Monday, June 25, 2012

a day in the life

Last Friday I had a busy day and because this blog is all about me, I have decided to write it up for you.

5:05 - wake up, coffee, drive to pool
5:40 - set up knockoff TRX straps for core work for Masters
6-7:00 - coach Masters
7-7:30 - coach individual / technique lesson
7:40-8:10 - shovel breakfast in mouth at local eatery
8:10-8:25 - drive to downtown Raleigh to coach HS runners
8:30-9:30 - coach HS XC team (run 3 miles easy for me)
9:30-10 - drive to West Cary
10:05-11:40 - lead group ride with intervals (28 miles)
11:40-12:20 - drive to Chapel Hill for swim with athlete
12:30 - 1:15 - swim 2,000yds with athlete / discuss race strategy
1:15 - slide down fun-kiddie-slide
1:30 - drive home; shovel sandwich purchased at breakfast in mouth
2:00-2:30 - answer emails
2:30-4:00 - fall into a deep dreamless slumber
4:00-4:15 - make coffee, grunt greetings at wife
4:15-5:45 - answer emails / feedback / plan adjustments
5:45 - off to dinner/fun time

The Wednesday prior I had a similarly busy day, which was preceded by our boy waking up early.  Apparently I told everyone I met that morning what time I had been up since (he did not go back to sleep until just before I left to swim at 525).  One of my athletes wrote up this, from the Book of Logan, verse 3:52 (am):
Logan 3:52 (am) -
Arise! Arise, parental unit, Arise!
Thou art the beacon of light for feeding,
teething, and changing late into the night.
'Tis the noble man who bears the heavy load
of a full diaper upon thy shoulders, who warms a bottle
with eyes closed, and who entertains until sleep befalls the
little one just minutes prior to your morning alarm.
Thou shall bear this responsiblity for 2? Nay! 4? NAY! 18 Years!
Sleep is but a fleeting memory for thee.
Power naps and coffee are now your elixir of life!
Arise, parental unit, Arise!

On Sunday we went to cheer Bri on at the Smile Train sprint triathlon.  She had another great race and finished 1st female, top ten overall.  Here she is approaching the finish. 

Bri rocks!  I have a lot of fun watching her and everyone else race.  I did not miss racing the event at all.  I guess that means I have perspective.  Or am lazy.  They amount to the same thing.


Donna said...

That verse from the book of Logan is good! Next verse, teething...

Steve said...

Bri looks like she has a great stride... not that I'd know anything about it. Take care Marty, life never gets easy I don't think... Treasure the good times, and endure the others. It is what I plan on doing, and luckily most of my days are pretty dang good. :) xo

Publish this one. I dare ya. :) Ha Ha