Distance runners seem to be creatures of habit. I know that’s certainly the case for me. I like going to bed each night with a general plan for the next day. Here and there I have days where anything goes, but that’s not the norm.
Right now, my job is really busy so I work 6 days a week. On my day off, I am more relaxed about timing, but I need to get all my errands done on that day, work on the blog and spend a couple hours training. Days off are a break even if that seems like a lot.
As I come to a close in my marathon training, (less than 3 weeks out) I am pretty dialed in. I have one focus and my life sort of revolves around that. Training takes priority, then nutrition, then recovery and then my job and this blog. Here is a peak into a normal day for me right now:
6:15AM: Alarm goes off. I feed my cats, strap on my Garmin and head out the door. I usually run for about an hour and then do 30-45 minutes of easy stuff like mobility, core or weight lifting. This change day to day.
8:15AM: Grab coffee from CTB on my way home from the gym.
8:30AM: Make breakfast while playing with my cats, eat breakfast, do some social media for my blog, read my bloglovin feed and watch YouTube videos (current favorites are Plantriotic, Obese2Beast, Chelsea Lifts, drewlikesrice and Brian Turner)
9:45AM: clean up my breakfast/previous nights dishes and head back to the gym
10:00AM: work on my blog/read on the bike. This is not a workout, but a slow spin that gets out any soreness and increases my leg turnover
12:00PM: start work at CTB
3:00PM: Eat lunch, check Instagram (oh shoot I need to post that picture!)
3:30PM: back to work
8:04PM: finally clock out at work
8:15PM: make dinner, talk to my cats
8:25PM: eat dinner, read blogs, work on my blog, check Facebook/Twitter and respond to comments[eat a couple more spoonfuls of nut butter]
9:30PM: Get into bed, lie there for a bit and go to sleep.
This is probably my most frequent day when I have to work at that time. If I do a longer run in the morning, I don’t bike but try to do some type of mobility work at home on the mat. If I do a longer run, I also nap before work. Naps are key when working 6 days and training for this race.
I am linking up with WIAW this morning to show a day of eats.
Any other questions about my day?
What time do you work each day?