I am hoping by now most of the nasty weather that hit the US last week has left, and you are getting back to normal, but today I would like to share what life is like for me while I am here in Tallahassee warm weather training. If you missed last week, I talked about why I am here.
As we all know, days differ depending on the day, but I thought I would use a Monday as my typical day as….well, it is a pretty typical day. I have been sleeping better while down here, sometimes sleeping till 7:30am, which for me was a major accomplishment, especially when it means I get over 9 hours sleep.
There is something about being here that is calming. I think a big part of it is Sarah and I being so comfortable, and she just naturally encourages me to slow my brain down a little, but the other part is just because there is less for me to “worry about” here. I can just relax without feeling guilty, and start to shut down around 7:30 which helps me stay calm.
So here is a typical day in the life of, and What I Ate Wednesday during this warm weather training camp with Zap Fitness!
6-7am: Wake up, move to the living area of our room, do my peroneal and breathing exercises as my chai tea brews. Head to the hotel breakfast. Eat oatmeal with chocolate chips and coconut. Bring the food back to the room and wait for Sarah to wake up (if she is not already, she is becoming an early bird too!)
6:30am: Check my blog looks okay, and then start replying to emails
7:35am: Sarah wakes up, either have a dance party or just chat about our dreams, continue with emails
8:15am: Leave for “practice” with the zap team, run from Micousoukee
10am: Arrive back in the hotel, my current favorite post run meal is fruit (strawberries, grapes, melon, and some apple slices) with Greek Yogurt and Granola sprinkled on top
1pm: Lunch while still working- some assortment of leftovers (leftover Pad Thai, handful of nuts, minimalist baker 5 ingredient bar, and a few squares of dark chocolate) By the way, the rest of that is not featured….I am sure most people are not interested in every morsel that I eat!
4pm: Gold’s Gym for lifting. I have been using Drew’s workouts, and thankfully Golds Gym are allowing me to use their “Pro” area, which has just what I need for my workout- lots of functional fitness equipment
5pm: Return home, start to cook dinner with Sarah. We usually eat with (Andrew) Colley and George. This day I made a loaded salad with sweet potato, salmon, feta, and all kinds of other nuts, seeds, and vegetables. We had multiple servings and enjoyed it with Pumpernickel bread…..and of course dessert 🙂 Sarah and I enjoyed our salted caramel chocolate cake- YUM!
6:30pm: Finish last few things for work for the day and talk to Steve
7:30pm: Coloring with Sarah, this is where we usually get into deep conversations
9:00pm: Get into bed (Sarah and I share a bed), Sarah knits while I relax, we talk a little more, and fall asleep
There you have it. Nothing too exciting, this is pretty much the life of an elite. Most days I have two workouts of some kind. I am a big fan of cross training as you know, so with the strength and extra cardio, four out of the seven days a week are two a day workouts.
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