Hello! I mentioned last week I wanted to do another DITL post for a day that I had classes, so I recorded Monday. I know I’m a day early, but I’m still linking up to WIAW because this included all my food.


Day in the Life, Monday 4/25/16:

7:00 alarm


Time to start getting ready for my workout!

Preworkout meal is lemon blueberry bread.


7:40: Leave for Crossfit.

8:00: Crossfit. Today’s workout is a 1RM strict press and 1RM push press. I had near/on my previous max for strict, and failed 110# for push. For push, my max is 120# but that was pre-shoulder injury. Honestly, my shoulder has been a little angry lately thanks to lots of pull ups and presses last week. It gets like this when I work it a lot and is strong again when it gets a break.


My good shoulder was feeling a bit wonky on the thrusters so I took them slow and did 55#. Since TTB is my current movement to work on, I spent most of my time with them.


Since I had to send my shoes back, I’m back to my old Reeboks.


9:15: Return to my dorm for breakfast! I’m pretty hungry this morning so I add cereal to my yogurt bowl, finishing off the bag of Gluten Free Maple Heritage Crunch. This is my new favorite yogurt topping, but the vanilla flavor is ever better. Also featured is homemade reduced sugar raspberry jam courtesy of my aunt, and sunbutter.


->10:15: Get ready for class, clean up, and dress up like the normal human I sometimes pretend to be.

10:30-12:00: Genetics. We get out 20 minutes early, which is really nice!


This is where I should mention something that is currently weighing on my mind. My foot. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this much, but it’s been hurting lately in a new and interesting way. And it’s getting worse. I just have a bad feeling about it. During our break in class, I made myself an appointment with a podiatrist, and luckily I was able to get a time early Tuesday morning. More about this later in the post, but I’m glad I can get it taken care of ASAP.

12:00: Lunchtime! Leftover soup+sweet potato tortilla chips. Super aesthetic, I know.


12:30-1:30: Bio library to start studying for next week’s test, because it was too cold outside! I think at least half of the people in the Bio library were asleep, so I guess it’s that time of year.


Oh, and here’s what I look like:


1:30-2:20: Evolution and Ecology of Animal Behavior


2:30-4: Human Behavioral Biology (We got out 20 min early.)


I had half a chocolate cupcake Luna bar in class, and was STARVING. This bar is so exciting for me guys. First time trying it. Still hoping I won’t react to the cashews. Fingers crossed!

4:15: Back at the dorm. I am hungry again so grab a few pop chips with strawberry cream cheese.

4:30: In the car to drive home for dinner+Biochem. I decide to listen to my audiobook, The Husband’s Secret. I’m near the end. I actually started it last August (what), but picked it up again recently with my long runs for the Cherry Blossom race.

5:00: Arrive home to my little Psycho Pup. (Disclaimer: I forgot to take pictures so I asked my parents to send me some after I left.)

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5:15: Once she calms down enough, we sit down to dinner. Blueberry oatmeal muffins from the Nancy Clark Sports Nutrition book, plus a new and super interesting soup. This is Colombian Chicken Soup, and if you’re looking to switch up your soup rotation, I highly recommend this one. It had all kinds of interesting flavors and toppings. It was broth based with potato, chicken, asparagus, and corn on the cob. You then top it with yogurt, capers, rice, cilantro, and fresh avocado. YUM.


I also had a few bites of homemade chocolate.

6:10: Leave for Biochem

6:30-9:30: Biochem. I had trouble focusing for the first part because I was really worried about my foot. Like I said before, I just have a bad feeling about it. I’ve never had pain here before, and for some reason “stress fracture” keeps coming to the front of my mind. The place where it hurts, there is really not much but bone to go wrong. Like I said, I’m anxious for answers. A quick google search for recovery time for a stress fracture also included common running fractures. Guess where it hurts?


In the odyssey of a 3 hour Biochem class, I moved from denial to freaking out to anger to acceptance. So I guess we’ll find out tomorrow. I’m just grateful this is happening post-Cherry Blossom and Crossfit Open.

Snack at the midway point:


10:00: Finally arrive back at the house.


I’m not in the mood to eat, but I’m hungry so I have a piece of chicken and a couple pop chips.

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And some sips of aloe juice:


10:20ish: Start typing up this post.


Is that sufficiently meta?

11:00-12:00 (?): Probably finish this post, print out some reading for the doctor’s office, and possibly start Wednesday’s spin playlist.

Have you ever broken a bone? Or gotten a stress fracture?



4 comments on “Day in the Life Spring 2016: Classes

  1. Rina

    Oh no! I have definitely broken my 5th metatarsal last year, and let me just say that it’s really not fun. I really, really hope that it’s not a stress fracture. If you do have a fracture, you may notice that you start subconsciously shifting your weight to the other side of the body to compensate, and that the troublesome area is painful while running but fine at rest. The spot may be tender to touch as well, depending on how broken it is. Unfortunately, metatarsal fractures are pretty common for runners.

    If your bone is broken, you’re stuck in a boot for a while. Hopefully your fracture is near the base of the metatarsal or some other area with good circulation; mine was an avulsion fracture at the base, and I was up and walking in about 5 weeks witout a boot. I cross-trained like all heck throughout the entire period I was non-weight-bearing in the pool or on a Spin bike. Once I was able to bear weight, I did the elliptical, Stairmaster, and all the physical therapy exercises I was supposed to do. I was cleared to run 2 miles the week before Thanksgiving, which is quite generous considering I hadn’t been running for about 2 months! I ramped up my mileage to about 5 miles every other day over the course of 4 weeks, and then I got the clearance to run 20-25 miles per week for a month before building up to 30.

    I hope this helps!

    1. astottler Post author

      Thank you for all the info!

  2. danicaliforniacooks

    Your dog is so adorable! I feel like the major thing missing in my life right now is a pet…

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