It’s been a very long time since I did A Day in the Life post. I’m super
nosy interested in how other people spend their days – the schedules, the activities, and the boring day to day stuff. Even mundane tasks are interesting to me. My previous Day in the Life posts have showed a typical day as my job as Mama and my other as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. Today I’m showing you the Mama side just because I can share more pictures and details. The other one involves too much HIPPA and red tape!
Wake up! 4:xx
I wake up 5 minutes before my alarm goes off, quietly tip toe downstairs, where I do my usual morning routine and get dressed for a run. I opt for the treadmill rather than outside. The warm temps from Monday may have left the roads a skating rink.
Do a dynamic warm up and use The Stick on my calves before beginning my workout. 2 miles w/u, 3 miles @ 1/2 marathon pace (8:10, 8:00, 7:53), 2 miles c/d. Do my glute exercises and stretch as Ron heads out the door to work and the kids finish up breakfast. Yes my kids are already up and eating breakfast.
My kids motto – the early bird gets the worm. Wonder where they get that from?
Help the kids clean up their breakfast dishes before I take a quick shower. Get dressed and immediately strip the sheets off everyone’s bed. Start a load of laundry.
FINALLY, I prep and eat my breakfast while checking social media and email. I could eat steel cut oats every single morning for breakfast. And I practically do.
Clean up breakfast dishes and then clean some more. Bathrooms, unload/load dishwasher, sweep, vacuum, dust and start another load of laundry.
Why is there always so much laundry?!
Another reason having twins is awesome? Built in playmates! It allows time for me to actually get something done most days. The kids play together fairly nicely with me only having to referee a handful of times. It’s a good day!
Around mid morning we hop in the car to run a couple of errands to the grocery store and the car wash. The car wash is always entertaining. Especially when the dryers turn on. Cover your ears!!!
Back home, it’s time for lunch. The kids have a Purple Power Smoothie and almond butter toast while I have leftover salmon, roasted butternut squash and massaged kale. I think I had the better meal.
After lunch clean up, the kids want to play outside. It’s a warmer than it has been and the sun is shining. We all get dressed in our gear and head out for a bit. I think I’m becoming a wuss because I’m freezing within 10 minutes. I go back inside to fold more laundry and start dinner in the crockpot while the kids play on the patio for a little bit longer.
The kids come in and we immediately get ready for my Sports Chiropractor appointment. It always feels good to get realigned and have manual therapy on my calf/Achilles.
We get back home, read a few books and then kids want to play outside again. This time I send them out alone while I cut up fresh veggies and prep for dinner.
The kids come back in after playing for about 30 minutes. They want hot cocoa to warm up (as always) as I finish dinner.
We start eating dinner and Ron soon comes home from work and the gym to join us. I think we’ve had different variations of Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili at least once a week since winter began. I could live off it.
After dinner, it’s a flurry of dinner clean up, folding more laundry and getting the kids in bed. I then am able to sit down to type up this post. Afterwards, it’s to the living room with Ron where I’ll do more of my glute/core/PT exercises/The Stick/Foam Roll while watching TV before crashing into bed by 9 p.m.