You know how you set out for a run and you know from the first step that it’s not gonna be a good one?
Yea, that was today. I had 15 miles on the schedule, and I knew I was already pretty tired from all of Saturday’s shenanigans. Also there were some thunderstorms in the area, so I knew I was going to have to stay close to my car, which can get really boring. I had to drag myself through that entire run. It was terrible and I walked a whole lot. Around mile 7, I realized that it wasn’t going to get any easier, so I just took it one mile at a time and FINALLY reached the end. I was planning to go to church, but my run was so bad and took so long that I was too late. So, I went home, had breakfast and collapsed into bed for a few hours.
Here was breakfast:
I made Peanut Butter Finger’s Banana Vanilla Protein Pancakes. They were definitely delicious, but mine did not look nearly as nice as her’s. I didn’t feel like getting the blender out for it, so they were lumpy, but I liked the texture. It felt a little like baked oatmeal.
For lunch, I had some of this Thai Chicken Pizza I bought from Fresh Market:
So, the day 19 topic is one of my typical days. So here’s a (weekday) in the life of run.live.conquer.
4:50 am – First alarm goes off. If I’m motivated, I’ll actually get up. I’m usually up by 5:15. Shower, make lunch for work. I don’t really have to do my hair or anything since I work in a manufacturing environment.
5:45 am – Usually I’m out the door by this point, on my way to work. If I leave at 6:30, I will just barely make it to work in time for my first meeting of the day.
6:15-6:30 am – Rolling into work and getting to my desk. I’ll usually check my email and organize myself before I head out to the floor.
7:00-11:00 am – Meetings. Every day. How do I ever get any work done?
11:00-3:30 pm – Work, work, work
3:30 pm – Usually, I’m heading out the door at this point, unless there’s something terrible going on. I occasionally leave as early as 2:30, if there’s not a lot going on. My job is very dependent on how the process is running.
4:30-7:30 pm- Workout time! Evening classes at the gym start at 4:45. If I swim, I’ll just head straight to the pool. If I’m running, I’ll head home first, so I can use the bathroom. I always have to go after a 40 min commute. TMI?
7:30-9:00 pm – Chill and food time, preparing for work the next day
9:30 pm – Bed! I know, I’m an old lady, but 5 AM comes early!
So that’s my weekday! A little lame maybe, but it’s hard to plan stuff on weeknights with friends when we want to do stuff in Greenville and we work 40 miles away. Also, a process engineering job can have unpredictable hours (emergencies, tests, backshifts), and weekends tend to be safer for social outings.