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WIAW: A Day in the Life


Good evening guys! How’s your day been? Mine has been completely exhausting, you’ll see why in a mo! Anyway, Happy WIAW!

I personally LOVE reading about what goes on in other blogger’s lives, so today I thought I’d give you a little look into my day!


6.45 am: Wake up. Get dressed and ready. Grab breakfast to eat on the train and GO!


CCK’s never-ending overnight oats in a raspberry preserves jar topped with crunchy PB. I couldn’t find a container OR an empty PB jar, so I used a mostly empty jam jar instead! Worked great!


8am: Arrive at the hospital where I am doing my work placement. Spent the morning doing rounds in the wards, and chatting for far too long to a runner who is having surgery for his compartment syndrome. Lend him the book Tara sent for a few hours whilst getting on with other things.


Come back to get the book, and then go again to get some tissues. This is one emotional book, especially for someone who can’t currently run! Bless him! Smile


12.30pm: Break for lunch! The cafeteria salad bar was my home.


Also downed some DELICIOUS sweet potato and parsnip soup! Also loved the staff discount there. Wished it was more than 5% though…! Smile with tongue out


5pm: Commute home. Eat pre-run snack:


Note to self: pack more snacks! I’m used to being able to have my afternoon/pre-run snackage at home and have as much as I want, but by the time I arrived home it was too late to eat more! Lesson learned Smile


6.15pm: Arrive home, and change quickly for running.


Sporting my new compression socks! Worn mainly for warmth (it was SO COLD this evening!) but I am still wearing them now and I have to say I think they are definitely helping with my recovery! My legs are feeling great! We’ll see tomorrow morning though I guess Winking smile


6.45-8.15 pm: Running time! Warm-up 1 mile, drills, workout, cooldown 2 miles and stretching. This was today’s workout, and it was a toughie!



8.30pm: Refuel at home with ice cream.DSCF1980

In defence of the hair, it was very windy outside.


8.45pm: Do a happy dance upon finding leftovers in the freezer. Eat dinner:DSCF2031

Leftover homemade vegan shepherd’s pie and broccoli Smile


9pm: Make dessert! Chelsey’s pumpkin protein muffin and (more!) ice cream:


So so good!! Especially when paired with ice cream…mmm…! Next time, I am adding choc chips though to make it EVEN BETTER!


9.30pm+ : Chill. Read blogs. Write blog post. Sleep at some point. Yup, still working on the getting more sleep thing! Smile with tongue out


An exhausting day, and I am ready to crash now, but I am LOVING it! Life is good! Open-mouthed smile


What time did you wake up this morning? 6.45am for me! Earlier than I normally would, unless I’ve got early morning spin.


Do you ever cry at books or films? Books no, films yes! Weirdly, I’ve never cried at a book, and I am moved by these so much more than films! Titanic gets me every time.


What time do you typically go to bed? At the moment, between 12.30am and 1am. My target for this week is 11.30pm though, so I’ve got some work to do haha!


Have an AMAZING day friends!!

50 Responses to WIAW: A Day in the Life

  1. ahhh what a crazy day! so impressive that you woke up at 6:45 and found the energy to run. superwoman status right there
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  2. You’re are definitely super busy! I woke up at 4:50am today as usual :D My classes start early, so I gotta have time to get ready and have breakfast. The book sounds really interesting. I hope the runner at the hospital will recover quickly from the surgery! :] Congrats on your run! It sounds super tough! I try to be in bed by 10:30-11:00pm because otherwise I know I’ll pay for it in the morning haha.
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  3. A crazy day for sure, but one to love! I get up between 5-5:30, but I really need to work on getting to bed earlier too. I have cried during books and movies. Books not as much as movies though. Great eats!

  4. was that pre run snack bar delicious?
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  5. whoa, full day indeed. You will sleep well tonight. I would love to read that book, emotional and all.

    oh and we are up at 4:45am every morning. i hear ya on the early!
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  6. That’ so cool that you’re working in a hospital. Are you thinking of going to medical school? I’m really interested in that book now! I don’t usually cry during books or movies; I try to hold it back because I’m embarrassed! I woke up at 6:45 as well this morning because I have 8 AM classes. It stinks because I strongly prefer morning work outs but don’t want get up at 5 to be able to do them. I go to bed any time between 12 AM and 5 AM, depending on how busy I am (terrible, I know!). Congrats on your run! That sounds really intense.
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  7. I was an early riser too this morning, just 45mins ahead of you!
    Breakfast on the go looks so delish :)
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  8. Yay for protein muffins!! I just ate one actually! :)

    I woke up at 4:15 this morning – um, yeah.. I’m exhausted.
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  9. I am such a cry baby!! I cry over books and films all the time. That book was such a tearjerker for me. I hope that guy found inspiration and hope from that book!
    I go to bed between 10:30 and 11 usually. I’m doing pretty well with sleep this year, though I have accidently slept past my 6 am alarm a few times. Promising myself that I get to eat kabocha squash for breakfast gets me up though :)
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  10. The vegan Shepherds pie sounds AMAZING!!!! It looks good to! So let me get this straight…you don’t have to go to school anymore!?!?! I would love a system like that!!!
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    • Haha no I do! In response to your last comment, I’m not 100% sure what I want to do yet, but I’m thinking a sports medicine doctor?

