I thought I would use today’s post to talk about what a day in my work-week life typically looks like. Training for an Ironman while working a full time job is not easy and involves A LOT of time management. As many triathlete’s can attest to, I consider myself to be an expert multi-tasker! If only I could swim, bike and run all at the same time, then my life would be really easy!
Here is a snapshot of a typical day. Obviously my workouts types and duration vary, but everything else is pretty much the same day-to-day. Just last night, I said to my husband, I feel like I get home from work, blink and it’s time for bed. I try to jam so much stuff into the few hours after work, that it seems like I never relax for more than 30 minutes a night. I need to work on this! It also doesn’t help that I’m type ‘A’ !
5:00 Alarm goes off (maybe snooze a few times;))
5:30 Bike for 1.5 hours on the trainer in my basement
7:00-8:15 Shower, make up, hair, eat breakfast, let Oliver out, feed Oliver (if hubby didn’t already)
8:15-8:30 Drive to work (10-15 minute drive, very lucky for a short commute!)
8:30-12:00 Work in my cubicle, either sitting or standing (I have a standing work station, makes a world of difference), attend meetings, etc..
12-12:30 Run 30 minutes outside (or treadmill if the weather is bad) during lunch hour, then a quick shower (or no shower, depending on sweat level, ha) and back to work.
1:00-5:00 Eat lunch at my desk, Work work work (desk jobs just aren’t my thing, but it pays the bills for now…it’s torture sitting in a cube)
5:00-6:00 Commute home, let dog out, prep dinner (most of my REAL prep is typically done on the weekends to make the work week easier, this is KEY!)
6:00 Strength training for 30-45 minutes and/or core work
7:00/7:30 ish eat a healthy home cooked dinner by yours truly (did I mentioned I loved cooking, because I honestly do:))
8:00/8:30 take Oliver for a night-time walk (probably my favorite part of the night). I treasure this time because Todd and I talk about our day while getting a little exercise post dinner. It’s Oliver’s favorite part of the day too, he loves sniffing all over the neighborhood!
9:00 Finally sitting down on the couch, or foam rolling and/or stretching on the floor (while Oliver is trying to play catch with me… it’s all about multi-tasking right?)
10:30 Crawling into bed, at this point totally exhausted and my eyes usually feel heavy… I used to have trouble falling asleep until I became I triathlete. No longer an issue! And as I’ve mention before, I think I need more sleep…
Do you try to maximize your days?
How do you schedule training and working?