Wednesday, August 09, 2006

A day in the life of CJ

5.30am - bugger, that's the alarm and not a dream. Up for breakfast of rolled oats with chocolate protein crunch (just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy - ok so its not coco pops but it could be!)

6.30am - drop son #3 off in Woden for work and then go to gym for a chest and triceps session followed by several killer abs exercises.

8.45am - make it into work. Check my email, make a couple of follow-up phone calls. Have a protein bar and an apple.

10am - off to Parliament House for the launch of the Out of the Abyss report - Australia's Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma by Tony Abbott. Went to get a coffee before proceedings started only to have everyone file into the room for the launch. Oh well, I'll get one later. Listened to a speech by the CEO of FASTT and a young Sudanese refugee before Tony Abbott got up to say his piece.

11.30am - back to work. Read more emails and chase up more phone calls that I missed when I was out. Annual reports from non-government organisations are waiting to be read.

12.30pm - Met Mr B for lunch. Heard more about his France trip. And got a very cute Tour de France t-shirt. Had minestrone with a side order of bread, and black coffee. Did order a cappuccino but it never appeared despite reminding the waiter that I was still waiting for it. Not happy.

2pm - back in the office ploughing through the annual reports, reading and replying to more emails and taking phone calls.

3.30pm - time for cottage cheese and strawberries and more annual reports - yech.

5.45pm - yoga class but not the sort that has me lying on a mat contemplating my navel and focusing on my breathing. This is more the twist the joints in the sockets and stretch to the point of (almost) no return type of yoga(Iyengar), all in the name of better alignment. And I have to admit that it was not one of my better nights - my alignment was nowhere to be seen, my lower back as very tetchy (I did aggravate it at last week's class) and I felt like an old crock. There were times when I could have quite easily have burst into tears and usually I am not a sook. I'm sure I've had more fun at the dentist.

7.30pm - dinner, finally. Cottage cheese and strawberries can only sustain a person for so long. Resisting the urge just to make do with peanut butter on toast, tonight its sweet chilli vegetarian sausages and stir fried vegies. This was followed by putting on a load of washing, stacking the dishwasher,washing those dishes that don't go in the dishwasher, making tomorrow's lunch, paying bills on-line, making the bed (can't stand getting into an unmade bed,)folding the washing that had been brought inside from the clothes line and put it away, and finally trying to catch up on some blog reading and do my own entry. And finishing off with some diet strawberry jelly and a choc'n'toffee hot drink.

Somewhere between 10.30pm and 11.30pm - finally get to bed but not before checking that the alarm is set for 5.30am for tomorrow's interval run before brekkie with Strewth.



TA and the Gnome said...

Sounds like some of my days!. My non-fitness type friends just shake their head at me and I guess yours do too :-).


Lulu said...

That's one busy day. I would be passed out by lunctime at that rate!

Hilary said...

Gawd you are a busy woman!! Cant believe you find the time to fit in your workouts as well!

Hilary xx

Tuggeranong Don said...

Isn't there a sense of satisfaction to get through a day like that CJ? And all those references to emails. Made me realise just how much they structure our day.

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