Have you ever wondered what happens during the day for someone else?
Wondered what it would be like to spend a day in their shoes?
Now is your chance!
Welcome to A Day In The Life, a new series that shows you what a day is like for someone else! To take a walk in their shoes, so to speak.
Each morning at 5:45 my alarm goes off. Nine minutes later it goes off again. Nine minutes later it goes off again. Then at 6:15am, my back up alarm goes off and I stumble out of bed straight to the Keurig. I am definitely a snooze-a-holic.
I have my first cup of coffee and scroll through facebook, my google analytics app, and my email.
Then I start the most efficient hour of my day! Seriously, this is the only time of the day that I have perfectly scheduled!
6:50am Wake up the kids.
6:55-7:10am Dress the kids and feed them breakfast. Then they brush their teeth.
7:10-7:20am We facetime Daddy if he isn’t home.
7:25am (on a perfect day) we pile into the truck and I drive to school.
7:30am (on most days) We scramble into the truck and pray that we make it to school in time. We pray that we cross the train tracks before the morning trains back up traffic.
7:40am I drop my son off at the front of the school then park and walk my daughter to her class. My son prefers to walk to his class himself. Most mornings in winter my daughter’s knees are still stiff from her arthritis so I give her a piggy back ride straight to her class.
8:00am Get back home and make a high protein breakfast. If I have a post scheduled already then I spend two hours promoting it or doing other blog related tasks then tidy the house. If I don’t have one scheduled I write one or spend time tidying up the house.
10:00-1:00pm is the block of time I normally reserve for errands. If I don’t have any then I continue to blog/comment/or other back end blog tasks. I have hard boiled eggs and tuna or a tuna salad for lunch.
1:40pm I go pick the kids up from school.
2:00pm We get home and I fix the kids a snack. They normally decompress for an hour or so by watching tv or getting ipad time for an hour. (Sometimes I use this hour to nap!)
Sometimes she joins me for a nap. Sometimes she just jumps on me.
3:00-4:00pm We work on homework.
4:00pm We head to the gym after the kids take FOREVER gathering toys or stuff they want to show their kids club friends. (I work out in the mornings half of the week during my “writing or cleaning” time. On those days, we have a leisurely afternoon/evening.)
4:00-5:00 pm I warm up and lift weights. I always start at the squat racks and barbell then move to the machines based on which other body parts are getting worked out that day. (Some variation of squats are almost every day.)
Some of the other regulars make fun of my workout partner and I because we carry bags with all our gear in it from machine to machine. I have a small bag with my running shoes in them and a backpack with waters, my stretch band, protein shaker, towel, barbell foam cover neck rest thingy because I don’t like to use the sweaty gym ones, and sanitizing wipes (because I don’t want to sit on something coated in other people’s butt sweat!!!)
5:00-6:00 pm Some days my workout partner and I are still on the machines for much of the second part of our workout. Once done with weights we hit the stair climber (which I absolutely hate) or the elliptical (which I don’t like all that much either) to do our cardio.
I fondly think of this machine as “Inigo Montoya.” Every time I turn it on, I hear it say “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You have saddlebags, prepare to die.”
The entire time I work out my kids are in the gym’s kids club playing with the other “regulars.” My son loves it. My daughter likes it sometimes and doesn’t other times.
7:00 We head home and have dinner. My normal dinner is brown rice, tilapia or shrimp, and spinach.
7:00-8:30pm We take turns showering and getting ready for bed.
8:30pm-9:00pm The kids go to bed. I clean the kitchen. I keep yelling at the kids to go to bed.
9:00-10:00 The kids finally go to sleep. I veg out with bejeweled blitz on my phone or I work on the blog.
One day I will beat my sister…I doubt it will be any day soon.
Then I go to bed!
This is a typical Monday or Wednesday for us! On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I go to the gym right after dropping the kids off at school until 10:00am to 10:30am. The last couple of months have been pretty easy because it’s off season for soccer. Soccer season starts in a couple of weeks which means that two nights a week we’ll have practice, in addition to one or two games a week! Hopefully, the practices coincide with the days I work out in the mornings…
Man, just typing this day in the life of me for Echo has me exhausted! Hope my normal day didn’t bore you too much.
There you have it:
Meet Herchel!Hi! I’m Herchel and yes I know I have a “boy’s name.” Read about my name here.
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