I’ve never done a day in the life post, so you guys have never had a chance to see what my life really is like besides the fact that I eat! This is Tuesday-I decided it was a sort of typical/interesting day (AKA I had more than one class so I did more than homework all day…), although I normally work out in the mornings on days that aren’t Tuesday.
6:30 My alarm goes off. In true blogger fashion, my first thought is to take a screenshot for my ‘day in the life’ post.
There was some not so logical thinking that followed. I think I remember thinking I woke up 10 minutes early…which clearly wasn’t the case…
6.5 hours of sleep is not enough. Thanks to my reminder I put up right before bed, I grab my wallet and put it in my backpack for COFFEE.
6:40 Eat breakfast. I stir in a few scoops of yogurt into leftover blueberry banana oats. It’s dark since my roommate is asleep. I debate flash or no flash.
While shoveling food down my throat, I prep lunch which means microwave a sweet potato and throw things in a tupperware.
I get dressed. Tuesdays are always a struggle because I have to wear athletic clothes for the morning but want to look decent. Usually I do leggings and some type of nice t-shirt and running shoes. I debate looking cute, then remember it’s week 8 and no one cares. I go with shorts, a Crossfit shirt, and a jacket.
This is my “it’s early and I’m sleep deprived” face. It’s amazing how my definition of early has changed…it was only 7:10!
This is my bike. I ride it everywhere. It has one functional brake. Which is fabulous.
Bike across campus to the new gym. Start training the early Quidditch group who has 9am class.
They do great as per usual. Less people showed up for weightlifting today because it’s during midterms I suppose. Rest of the team comes at 7:45.
One of my proudest moments is when my sister’s super fit boyfriend struggles to even do a push up. He normally can do them with her sitting on his back.
8:50. Quidditch finishes up conditioning: 10 minutes on the minute of 5 burpees and 5 push ups each minute, plus modifications. As soon as they are done, I run out for coffee.
My barista asks where I’ve been. I don’t admit I’ve been cheating on my coffeeshop.
So happy for my coffee. Normally training quidditch wakes me up and energizes me but it just wasn’t happening today.
Read book for my 5 page paper due on Thursday (yeah…) while drinking coffee.
9:30 am: Nutrition class starts. Today we learn about minerals-sodium, iodine, iron, etc.
10:50: end of class. Somehow manage to get to my next class without being killed my crazy bikers.
11am: Organic Chemistry. We have to take THREE quarters of Ochem, plus 2 labs. This is it for me! We continue carbohydrates.
12:15 class ends. I remember how there were way fewer oats leftover than I thought so my breakfast was small and I am hungry. But I check my email, and then sit in for another 50 minutes of Organic Chemistry, courtesy of my lab lecture. Luckily, it’s in the same room and I don’t have to move.
12:20-1:10 Ochem lab lecture.
That’s an iClicker. We have to answer questions for our participation grade.
1:10 Lunchtime! I bike over to the nearby cafe that I like to hang out in and do work. I discovered quiet tables upstairs that are almost always free.
Then, I dig into my packed lunch. I am grateful that my sweet potato was extra large today. Lunch is cottage cheese, a diced sweet potato, salsa, and guacamole.
I pull out some homework and work for a bit before deciding to head downstairs for a little study treat.
Pumpkin bread! Then I continue to have an abnormally productive afternoon. I was expecting to go to office hours for my Ochem problem set, but I finish it without too much trouble.
I also finish reading my book, and type up and schedule my WIAW post.
4:05pm Change in the bathroom and put hair up in preparation of Crossfit.
4:15 Bio section. No picture because we’re learning reproduction and well…
5:10 Bio section ends late. I bike super speed to my car and rush to Crossfit (aka I hit very bad traffic).
5:30 Crossfit starts. I arrive just as we start running for warm up. Today’s workout is sets of 2 heavy jerks. My shoulder finally feels better! I don’t super push it, and only get up to 110 pounds which still feels pretty heavy right now.
The WOD is 50 push ups, and then 6 rounds of 15 kettle bell swings and 25 double unders (jump rope). I skip double unders and do 75 single jump ropes, finishing in around 13:00. I am glad we didn’t do lots of heavy weights today. I am very sore from Monday’s weight lifting and sprint drills I did on my own. My shoulders are also very sore, but in a different place than normal and I’m still sort of confused about that…
I leave, only to hit more bad traffic.
6:50 Arrive on campus. I decide to go to a different dining hall on campus…mine from last year! I haven’t been except for brunch. It closes at 7…Things are kind of picked over, but I go with the classic dining hall Asian style meal-tofu and green beans in curry over rice and spinach. Plus a few beets and parsnips for good measure.
It is bland and I am kind of disappointed. But there is one saving grace:
They had a waffle maker out at dinner! That’s new! And I’m kind of obsessed with waffles but never get them. Halfway through my meal I decide I need one and dash in right as they close the doors, making the very last waffle of the night. Bonus-they’re whole wheat!
I put butter on my masterpiece, plus some jam on the side for dipping (yes, this is a weird thing to do). But that way I only need a minimal amount of the sweet stuff-maybe half a tablespoon? The rest of my dinner turns into ‘shove spinach in my mouth to balance my waffle.’
Return to dorm. Still slightly hungry so have my new nightly habit-a Quest bar. I have a love/hate relationship with Quests and their nutritional info, but it’s passing as a dessert for my right now.
7:30-8ish: Look at Ochem lab homework for Tuesday. Decide it seems doable and decide to hold off on it until tomorrow.
8:30pm: Have a phone conversation with one of my best friends from high school. Then wish my life was more exciting, but realize this is the reality of week 8.
9pm: Sort of hungry so eat a snack.
9:30pm: regret snack because now I have a stomachache. Decide typing up this post is of utmost importance, even though it won’t go live until Wednesday night.
10:10pm: Finish blog post and realize I can sort of sleep in tomorrow so I should spend a decent chunk of time tonight on my paper.
12:30ish? Bed? Hopefully?