread I made earlier in the week because I get hungry again!

paleo banana bread

11 p.m. – Face plant into bed. Luckily I don’t have a morning workout planned on Wednesday so I know I can sleep in a bit. :) Goodnight!

What does your typical day in the life look life lately?

Want more? Previous Day in the Life posts:


  1. 1

    I love these posts by other bloggers!! I so want to write one but sometimes worry it’ll be super boring for my readers. ;) My fiance, Matt and I love watching John Oliver too! We don’t pay for cable, so unfortunately, we’re catching clips on his YouTube channel right now. He is hilarious. Thanks for sharing your, “day in the life” with us!

    • 2

      You should do one! I love reading day in the life posts – so interesting. :) We don’t have cable, either – we were watching an old John Oliver episode, I think via YouTube on Matt’s phone (we have ChromeCast so we can watch stuff on our phones on the TV).

  2. 4

    I love the olympics too, but I agree about the millions of commercials! And these late nights staying up to watch everything is killing me, so I’m glad it’s almost over LOL!!

  3. 5

    Here is my day:
    5:45am-6:30am: Wakeup, shower, get dressed, pack workout clothes, breakfast and snacks/lunch for the day.
    6:30-7:30: Drive to co-worker’s house.
    7:30-7:45: Drive us both to work.
    7:45-8am: Eat breakfast at work.
    8:00am-8:30: Meet with boss.
    9:00am-12:00: Run experiments.
    12:00-12:30: LUNCH
    1:00-4:30- Finish up experiments, order lab supplies take care of the cells that I am growing.
    4:30-6:00pm- talk to the bf on the way to Pure barre
    6:15-7:15 pm- Pure Barre
    7:15-7:30pm- Drive to hot yoga studio and eat all the snacks that I packed with me
    8:00-9:30pm- Take a hot yoga class with my boyfriend
    9:45pm- a small dinner.

  4. 7

    I have a Mom’s near me too–i LOVE it there! Are those savory waffles gluten free? They look delicious either way! Sounds like a busy day! I dont know how you stayed up so late–im an old lady by 10pm!

  5. 9

    My day in the life post would be way too blah! LOL. Wake up, go to work, go to workout class, home, bed.

  6. 10

    Love to start the day with a run! it puts me in a good mood for the day! :)

  7. 12

    Ooh the banana bread looks good! Ye I like to be in bed by ten, asleep by 11 or I’m a demon the next day!

  8. 13

    Ha, I’m in MoCo, MD, and our tennis matches are typically 9 – 11pm, so I can relate to Matt! I think it’s hard for leagues to get access to facilities earlier in the evening. And then I also get up at 6am for strength training, or I won’t do it. Not always the easiest combination!

  9. 15

    I don’t know if it’s possible for you to access the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) coverage of the Olympics online, but it’s really good. I’ve heard other Americans say that they’ve been disappointed with NBC. It’s worth a try at least!

    • 16

      I’ve liked the NBC coverage of track and field stuff – I enjoy the features they do on some of the top athletes from other countries – but the gymnastics was super annoying because of all the ads drawing it out! I’ll look into CBC – thanks!

  10. 17

    Hi Anne! Where is the track, if you don’t mind my asking? I also live in DC, and am looking for a track near Cleveland Park, but haven’t found anything so far. Also, are there any local running coaches you can recommend? I’m trying to work my way up to a half marathon (currently I run no more than 4 miles).

  11. 20

    Love John Oliver. He really is hilarious. Thanks for sharing your day.

  12. 21

    Echo everyone– love these kinds of posts!! Here’s a little snapshot of my average day:

    5:45 – 6:00 wake up, get dressed, grab gym bag & food bag (packed from night before)
    6:00 – 6:30 get to hospital
    6:30 – 7:30 pre-round on patients while eating packed breakfast (i’m a pharmacy resident working at a large cancer hospital!)
    7:30 – 10:30 medical rounds
    10:30 – 12 work stuff/snack on things (i’m always starving again by 10)
    12/12:30 – 1:00 lunch break outside with coworkers if i have time, otherwise stuff food in my face for 20 minutes ;)
    1:00 – 4:00/4:30 work/meetings
    4:30 – 5:00 leave work and head to gym
    5:00 – 6:30 work out (today i did weights + short run)
    6:30 – 8:30 dinner or happy hour with friends
    8:30 – 10:00 hang out at home, which (unfortunately) usually involves reading medical articles/working on projects or presentations & cleaning/packing up for the next day
    10:00 goal bed time ;)

    super exciting day in the life of a healthcare resident hahaha… i’m lucky if i get an hour of chill time on my couch at the end of the day ;) but i get in enough happy hours so i can’t complain too much ;)

  13. 23

    Love that you can watch the Olympics at your coworking space! Quick question as I’m debating joining a coworking space – do you just go there a few times to work and for phone calls with clients? Are you able to meet with clients there, too?

    • 24

      I could meet clients there (we have some conference room time built into our plans) but I don’t – I just prefer meeting in-person clients at a coffee shop in Virginia near where I live – they seem to prefer it too! More casual and fun drinks. :) I do calls there some as you saw from this day (they have call rooms), but the main thing I use it for is writing/blog stuff – heads down days. It really helps me to focus when I get out of the house! I also just really like it because I don’t like being home all day every day by myself – I get pretty bummed out. Nice to have somewhere to go! I probably go 3 days per week and stay home 2 which is a nice mix.

  14. 26
    Roadrunner says

    A productive, varied, and full day! I am impressed!

  15. 27

    i dont know how matt does it, either! i understand working out late, like 9-10pm, but any later than that and i’m like HUH. how do you go to bed! haha

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.