Really, I think my day is about as mundane as it gets. But it’s a mundane that makes me happy and that’s what matters. And since Jill and Angela have put together a big link up today called “A day in the life,” I thought I’d join in. So here’s a pretty typical picture of a day around these parts:
- The alarm rings at 5 a.m. as it does most days of the week and I hop out of bed. First up: I take the puppy out of her crate and get her outside. Back in for some core work and then off to meet my friends for a run at 5:45.
- The run: Today we did hill repeats in the form of 8x (30 seconds very hard effort/recover down; 60 seconds hard effort/recover down), plus warm-up and cooldown. Back home at 7:30 and I head to the basement for about a half hour of strength work.
- By 8:00 I am sending Mr. Zippy on his way and walking both dog and daughter to school (my son has already left for middle school).
- Back home at 8:30 for a quick breakfast, email and social media checking.
- By 9:00, I’m off to Trader Joe’s. Home again and once again, walking the dog.
- A quick shower and then it’s time to work. I finish off an article that is due next week by mid-afternoon. Check in on a few blogs, write this post, and then it’s time for my son to arrive back home. We chat for a while before he starts in on his homework. Seeing his smiling face every day after school and having a few moments alone with him are always a bright spot on the day.
- At 3:10, it’s back to walking the dog up to get my daughter from school.
- While she does her homework, I do some meal prep, and follow up on some work/emails, etc.
- My son feeds and then walks the dog while I start herding my daughter in the direction of soccer practice.
- By 5:15, let the carpooling begin! We have to get my daughter to/from soccer and my son to/from swimming. I am thankful to have neighbors with shared sports and teams so that we can share the load.
- Back home around 6:00 to finish up the cooking. I’d like to say we all sit down and eat together, but many nights, that’s not our reality as the kids are often on different shifts with sports/activities. Oh yes, another round of walking the dog.
- Spend some time with both kids when they get home and while they eat their meals, then start the bedtime routine, both for them and me. After a final dog walking, it’s into bed around 9:00 (sometimes I’m even awake enough to do some reading!).
So let’s see–what’s the central theme to my day right now? Puppy training! I’ll be glad when that stage is behind us. Thanks Angela and Jill for a fun link up!