Good morning! Today is going to be pretty intense. I don’t know what sadist does the scheduling for my department at the University of Arizona, but whomever it is (1) loves morning meetings, and (2) loves Friday meetings. I am literally in class and/or meetings with no breaks from 9:00am – 5:30pm today. Is that not ridiculous? By “no breaks” – we literally have about 5-10 minutes between meetings so we can run to the bathroom, but there’s not even a break for lunch! Most people bring their brown bags to the meetings and just eat during them (so at least we aren’t forced to skip lunch). But really though – today is going to be a marathon.
Luckily, if I can get through the day, the evening is actually going to be really fun! It’s one of my friends’ birthdays – his big 30th to be exact! His girlfriend and a few others have organized a big college-style party with a keg, beer pong, and all. I swear, I haven’t played beer bong for probably half a decade, so this is all very reminiscent of “way back then” for me, lol. At any rate, I’m pretty excited! I’m also thankful for the distraction because usually I’m spending my Friday nights with Chris.
Anyways, since I’m not going to have time to update later, and since I’ve got some new readers (welcome!), I wanted to give you a little taste of my typical day.
The first thing I do when I wake up (usually sometime between 6 and 7) is hit the SNOOZE!
Then, I scoop up my running gear (which I lay out the night before), and tip-toe out of the room because Chris is usually still sleeping.
I check what the weather is supposed to be like on my ipod touch
Then I let Rocky outside & feel the temperature for myself
Then – I EAT!
And I hit the road running (quite literally!)
Post-run, I jump in the shower & get ready to head to school. Depending on the morning, I either get Chris to drop me off, or I ride my bike.
Then I proceed to spend the majority of my day working. I’m a graduate student, so basically my life is in limbo between being a “real” college professor (I’m currently considered a “lecturer”, and I do indeed teach undergraduate courses) and yet still being a student. This semester I’m taking 3 courses, plus teaching a class, and am also working on research, writing projects, and plunging into my dissertation!
When I get home, I make some dinner (I plan weekly meals so its easy). This night I had a (bun-less) burger with turkey bacon and cheese, a side salad and homemade “chips.”
You can see some of my recipes Here.
As part of my January goals, I’m trying to have more “Me-Time”, so I usually try to do something toward that end in the evenings….be it playing guitar
Tending to my nails
or even just curling up on the couch with a book or magazine
Then, I prepare for the coming day by making my lunch, laying out my running clothes, and getting into some comfy PJ’s
And – enter Sandman – I have a date with the bed!
What’s your typical day look like?
Do you schedule meals or just go-with-the-flow?