Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Day in the Life... [of a teacher during summer break!]

I've been seeing some "Day in the Life" posts float around the interwebs and thought it'd be fun to partake. Here's how I spent my summer Tuesday.

6am - Alarm goes off so I can run early to 'beat the heat.' But... since I'm not meeting anyone to run, I immediately roll over and go back to sleep.

7:30am - I wake up for real, and make my way downstairs. I cook a gourmet breakfast for my Business Man (a bowl of microwaved instant oatmeal, so gourmet) and make myself a mug of iced coffee. Yum. After getting my own breakfast, I plop myself on the couch to watch the Today show.

9am - After spending an hour and a half in front of the TV and 'blogging', I decide I should do something productive. So I attempt to get started on some lesson planning and how to implement the common core standards for next year. Gross.

10:15am - Enough of that school stuff. I decide I should go to the gym and get my run on with Kathie Lee & Hoda. (Even though it's not that hot out.) Today was Tempo Tuesday and I ran 6.2 miles at 6:35 avg pace. The plan was to only run a 6-mile tempo, but I realized I was close to a 10km PR... so I ran 6.2 and finished in 40:49, a 4 second PR. But can I really count that? Hmmmm...

Rockin' out my new neon pink sports bra from Target, love it

12:30pm - After corework, stretching, and showering, I come home for lunch. My Business Man comes home for lunch a lot during the summer (to see me, or at least that's what I tell myself), so I get to see him for a few minutes, which is fun. Except he usually is a speed-eater and is back out the door in 10 minutes or less.

1:30pm - I head to the pool for an afternoon of fun in the sun. It was 84*F today, perfect laying out weather. I spent some time consulting the experts to craft a training plan for the fall, and then moved onto my book. Currently reading Mercy by Jodi Picoult.

Jack Daniels... the king of booze distance running

4pm - I leave the pool and head to the grocery store for parchment paper. (The one thing I forgot when I went to the store Sunday. Grrr.) But I forgot the store was having a HUGE 4-hour sale from 3pm-7pm, and ended up waiting in line to check out for a long time. No big deal, I don't have anywhere to be. Plus then I get to browse through all the magazines.

4:30pm - I arrive home and prepare pizza dough so it can rise before dinner. I also spend some time doing the dishes that have been accumulating all day, and I throw a load of laundry in. 

6:30pm - Not sure what happened since 4:30pm (probably sucked into the vortex of Pinterest or food blogs), but realize I better actually make the pizza so we can eat dinner. My Business Man arrives home around this time, too, so I get to ask him five bajillion questions about his day.

Recipe soon, I promise

8pm - I help my Business Man water the flowers. And by help, I mean sit outside and watch while he waters the flowers. And chat with the neighbors. Tonight, I was introduced to the little neighbor girl's pet grasshopper, Bruce. She was planning on taking him to bed with her. How sweet.

9pm - I come inside and plant myself on the couch with a bowl of ice cream. Or a cupcake. There are no cupcakes in the house tonight though, so ice cream it is. Since today's Tuesday, we watch Cupcake Wars. Funny, I start my day on the couch and end my day on the couch. 

10pm - I mosey up to bed so I can attempt to make it to the hill workout in the park at 5:30 tomorrow morning.  


Yes, I have it easy in the summer. And I absolutely love it. Granted, this was a really laid-back day. Usually I have more errands to run or a few cupcake/baked goods orders to fill. (And I like those days even better because I get to spend a portion of my day baking!) 

I wouldn't trade these summer days for anything. (Except maybe my own bakery. Hmmmm...)


Ashley Rowe said...

Your days are at least more productive than mine. I'm lucky if I make it off the couch. LOL
Let me know how you do with Common Core. I worked on it a little bit last year and I'm having a heck of a time with it. I feel like I don't have a starting point and it's really frustrating. Enjoy the rest of your summer Sara!! I just love reading your blogs :)

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