If there is one thing you need to know about me, it is that I am NOT an early bird. AT ALL. The morning is actually my enemy. That's a safe way to refer to it. I am a highly functioning night owl. My best work and most creative ideas occur to me right around 2am. That being said, here's a look at my typical work week day.
7:15am - First alarm goes off. I promptly shut it off and tell Chris to wake up.
7:30am - Second alarm goes off. I nudge Chris to get up.
8:00am - Chris wakes me up. There is no alarm - just Chris' encouragement.
8:10am - Upon insistent (and requested) encouragement, I finally get out of bed. Ugh. I sleepily run through the morning routine. A quick bowl of cereal so I can take my vitamins. A dash of make-up. And the beyond necessary straightening of my hair. Seriously, if I didn't have to do this every morning I would totally sleep an extra 15 minutes.
9:25am - Walk to subway. Pray it's not raining...or the day will most certainly be ruined! This is not a joke...if there is one type of weather I can't handle in NYC, it is rain.
9:33am - Get on subway train. Hopefully, I make the first train that stops at the station. Some days, I wait for multiple trains to pass before there is enough space for me to squeeze in there amongst the thousands of other commuters. Oh, and preferably, I get a spot at the front of the train so I have to fight through less people to make my way up the escalators after just one measly little stop.
9:36am - All that fuss for a three minute ride. Definitely doesn't do much to add cheer to the mornings!
9:42am - Finally, I am at my desk. Still not totally ready to be awake, but I am getting there. I change out of my tennis shoes into my dress shoes, put my lunch in the fridge, and login to my computer. My work day has officially begun...
12:30pm - Take a break from the conference calls, emails, and other work for lunch. My colleague (yes, the same one that made our Save the Date video...check it out here!) and I head upstairs to the Huddle Cafe.
1:00pm - Back to work. More meetings, calls, and emails...
5:45pm - Begin to pack up and change back into my tennis shoes. Say my goodbyes and head out for the subway.
6:00pm - After being completely squished by strangers from all walks of life both on the platform and once I finally managed to get into the train car, I am back at the apartment complex. I check the mail and head upstairs on the elevator.
6:15pm - Changed and ready for my run. *This portion of my day varies based on my training schedule. If I have an off day, I use this time to read or work on blog stuff. Or just relax.
|I ran across the Queensboro Bridge to the East Side of Manhattan and back for a short 4 miler. On the bridge, there are cars on one side of the running/bike path with a fence and the subway train on the other side. Quite an experience!|
7:15pm - Back from my run and ready for dinner. We have been keeping a schedule of dinner meals to help us ensure we include healthy options and also so that we are sure to use all the groceries before we make a trip to the store for more. This particular day, we veered from the schedule. Chris opted for soup while I fixed some breakfast for dinner.
8:00pm - Catch up on the DVR. In honor of all the March madness, we watched the 30 for 30 called I Hate Christian Laettner. It was very good!! Definitely recommend checking it out.
11:00pm - Shower and get ready for bed. Call my parents to chat for a bit...they are on a different time zone (and also night owls).
11:50pm - Read in bed until I get sleepy. Since I had the run today, I was probably out by around 12:30.
So there you have it...a typical day in my life. At least at this point.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
What is your favorite part of each day?