A Day In The Life

I’ve seen bloggers write and show photos about their daily routine so I figured I’d write one up (not that my days are super exciting lol).

I’ve been meaning to for a while and always forget to actually take photos throughout the day. So today I’m going to recap what I did yesterday…which is a pretty typical Tuesday or Thursday for me (cycle in the AM, run in the PM). Okay here we go:

6:45 AM - Begrudgingly roll out of bed to get ready to head to cycling class at Ride + Reflect. I am NOT a morning person and it is always a challenge waking up early. Yes, this is super early for me :) But I always feel awesome after the class and never regret it.

7:35 AM - Arrive at Ride + Reflect for a 7:45 am start time.

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7:45 – 8:30 AM - POWER Ride class. This is my favorite class that Ride + Reflect offers. It’s a power/watts based class and it kicks my butt every time. I wrote more about it here and how you can use power based cycling as cross-training and to build strength. Also, today in class I reached my goal of 20 miles!!! I’ve been working on hitting 20 miles since January (when I started). I started off cycling 15-16 miles in a 45 minutes class. Pretty pumped!


8:35 – 8:40 AM - Take the quickest shower ever because I have to get to work. Anyone have tips for this?? I just legit throw shampoo and conditioner on my hair at the same time, soap up, rinse and get out.

9:00 AM - Get to the community college I work at and do my makeup at my desk because I don’t have time to do it beforehand. I’m usually the first one in so I try to do it as quickly as possible so no one sees my makeup-less face lol :-P Is your makup bag a mess too or just me?


9:05 AM - Plan out my day in my planner (I am obsessed with planner stickers for the Erin Condren Life Planner). I don’t know why but having the stickers there and making it look all nice and pretty keeps me more organized. Dan and my sister make fun of me for it becuase he’s like, really? stickers? lol but I like the way they look.


 12:00 PM - Lunchtime.

1:00 PM - Leave work and go somewhere else to work on my own business stuff. Usually Starbucks. I can never get anything done in my own apartment. I also like going to the local library. Nice and quite AND free coffee!

3:00 PM - Drive over to my parents house to get ready to run with my mom. This particulary day we didn’t end up running because something came up. But usually by 4 PM we are out the door for our afternoon/evening run. Here’s a picture of the area and the park where we run (along with my XC team) sometimes. 


4:30 PM - Leave home to drive back to my apartment. I debated on running alone in my hometown and then driving back, but wanted to beat the traffic. Decide to go get a manicure first and then figure out if I will run or not.

5:15 PM - Manicure time! The place I go to has this polish that lasts 1 week (and it’s only $2 more). I love it. I used to get Shellac (which lasts 3 weeks) but it was always such a pain to get off. 


 6:30 PM - Decide to run after all. I really, REALLY didn’t want to because I was so tired…and told myself, “hey I already did spin this morning soooo….” But since I knew I wouldn’t be running today (Friday) or Saturday, I sucked it up and did 3 miles. I ended up feeling great and doing a really good fartlek workout of 2:20 min faster and 40 sec. recovery.

7:00 PM - Get Chipotle with Dan (and save half for lunch the next day) and some froyo. I have a lot of extra weightwatchers points this week and figured why not treat myself :) Eat it while we watch House on Netflix (which we have probably seen all the way through 3 times now).


 8:00-10:30 PM - Chillax

11:00 PM - Bed time.

That’s a pretty typical day for me. And today….TGIF! Dan and I will be heading down to Philly to the Sixers game tonight. Should be a fun time. And tomorrow = St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in a local town, so my sister and I will be doing some day drinking ;) So glad it will be a beautiful day because last year was rainy and cold.

What are your plans for the weekend?

What time do you normally eat dinner? We eat anywhere from 7-8 pm which Dan says is late but for me, any earlier and I will be hungry by 9 pm!


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  1. I’m OBSESSED with your planner!
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  2. Fun to take speak into you day! We also eat After 7. That cycle class sounds fun!
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  3. My hubby says I’m a ‘ninja showerer’ because I am in and out in 3 minutes, haha. I have the same shower strategy as you :) This weekend I’m going to be catching up on some blog work, doing a little reading, and I’ve got an on-air radio interview Sat morning (so exciting)!
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  4. 20 miles in spin?! I am totally impressed. I went to spin this morning but they don’t have the thingy’s that track that so I have no idea. I typically eat at 5:30 with my boys. They eat early because they go to bed by 7!

  5. Love the nail polish!
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  6. It’s cool to see how you spend a typical day! I can’t imagine cycling 20 miles in 45 minutes…great job! I usually eat dinner around 7 or so, maybe 8:30 at the latest on average.
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  7. I love to see what everyone does in their day! Busy, busy, busy!
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  8. Busy day! We eat at 5:45 because my husband is an early riser (he’s ready for work at 6:30am) and is starving by then. I always end up needing a snack before bed because I don’t go to bed until around midnight…
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  9. What a busy day! I love the polish color that you chose.

  10. 20 miles on the bike is awesome!! Such a busy, but fun day! That is so nice that you run with your Mom. Love froyo!
    I am racing a half marathon this weekend!!
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