      Anyway, our school allows us two weeks off during the year to undertake work placements that we have to arrange ourselves. It’s not compulsory, but it’s SUCH great experience, and I’m loving it! :D

  11. Jam in a bowl seems like a great idea! That shepherds pie looks delicious to!!

    I wake up at 8 every morning, although it takes a while for me to actually get out of bed. I usually go to bed around 12 am or 1 am or 4 am….
    I think I have cried twice while reading books, one was Marley and Me and the other was My Sisters Keeper. I cried during My Sisters Keeper movie too, but it was a different scene then when I cried reading the book haha.
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  12. Dang, girl! Your day was insane! But, it looks like it was amazing nonetheless. I love having leftovers on busy days! Simple, quick, and delicious.
    I usually go to bed around 11:30-12:00ish and wake up between 6:00 and 7:00. It varies depending on what my schedule looks like, though, and if I’m working out in the morning or the evening.
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  13. Wow what a day- sounds so productive! I give you major props for your run- as much as I love it, my motivation to run dwindles as the day progresses, especially when I’ve had an early start! Next time you have ice cream, swirl in some peanut butter–> life changing!
    Khushboo recently posted..Weighing up my options

  14. I’m inspired by how much energy you must have! I usually get up at 6.30 or 7am (earlier if I’m going for a morning run) and aim to be in bed by 11pm but that doesn’t always happen! Your breakfast looks so good! x
    LilyLipstick recently posted..Running, Muchkins, L’Occitane and a Flea Market…

  15. The OIAJ looks so good. Shame we don’t have an empty jars or eat many things that come in jars. My jar of PB is the only one actually, Jam doesn’t happen in this house, not a huge amount of sweet things do other than jelly babies to cure hypos for the Type 1 diabetic in the house!

    For a hospital canteen that looked rather impressive! I’m guessing its not an NHS canteen, or if it is i want to chose that hospital if i ever need to go in!!

    I woke up at 6 yesterday & had to be at the driving centre for 8am, but yesterday was the last day of that.

    As for crying – yes, at everything!! I took a test yesterday & was so stressed i cried before it even started, i then passed that test & promptly started crying again!

    I have over active tearducts.

    Hope you slept well. xx

    • Yaaay for passing your test!! CONGRATS! :D I live with a Type 2 diabetic (my momma) so all our jam is sugar free! I think I would swap that for some jelly babies though ;)

      • Thank you, so glad i don’t need to do a retest, as its really put a strain on my left shoulder with the gear changes & position of the handbrake. Was ruining my Body Pump classes :(

        At least i know i won’t need to go out & buy any when i start doing long runs for Brighton next year!

  16. I didn’t get up til 7.30 today, but it is the holidays! :)
    I try to go to sleep by 11, but that does not always happen.
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  17. That’s one exhausting day, for sure.

    I was up at 5am this morning, but ‘up’ is a relative term meaning ‘being out of bed’ as opposed to waking, because sleep was not forthcoming yet again *grumble*.

    I cry at everything. I’m a complete blubberguts, although I have to say that films make me weep more than books. I think it’s due to the score – music moves me greatly, and when paired with even a slightly sad moment, I’m a goner. Case in point: Titanic. Hated the film, couldn’t wait to see Leo and hopefully Kate (sadly not) just shut the heck up and drown, but the minute the orchestra started playing as the ship went down? I was a mess. Same thing happened with Harry Potter and Snape’s death. Okay, now I need to go and find a tissue…

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  18. Good to know about those compression socks…

    Oh, and I’m an old lady. I hit the hay at 9 p.m.

  19. OMG that Shepherd’s Pie needs to get in mah belly!! I’ts like 7am here and I’m already thinking about dinner thanks to that hahaha. and of course….everything else you had today just kind of makes me drool. Especially those OIAJ – makes me wish we had some razz preserves in our house!

    LOVE those socks too, they look pretty fly! :-) I have not had the courage to wear my pink ones to the gym so I’ve been wearing them around my house lol – they do kinda work!
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  20. I’m going to have to try the never ending oats :) I’m usually in bed by 10 & up at 4. I like to run early in the morning. Before the rest of the world is up.

