4:15am- Wake up. What time is it? 4:15? Are you serious? Get back to sleep, woman.
4:30am- Really? REALLY? Sleep! Now!
4:40am- Alarm goes off. Alarm gets a beat down.
Remind myself that I wanna be cut like an olympic athlete. Get up a little less upset.
4:50am- Arrive at gym.
See and avoid the “mayor” You know- the dude that is literally at the gym any and every time you are. Who walks around with his beverage of choice (coffee). Pretending to work out, but never actually does. Instead, he just wastes space in the already small gym.
Jump on treadmill and sweat it up for 20 minutes.
Wonder if I’m having a Groundhog’s Day moment when “Whip My Hair Back and Forth” comes on for the second day in a row.
Climb up stairmill and do another 20 minutes and feel totally awkward as the sweat pours onto the machine. Air conditioning. Has anyone heard of it?
Literally run the entire way home because I need to be in the shower by 5:45.
Seriously- there is no room for dawdling in my current morning schedule. It’s easily the most intense and exhausting hour of my day.
6:25am- Take break from getting ready to sit down and eat breakfast.
Turn on tv and half-listen to the headlines while checking email for 15 minutes. If the news is on, I’m surely soaking in some of the information, right?
7:15am- Race walk my way to the el. If I catch the earlier train, my chances of getting to sit in a seat vs stand the entire way increase greatly. It’s all about the small wins.
7:18am- Get seat.
Realize the new book I pull out to read on my trip is one I’ve already read. Clearly it wasn’t memorable.
Hit up the email chain between random friends the rest of the way. Even though I’m only one coffee in and don’t have much of intelligence to say.
8:00am- Second cup of coffee. Things are less fuzzy. My mood is perking up. Yay work!
11:00am- MOOOOOORRREEE COFFEEEEE! YAAAAAYYYY WORK!
12:30pm- Lunch. Thank goodness because I’m a little fatigued.
Get up and walk around outside. Get energy back. YAAAAAAYYYY WORK!
3:30pm- Officially crashing.
Luckily, another team member in my department and I had a coffee run to celebrate our success on a project from the day before. Caffeine! YAAAAAYYYY WORK!!!!!!
5:01pm- After a long week of staying late and getting in early, I’m outtie! Freedom!!! RUN to the el stop!
5:15pm- Ok… who smells?
5:25pm- No really. Who is it? I know we’re all trying to be frugal in this economy, but a second application of deodorant would never hurt anyone if needed on that level.
5:45pm- Walk into apartment.
Change into “everyday clothes” as my mother used to call them. (Did anyone else call them that? My brother and I swore we were the only ones that had them- basically regular or workout clothes that were worn after school because they’re not worthy for public viewing anymore and kept our other clothes “nice” longer.)
Yes, I look like a slob in the evenings. But if you let me know you’re coming to visit, I’ll totally put my bra back on for you. You’re welcome. Speaking of which… I need to do laundry…
6:15pm- Start opening pantry and refrigerator doors. I’m sooooooo hunnnnnggggrrrryyyy…. What to eattttt….
6:30pm- End up eating the same thing I’ve eaten every night this week.
BBQ Turkey and Cheese. Dinner of champions.
It’s obvious I’m in a food rut.
Alright, fine. I’m clearly in a routine rut. Whatever.
8:30pm- Remember laundry was started. Whoops. Blame the Olympics for the distraction from household chores. Unfortunately a random peek at CNN.com earlier in the day totally ruined any surprise. I pretend to be enthusiastic/shocked anyway.
9:35pm- Remember I was going to clean the mess that is my bedroom. Blame Phelps and Lochte again.
9:45pm- Peel myself off my yoga mat on the floor. Yes, I did get the weird and random urge to do sit ups while viewing the Olympics.
Start the face washing and moisturizing and so on. My old lady “get ready for bed” routine has started already. Don’t laugh. You’re never too young to start worrying about healthy skin.
9:58pm- Success! I made it in bed before 10:00!
10:01pm- Like a rock.
4:15am- Really?!?! Again? WTF?!?!?!
Clearly the week has been pretty average. Which is a nice way of saying “I’ve been super boring”. But that’s fine. Last weekend was nuts and it was about time I hit that reset button
. No regrets. Because boring can be good. Or at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Now excuse me… what time is it again? Ah yes. According to schedule I should be running out the door any minute now.
Happy Friday, folks. Let’s get it done.
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