Today I’m joining the Friday Five link up hosted by Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up for What! and sharing five things about my day that reveal five things about me. (If you want to read about a typical day in my life, please check out this post from January.)
2. I plan my workouts in advance. I usually do the same types of workouts every week, but not necessarily on the same days. Sunday night I check the weather to figure out the best weekday(s) for running, check my MRTT group events for special runs I may be interested in (like track workouts), check the schedule at Revolve to see when my favorite instructors are teaching, and check my work calendar for early meetings or business trips. Then I figure out how to fit in one or two runs, an indoor cycling class, and a few strength workouts. (When my schedule is really tight, I try to at least squeeze in a custom workout from the 7-minute workout app.) By Thursday, I am stalking the weekend weather to figure out when I should do my long run and when (or if) my husband and I can go for a bike ride. Knowing my exercise plan ahead of time helps keep me motivated to get up when alarm goes off, instead of hitting snooze until I figure out what I’m going to do ….
3. I take my lunch to work. We have a cafeteria at my office and a few places to eat nearby, but I almost always pack my lunch, and it’s almost always the same thing.
For lunch: leftovers, salad, orange
For snacks: apple, yogurt
4. I savor the views out my window. I am lucky to work at an office with some great views, and I have gotten better at taking the time to get up from my desk and enjoy the scenery every once in a while. This was my consolation prize for working late on Monday.
The Key Bridge at sunset
5. I eat ice cream every night. If you haven’t figured it out already, I am a creature of habit. Every night I have the same dessert and unwind with a beer and my favorite blogs.
It’s not “whole”, “clean“, or even that low in calories, but it hits the spot!
I’m not sure how social media became such a big part of my life, but I have a lot of friends I met through blogging. One way I’ve solidified some of those friendships is by meeting bloggers in person, and the best place to do that is at blogging conferences like Fitbloggin’. This year Fitbloggin’ is June 25-28 in Denver and I’m using this post as my entry into the The Great, 100-Days-Left FitBloggin’ Swag and Ticket Giveaway. 😉
My first blogging conference was Fitbloggin’ ’12, where I met blogging superstars like Carla and Josie–and learned that they are just as amazing in person as they appear to be on-line. Between work and weather delays, I barely made it to Fitbloggin’ ’13, but meeting even more friends face-to-face made the cross-country trip worth it. Work kept me away from Fitbloggin’ ’14, so I really want to go to Fitbloggin’ ’15 and try new workouts, learn more about blogging, and make new friends. Fitbloggin’ won’t be the same without me, because if I’m not there, I won’t be able to spread the word about all the generous sponsors and their awesome products. 😉 (Seriously, I didn’t realize that so many of the brands I’m loving lately and completely hooked on are Fitbloggin’ sponsors!)
Do you want to join me at Fitbloggin’?