Hi everyone! It’s Friday, AKA Zion Half Marathon expo day and the day before the race! I’m volunteering to do bib pickup at the expo for a few hours this afternoon, which gets me a free shirt (#winning) and 50% off another Vacation Races race in the next year! Other than that, I’m trying not to totally panic and to stay overly hydrated. I know you’re all dying to hear how Utah has been going since we landed yesterday afternoon, but you’ll have to wait until Monday to find out! Or check out my Instagram to see what I’ve been posting since landing in the desert. Hint: I ate a lot. Follow me at runawaywithkk!
Anyways, today is another installment of Friday Five with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia! Today’s theme is “A day in the life” and I think it’s pretty funny it’s happening while I’m on vacation. I did one of these posts about a year ago back when I lived in Philly and it was funny to see how much my life has changed since then – and how much coffee is still part of my life! Even though I’m on vacation, we’re just going to pretend it’s a typical Tuesday in the life of Kristen K.:
6:45 – Wake up and check my email/facebook from bed because I’m too tired to move. Not a morning person here. I eventually force myself to get ready for work and pack a bag of workout clothes for later.
8:00 – Drop my husband off at work, and then drive to my office. My commute is like 7 minutes! I work for a national nonprofit as an educator, so I spend my morning prepping lessons and email schools and organizations to set things up. Oh, and I chug coffee until the sun rises.
10:30 – I head out to my lesson for the day at a local secondary school. My lessons lately have been about community service, and it’s so awesome to see teens getting excited about helping their community!
12:30 – I leave the school and usually eat lunch in my car to soak up the sunlight.
1:00 – More emails, lesson prep for tomorrow, meetings, etc.
3:00 – I change into my workout clothes and head over to a nearby elementary school to coach Girls on the Run! We do a lesson on life skills and friendship, and then we let them run for a half hour. We make it really fun and I’m kind of jealous – I wish I could do stuff like that when I run!
5:30 – I drive home and eat dinner while watching old episodes of Parks and Rec with my husband. RIP Parks and Rec 😦
7:00 – I go for a run at Planet Fitness. Now that the sun doesn’t set until after 7:30 I should be able to run outside instead!
8:00 – Catch up on blogs and take time to relax.
10:00 – Bedtime!
I feel like I’m kind of boring and busy…but I love every second of it! I love my job, my city, and my volunteer position. And while I don’t love running on a treadmill exactly, I do love that I can run a few times a week in shoes that don’t hurt my feet. Reading my old post from Philly was kind of weird…I miss Wawa and Philly so much but I don’t miss the craziness of that job! And I love that I spend significantly less time driving in traffic. I think I definitely made an improvement over the past year 🙂
Tell me about a day in your life. Are you dependent on coffee?