  21. Yay! I love reading about your day! And I really need to get some sleep in, too. I’ve been crashing at 4am for a week now ):

  22. Never thought of using the jam or jelly jar for overnight oats. I’m sure I have a few in the fridge that qualify…thanks for the idea! Happy WIAW!
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  23. I am going to have to try that Pumpkin Protein Muffin recipe. That looks so good!
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  24. Sounds like you had a jam-packed day! (sorry for the pun, I had to :) )
    I need to work on getting more sleep as well, I keep going to bed super late and then having to drag myself out of bed in the morning which I hate – I’m used to being an early riser.
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  25. I woke up at 5:18AM today – yeah,I know that’s a weird time,but somehow,I always set my alarm for 5:x8 :P
    I’m an early bird,used to get up very early & go to bed rather early,too: Usually at around 10PM or something! ;)

    Oh,and I ALWAYS cry when movies or books are touching! I’m such a cry baby… Terrible.
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  26. I’m up at 4:15 every day to work out, so by 8 or 9pm I’m wiped out and totally done for the day.
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  27. Love the jam jar idea. Sounds yummy. :)
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  28. My alarm went off at 7! But I didn’t actually get out of bed until like 7:15 ;) haha I hit the snooze button TOO often.

    I need to try that protein muffin!

  29. Pumpkin protein muffin? Sounds delish!
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  30. I really need to go to work earlier! I tend to go to work 12-1am, but really am trying to make it nearer to 11pm!
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  31. Sounds like a great workout and I love that you refueled with ice cream! :-)
    I woke up at 7am this morning and I go to bed at a very similar time to you (I really should go to bed earlier!)
    Oh gosh, I cry at pretty much any sad book OR film, I’m a sap :-P
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  32. YUM! the OIAJ looks so yummy!!!!!! :D bits of jam here and there…
    I’ve cried once reading Ps. I Love You but that was it! Mostly movies!!! especially the Notebook :’(
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  33. I love your blog! Oats in a jam jar is amazing, right! Especially pb & j oats!

    Was moodily up at 8:30 this morning…I really need to get to bed earlier to avoid the bad temper I think! :-) No way you would find me sounding so sprite at 6:45!

    I’m not a bigger crier tbh. I try not read to much into it! Mark Greene dying on ER had (and still does) me big time! :-(

  34. I go to sleep at 11 and wake up at 7 nearly every day…having a strict(ish) sleep routine for me is crucial!

    I’m definitely a crier at both books and movies…I’m just an emotional person I guess haha
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  35. Woah, that is a really busy day! Did you ever establish why you were working in the hospital?
    Katie @Nutrition In A Peanut Shell recently posted..WIAW with no food in the house

    • It’s for a work placement, because I’m thinking of going into sports medicine or something similar. It’s only till the end of this week, and then I’m at a sports medicine clinic for a week early next year :)

  36. I get up at 5:05 every morning and go to bed between 10 and 11. :) Your workout looks really hard! Good job girl! Loving the nike workout shirt.
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  37. I wake up at 545 and go to bed.. Too late. Blog reading keeps me up!
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  38. You fitted in so much in to your day. Loving your eats.
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  39. Thats so cool that your working at a hospital right now! And thats so nice of you to lend that guy the book Tara gave you! :)
    I always wake up at 6am and eat breakfast at 7. :)
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  40. This is so much fun! <3 You have a busy schedule, girl, but you balance it all so well! :-) And that vegan shepherds pie looks too yummy. Plus ice cream? Ummm…yummy! :-P
    I usually wake up at 7am, but I am starting a new job next week, so I am going to start setting my alarm for 6am so I can workout before work….I love early mornings, though! <3 Love your WIAW! xyx
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  41. I love to read about other bloggers days too! i dont know why… Its just fun :P
    Your day is so packed! Good for you that you are an energy bunny ;)
    When Im opening the gym (3-5days a week), I have to get up at 4.45. Sometimes its pain, but usually I think its good :) On other days I get up around 6. And when I sleep in, I can sleep to 9 or 10 :)
    Bad thing is that Im terrible at getting to bed at night. Usually I fall asleep after midnight, and thats not good! Im working on it!
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  42. [...] then spent far too long on there…the addiction has begun haha! I also loved your comments on my last post! I can’t BELIEVE how early most of you get up! You guys are my [...]

  43. I’m soooo jealous of all you early risers :( I would love to me a morning person. I guess I will have to train my body and go to sleep earlier and wake up earlier, because I’m definitely more productive in the morning!! I will get there someday, I’m determined!! haha

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