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A Day In The Life

 

When I hit the “publish” button yesterday, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it sure wasn’t the lovely comments, tweets, facebook and email messages that I received! You’re all wonderful, and I can’t thank you guys enough for your support! It’s good to be back:)

 

As I mentioned in my last post, my daily routine now is VERY different to what it was a couple of months back. So I thought it’d be fun to show you what an average Monday looks like for me now…

 

5am: My alarm goes off and I drag myself out of bed, still half asleep. Brain function is minimal, and yawn count is approximately 20x a minute. I literally throw on some clothes, make coffee, and then I’m out the door without having so much as touched a hairbrush. They’re overrated anyway.

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6am: On my way to the gym, armed with my first coffee of the day. Brain function remains minimal, the yawning never ends, and my eyes are closed 99% of the time.

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Too. Early. To. Function. Also too early to take non-blurry photos apparently

 

7-8:30am: The caffeine thankfully has kicked in by the time I arrive at the gym. It takes about 75 minutes to get to the gym from my place early in the morning, partly because of the less frequent Underground service, partly because of my zombie-like walking, and mostly just because my gym is so far away from where I live. My old gym was only about a ten minute walk away from home, but this gym is super close to my work, and that’s much more convenient. Plus it has a jacuzzi in the locker room, which totally isn’t the reason why I’m late for work so often… ;)

 

Anyways, so this morning I had my FIRST SPEEDWORK RUN in months!! I was so excited for it, so I wore my fave crop top in honour of the occasion. It’s the little things.

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Excuse the chest shot, but don’t tell me this isn’t the best crop top you’ve EVER SEEN

 

The workout was a tempo run: 10 min warmup, 30 min @ tempo pace (avg 6.55min/mile), 10 min cooldown, followed by foam rolling, stretching and general strength exercises. It was a tough run, but it felt SO good to feel that burn again!! I left the gym with jelly-legs and the biggest grin on my face:)

 

8:30am: Commence Operation Get Ready For Work, which includes Operation Get Crazy Run ‘Fro Under Control and Operation Return Tomato Face To Normal Colour. This takes a lot of stuff…thank goodness my gym bag is the size of a small house and can accommodate the ridiculous amount of things I keep in there. This is just the very tip of the iceberg my friends…

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9am: Showered and dressed, time to leave for work!

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Of course there’s always time to make the mandatory stop off at Starbucks for coffee #2. I seriously love the people that work here, and I spend far too much so much time chatting away to them! Plus the free drinks my barista BFFs throw my way doesn’t hurt either ;)

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9:30-6:30pm: Work time! During my lunch break I hopped back over to Starbucks to down coffee #3 and do some blogging. Have I mentioned how ridiculous my coffee addiction has become? Soy cappuccinos are my kryptonite. 

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6:30-8:30pm: Sweaty Betty stores do free community exercise classes, so I stayed for the vinyasa flow yoga class this evening. It was an amazing class. The teacher was great and the energy of the class was incredible! Even though it was late by the time I’d finished tidying and locking up, I was so glad I’d stayed :)

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9:45pm: Finally home! I inhaled my dinner of leftover vegan paella then camped on the couch to watch New Girl and finish this post. And now I’m about to sleep for approximately 10000 hours. Night y’all!

 

What was the highlight of your day? Right now it’s my first successful speedwork run since May…but the deep coma/sleep I’m about to fall into will probably be a close second;)

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16 Responses to A Day In The Life

  1. Wow, that sounds like a busy day. I’ll have to check out the sweaty betty free classes, sounds like a good idea!
    Lauren (@PoweredbyPB) recently posted..I Love Running

  2. I’m very much happy to see you here again. I’m glad you have been enjoying life with your new job and it really made so happy to see you pop up on my reader!
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  3. Ahh so jealous of you working in Sweaty Betty. We don’t even have one near by us… I think the closest one to us is London or Oxford (I live in Southampton). Rubbish.
    My god, that’s a long commute as well! Kudos, girl.
    Anna @AnnaTheApple recently posted..Cake and 17 miles

    • Tell me about it! I am so lucky to have it, even if half my salary goes right back to them because I’m too obsessed with their stuff :P Yeah it’s long, but it’s actually quite nice! It gives me time to catch up on nap, emails and Homeland #priorities ;)

  4. I am so glad you are back to blogging; I missed reading your posts!! It sounds like you have quite the busy day–busy, but fun as well. I love vinyasa flow yoga, and try to take classes at least 3 or 4 times a week. It is great cross-training for my ballet classes, and has definitely helped build my upper body strength. Since my mom is a yoga instructor, she can give me tips and advice in regards to the different poses. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Thanks Kendra!! Yeah pretty busy, but I love it:) Vinyasa flow yoga is amazing right?! My upper body strength sucks, but it’s really helping to build it up for me too thank god! That’s amazing that your mum is a yoga instructor! I’m jealous!

  5. Busy bee-that’s how my days often are too. But it makes them go faster…most of the time. So nice to have you back :)

    I try to limit my Starbucks to once a week but with the cold weather on the return I think it’ll pop up much more frequently than that.

    • Thanks Karla!! :) Definitely busy, but in a nice way, so yeah it sure makes the day fly by! I seriously admire your restraint with Starbucks…I think I’ll blame the cold weather for my overly frequent trips too ;)

  6. Highlight of my day was Body Combat. Need it so much right not especially after this afternoon’s lecture – i’d learn more from a text book!

    REally struggling to fit gym classes around my new uni life though – any tips for adapting exercise to new routines? Its about to descend into more chaos soon when i start placement & shift work!

    • BodyCombat IS pretty darn awesome:) I’m planning on doing a post on it this week (you’re not the only one who’s requested it!), and I hope things get better for you! It’s always difficult to adjust at first, but it will get better, so hang in there Jenny!! <3

  7. Can you say busy bee?! Wow, you’ve gotten a tight schedule, girl. Teach me your organisation and time management skills! How you’re still finding the time to blog [which I hope you will find again from now on - fingers crossed :)] is beyond me but awesome.
    Oh, and free Starbucks drinks? Win!
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  8. nice to hear from you again. You’re doin great :) where did u get the crop top?

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