Rise and Shine Beautiful! I actually dont set an alarm and tend to rise somewhere between 5:30 and 6:30. The first thing I do before anything is walk out to the kitchen and hit the coffee pot on. I always "prep" the coffee the night before so that I can literally stumble into the kitchen to find the button. I always eat a banana and drink a cup or 2 of coffee and then I like to be out the door or onto my first workout by 6:45/7am. Typically I always run first. I love to run, and running is one of the only things I do well in the morning. Cycling is too fast of a cadence for my legs, and swimming is too fast for my arms that early in the morning. Running is just right. However, whenever I have a "Key" workout, I will switch them. Today was a day like that.
This is a picture of what my "office" looks like :
Notice the Ipad, water bottle, Garmin, and Boundless nutrition wrapper. Those can be seen on a daily basis and In fact the little chair holding them all does not move--Ask my roommate! Everyday, I hop on my Kurt Kinetic Rock and Rolltrainer and "go to town". Todays workout was a nice 3 hour ride with 3x15 minute intervals and a couple power minute intervals in between.
8:00 - 8:30 AM -- Breakfast time! My favorite time of the day. This means more coffee, a few multi-vitamins, and my typical food menu: Egg tacos with green/red pepper, zuchinni, rice, and salsa, served in corn tortillas. Today, because of my long workout and a tight schedule I opted for some of my yummy First Endurance Ultragen Cappaccino shake.
10:00/10:30 AM --
Todays schedule included a massage with the best Sports therapist, Johnny Shleby at Third Coast Training
. My legs have taken a beaten over the last couple of weeks, so this was a necessary!! When I am not getting a massage, typically I am moving onto the next workout (normally cycle). However, deep tissue massage is just as much of a workout as it as recovery. In fact, I think I cried 10 times during the process, but I left feeling much better. Stretching and massaging everyday, sometimes 3x a day, is the key to a fast recovery.
12:00-1:00-- Lunch Time! Another favorite. Well basically anything including food time is always a highlight to me. Lunch is typically some pita chips and hummus and then a huge salad. My salads always change depending on what I am in the mood for, but today it was spinach lettuce, cabbage slaw, corn, peas, chick peas, raisins, cot
se, and Hummus dressing from trader joes. Deeeeelicious!
2:00 PM-- Next, and generally the last workout of the day is time to jump in the pool. Like I said, if I have a key swim workout, I will do it first, but generally I like to swim last because it just makes me feel better. I really enjoy swimming and no matter how tired I am, jumping into cold water seems to always wake you up quick! Alot of people ask me why I dont wait a few hours between workouts. However, I find I get more tired the longer I wait. I think of it as the "recovery process" starting to kick in. Thus, if I get my workouts quickly, I have maximum amount of time to recover and tackle the next day. I always make sure to bring a snack with me to the pool because getting som
ething into your body within an hour post-workout is extremely important!
Plus, I just like to eat. :) Thanks to Boundless Nutrition, I am always recovering with yummy treats.
5:00-6:00 -- More feed! Usually dinner consists of 1 of 3 items. No I am not boring or cheap, I literally just crave the same things every night. They never get old! The ultimate #1 favorite is salmon, fresh green beans, and rice and peppers. #2 is homemade pizza with every vege you can imagine and #3 is fish tacos! Each meal is super easy to cook and literally takes like 10-20 minutes, so no excuses to not eat healthy!!
8:30-9:00 -- Ok, I may be lame, but I literally cant stay up much past this time. ha! Every evening ends with some more stretching, a few post-sleep snacks, and Legs up! I am a creature to routine and this is a typical day with the life of me!