A Day in the Life

The first week of living like a pro was actually rough. I don’t do “slow” or “rest” well and I struggled to feel like I should be doing something instead of resting on the couch or napping. Now that I’m getting into the routine and my workouts are getting more intense, I’m welcoming the rest and flexible schedule. I’m still not someone who can nap but I’m getting better at laying down on the couch for an hour in the middle of the day. I’m also surprised at how fast the days go by. November is going to be here quickly. Here’s how Tuesday (workout day) and Wednesday (recovery day) went for me this week:

TUESDAY

7:30 Wake Up. Walk and feed the dogs. Bagel with sunbutter, half a cup of iced coffee and water. Answer coaching emails while I eat and digest.

8:30 Out the door for my workout. 3 mile warmup to the track then 16 by 400 at interval pace.

10:00 UVM gym for lifting. Squats, deadlifts, walking lunges and calf raises.

10:45 Home. Make a Monkey Shake and chug down while the dogs romp in the backyard.

11:00 to 1:00 Research Time. I’m doing a reading month on obstetrics after disaster, an awesome mashup of my past career and my present.

1:00 to 2:00 Netflix/partial nap on the couch.

2:00 Errands before practice

3:00 to 5:00 Drills, 4 miles with the team and beach abs after. Pear and poptart on the drive home.

5:30 Huge bowl of pasta with beef and all the garden veggies that were ready.

6:00 to 8:00 More research time.

8:00 to 9:00 Couch/Netflix.

9:00 Hospital Loop walk with the dogs.

9:30 Strict bedtime. This is the hardest part of the day because it still feels so early to me.

WEDNESDAY

7:30 Wake up. Hour hike in Centennial Woods with the dogs. Legs tired but okay.

8:30 Huge egg scramble and coffee for breakfast. Convince self to move from the couch with a Herculean effort.

9:30 to 1:30 Research time.

1:30 to 2:30 Couch nap/Netflix.

2:30 to 6:00 Out to MMU to coach. Drills + 7 miles + striders with the team. Definitely feeling more wiped out than I was in the morning. Legs pretty universally dead.

6:00 to 8:00 Coaching emails then research time.

8:00 to 9:45 Visit with Katherine! Way late on my bedtime but worth it as Kath gave me one of her amazing pep talks about how I will run 1:15 because that’s “just how I work.”

There you have it! A snapshot into the glamorous life of full time training, at least for me.

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