Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Glimpse Into My Long Days

Tuesdays and Thursdays are the longest days of the week. By the time I get into bed, I've been going for about 16 hours. The benefit of this is that I'm never, ever bored. I thought it would be fun to go through these long days so that I can look back and remember how amazingly nuts I was. But also, to hopefully motivate at least one person. Because if I can do it, anyone can.

Before my day even begins, it takes some prep the night before. I chop my veggies for my school snack, pack my clothes and towel, and lay out my workout clothes so I don't have to dig around in my drawers way too early in the morning. Then I try to be asleep by 9, but most nights that doesn't happen.

4:32am- My alarm goes off. Okay, I usually wake up about 29 minutes before my alarm goes off because my body is extremely efficient at waking me up. Except I refuse to get out of bed so I lay there pretending that I'm sleeping.

4:35-4:45am- It takes me 10 minutes to get dressed, make my protein smoothie that I put in the freezer so it's nice and creamy by the time I get back, and get out the door.

5:00am- I'm at the gym and on the treadmill. Most days I am the first one in the room. It's amazing how fast the place fills up even though it's way too early o'clock.

5:27am- I'm off the treadmill after 25 minutes of running and in the weight room. I actually love this part of my morning. I'm am typically the only girl lifting, so I spend a lot of time with my gym bros. Okay, so I avoid eye contact and listen to my music.

6:07am- I'm in the shower, getting dressed, doing my hair. I take approximately 5 minutes to shower and get dressed. It takes me another 2 minutes to do my hair. I am so girly.

6:20am- I'm on the road driving home again. Some days I get lucky and hit every green light. Some days I hit every red light. Lately, it's been dark on my drive. I feel so calm during this time.

7:00am- After putting on my eye make up and having my first cup of coffee of the day, I sit down to eat my smoothie and catch up on blogs. This is one of my favorite parts of every day. And yes, I eat straight out of the blender. Always.

7:37am- I'm back in my car. Do you see a pattern? I basically live in my car these days. Yes. This is the mess that is my car.

7:45-7:50- Stuck in traffic. They've been doing roadwork on the bridge I have to drive over to get to work for what feels like 12 years. I always get stuck waiting in the long line of traffic. At least the view is nice.

8:00am-2:00pm- Work/student teaching. Those 6 hours zoom by. Today we had a children's book author come and talk to us. She was great. I'm so focused on doing work that sometimes I'm actually surprised that it's 2.

2:00pm-2:10pm- I am back in my car frantically driving to school. Finding parking is just as hard as finding Where's Waldo, so I spend a good amount of time driving around searching for a spot.

2:30pm-6:45pm- Class. Sitting for four hours hurts, but I love what I am learning. I also love the hilarious people that I sit with every day. We are old ladies and have decided to have a knit night where we sit and knit and eat delicious food. I cannot wait.

6:50pm-7:10pm- In my car once again, driving home. Finally. It takes 20 minutes on a good day. If I hit all the green lights. Now it's dark when I am going home, so I leave in the dark and return in the dark.

7:15pm-8:00pm- I frantically eat dinner. I am starving when I get home and all I want to do is eat. So I shovel in food and read more blogs. 

8:00pm- I'm in bed. I usually watch one or two episodes of a feel-good show and am out like a light by 9. 

My Tuesdays and Thursdays are so long, but so rewarding. I know that this will all be worth it in the long run.


  1. lol @ "motivational quote" as your alarm title.

    Long days make for GREAT sleep. My long days are coming up soon...Volleyball starts next week!

  2. Loved this post! You made me laugh!
    I remember those glorious long days....they rocked! I would get up run, go sub, and go to class! YAY :)
    But it will be worth it in the end! Keep rockin' it girlfriend!
    PS~ I wish it only took me 25 minutes to run 3+ miles! A goal for me to work on! Thanks for inspiring me!