The nosy person in me loves reading "A Day In My Life" posts. If you are nosy about how my Tuesday went, this is the post for you!
My day began at 5:38. I woke up just a couple minutes before my alarm went off. The first thing I do is pour my iced coffee and sit at the island while I fiddle around on my lap top and wake up...
...except my mouse wasn't working at all.
My morning wasn't starting out that great.
I was supposed to lift that day, but the fact that my mouse didn't work put me in a really bad mood. I was in the mood to run my cares away. Even though I put a lot of miles on my legs the past couple days, I suited up for a run. Before I hit the streets, I checked the weather forecast. It was supposed to snow all day, but it didn't look like it started yet.
As soon as I stepped foot outside, blowing snow smacked me in the face. It was snowing for sure. I ran a couple careful loops around my hood. The snow was not only smacking me in the face and numbing my chin, but it was sticking to the ground. By the end of my run, my 'hood looked like this:
My legs felt fresh and strong on my run. I felt guilty about not lifting. Tomorrow, for sure.
After each morning run, I turn on the Today Show and stretch with Jelly.
My deadline to be done stretching is 7:20 because by 7:35 I have to look like THIS:
Do you see how I not so sneakily wear my compression socks on under my boots?
Time for breakfast! I love a hearty cereal and have been on a Raisin Bran kick for the past several months. I eat it in the car on the way to work.
Unfortunately, the snow caused a huge delay on my normally short commute. I was about fifteen minutes late!
Finally, I arrived in my classroom. My morning time is the calm before the storm. I had quite a busy day ahead of me- 8 forty minute classes.
That morning, mid way through a lesson on The Little Red Hen, there was an announcement that school would be dismissed early for the day due to the snow. I think the school officials wanted us safe at home before the temperature dropped and the roads got slick.
I'm not going to lie. I was quite happy for the early dismissal! I was also nervous about driving home. I am not a fan of driving in winter weather.
After three morning classes, I had lunch. Chicken, broccoli, and roasted red potatoes. I use a lot of salt.
The snow was really coming down! Here is the view from my classroom:
After lunch, I had two kindergarten classes before it was time for our dismissal. What a short day! The roads were not bad at all on the way home- simply wet. I swung into the Community Aid store and got some new puzzles! I figured I'd need something to occupy my time that afternoon! (Normally I teach 6 piano lessons after school but everyone canceled due to the weather.) I rarely buy brand new puzzles because that can get expensive. I get them at the Dollar Tree or thrift stores.
When I got home, I decided to lift chest. Usually I don't run or lift on the same day but my training is all screwed up this week. It's my fault. I didn't really feel like exercising again, but once I got started it was fine. Plus I had a couple episodes of The View to catch up on!
This is what I did:
Chest Press (neutral grip)
I also did a couple ab exercises and some glute stuff. I tried lateral raises but they make my arms and shoulder creak! That can't be good! Instead, I did planks. I haven't done a side plank in a good year. And you can tell, by the look on my face and the tense neck!
I haven't done the standard forearm plank in awhile either. I could only manage to hold a couple one minute planks. My shoulders are just so tired by the time I'm done lifting!
Some of you asked about my push ups. I use these things called the Perfect Push Up because I feel like they help me use the correct muscles. I took this video and Chrissy crashed it. He totally had to one up my push ups!
After my shower, I was hungry. I turned on the news and had crackers dipped in hummus.
Then it was wine and puzzle time! I had the TV on CNN so I could also listen to coverage of the New Hampshire primaries. I am a political junkie these days.
This took me about two hours! It is HARD! This is what it's going to look like:
Around seven, I ate dinner and watched Survivor with Paul. I had a salad with a turkey burger and ground turkey on top, tomatoes, croutons, and ranch dressing. We were out of shredded cheese or else I would have sprinkled some of that on it as well!
This is going to sound silly, but watching Survivor makes me really hungry! The contestants are so skinny and starving that I start to crave food for them! For dessert, I had THREE of these delicious chocolate marshmallow cookies we get at Aldi.
Livin' the dream...
Around eight I crawled into bed and read my Mary Higgins Clark book for an hour. I read this one before but I forget how it ends, so it's really like reading a brand new book!
Lights were out at nine o'clock!
And that was my day! It was a lot less crazy than a normal Tuesday due to the weather. I know I missed out on some piano lesson income, but it was a little nice to have a "free" night to myself. It will all even out in the wash.
Do you have a long commute to work?
Tell me how long you can hold your planks!