I’m still here and alive! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been super busy with the new job. I love what I’m doing and pretty much have the best boss in the world. I’m working long days (9-10 hours) with a 3 hour commute so I don’t have much time to blog. I’m not going to stop blogging, but I’m not going to put pressure on myself. If I have the time and feel inspired than I will blog, but I don’t want to force it.
One question I’ve been getting a lot lately is how I squeeze marathon training into my busy schedule. Well… it hasn’t been easy. The first week was rather stressful, but I’m getting the hang of it. My days are crazy and crammed packed, so I rely on my morning routine to keep me sane. I know early morning workouts aren’t for everyone, but I have the most energy in the morning and I would much rather come home and decompress after work than go for a run.
I find it interesting to hear about other people’s schedules and to see how they fit everything in so I thought I’d give you a glimpse of a day in the life of a working gal with a long commute who’s training for a marathon.
4:00 – Alarm goes off, get out of bed, check email, check training plan, drink water, eat packet of instant oatmeal
4:40 – Head out the door to run (Monday & Wednesday’s are usually speed work, Tuesday & Thursday’s are usually easy runs)
6:00 – Walk and feed Max
6:15 – Shower, get dressed, blow-dry hair, put on make-up
6:55 – Toast bagel, grab lunch
7:05 – Drive to the train
7:45 – Arrive at train, pay for parking
8:00 – Get on the train, post workout on dailymile, tweet, text,
8:43 – Arrive at work, eat bagel, work, eat snack, work, eat lunch, work, eat snack, and work some more…I drink so much water that I go to the bathroom almost every 30 minutes. My co-workers probably think there is something wrong with me
6:00 – Get on the train, check email, tweet, text…. thankful I ran in the morning so I don’t have to run once I get home
6:50 – Get off the train, make the painful long walk to my car. My feet are usually killing me from running & wearing heels to work
7:30 – Arrive home, woohoo!
7:45 – Pack lunch, make dinner
8:00 – Eat dinner, tweet, read blogs, organize my thoughts, lay out my running clothes for the next day
8:30 – Foam roll while watching TV, get excited for my run in the morning
9:30 – Get ready for bed, pack everything I’ll need for the next day
10:30 – In bed.
What time do you wake up in the morning? How do you squeeze everything in?