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. 🙂
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!
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!)
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.
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.)
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!
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!
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!
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?
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