Hey there, ladies! (says Lindsay)
I have a question for you all this morning:
What is your favorite part of the day (any day)?
I think we’ve always done a fairly good job of keeping one another up to date on major life events and weekend happenings, but what I’m most curious about are the everyday routine moments that go undocumented. Just as an example, Jessie, when I read your Monday morning story, my first thought was: “Wow! Her mornings are SO different from mine.” I loved getting a peek into your typical NYC day.
So, I’m going to share a few of my favorite daily moments in the hopes that you’ll do the same.
Morning walks with Renley. You all know I’m a morning person. Nothing has changed there. On weekday mornings, I generally wake up at 6:30, and on the weekend I’ll try to sleep in until 7:00 or 7:30. The first thing I do every day is take Renley for a long walk and some Frisbee playtime. Thankfully the weather is pretty predictable in Austin, so I can always count on T-shirt temperatures and no rain. It’s a really nice way to start the day; I love spending some Mommy-and-me time with the wriggly pup.
Speaking of said pup, here is a recent picture of him. Look at dat face, squeal!
The hours between 4:30 and 6:00. After work (I normally work 8-4), you’ll find me at the gym. This is another highlight of my day. I like having some alone time to challenge myself, unwind from work, and catch up with gym friends (acquaintances?). We don’t really talk about workouts all that much, but lately I’ve been into functional fitness, Crossfit, yoga, and whatever activity Stephen and I fit in during the weekend, like rock-climbing, swimming with Renley, or hiking. I’ve actually pretty much stopped endurance sports like running, swimming and biking, which might surprise you guys since I was hooked on triathlons for so long. Eh, things change. I still run a little bit (I have to keep some sort of base for reffing lacrosse games), but I’m just not passionate about it anymore.
When I get back from the gym, Stephen has normally just finished working, and we’ll get started on dinner together or get ready for plans with friends.
Bedtime. Hah, I’m just realizing that the main highlights of my day are waking up and going to bed… hmm, what does that say about me? Let me explain the bedtime thing. Stephen stays up much later than I do most nights. My eyes start to close around 10:30 or 11:00 during the work week, but he doesn’t get tired until 1:30 or 2:00. Rather than just let me go to bed alone, he always comes to lay down with me for a while so we can read together and chat about the day. I seriously look forward to this moment EVERY single day, and I’ve been known to pout if I feel he’s “cutting my bedtime short”.
So, those are my favorite routine moments. Let’s hear yours, Super Friends!