Recently I have felt like I don’t have enough time in the day.
Well, let me rephrase that.
Recently I have felt like I don’t have enough time in the day for my personal life. I have plenty of time in the day at work :)
I find myself racing through the evenings to get everything done that I need to. Take yesterday for example:
5:45 – Leave work (and this is early, typically it is never before 6:30)
6:20 – Check into spinning (I love Flywheel)
7:20 – Walk out of spinning, absolutely covered in sweat
7: 23 – Stop by Trader Joes to pick up a few things for dinner
7:33 – Wait in the ridiculously long line at Trader Joes – and when I say ridiculous, I mean ridiculous. There were easily 50 people in the two lines at their popular Upper Westside Location
8:00 – Finally leave Trader Joes, walk home and call my parents
8:05 – Get home
8:10 – Start a load of laundry
8:15 – Shower
8:25 – Stretch while watching TV
8:35 – Start a load of laundry
8:45 – Start making dinner (World’s Best Chicken, made by Worlds Best Wife)
9:15 – Switch clothes from washer to dryer
9:20 – Fold laundry that was left in dryer from night before
9:30 – Eat dinner
10:00 – Fold more laundry while watching House Hunters, NYC!
10:20 – Wash dishes and clean up kitchen
10:35 – Get ready for bed
10:45 – Finish watching House Hunters International
11:00 – Turn out the lights and go to bed
Yeah, I know. It is exhausting. And all of this is after working all day. So I have been thinking, how can I use my time efficiently. One of the biggest time wasters is my commute home. Now it isn’t super long – it probably takes me 40 minutes door to door, but it is a lot of wasted space. So that got me thinking… what if I was able to get my work out in before I got home.
When I worked at a school, that answer was easy – coach the track team and work out with the kids from 3:30pm – 5pm. Workout done before I left work. Unfortunately, I don’t have that luxury any more. So I had to think harder.
That’s when the light bulb went off — what if I started using running as a mode of transportation? Brilliant!
So today, I ran home from work. It was only 3.5 miles and took me 30 minutes. Yeah, that’s right, I just shaved 5-10 minutes off my commute and by the time I arrived home, I had already finished my workout. Genius.
That’s right. Blogger, philanthropist, wife and now, genius!