February is off to a good start. Honestly, February feels more like the start of the year to me than January did. I thought a Day in the Life post would be appropriate, as February has been sort of a new beginning for me. Tuesday, February 3, 2015.
6:20am-Alarm goes off. I let Pettitte out of his kennel and take him out for a quick bathroom break.
6:30am-I put on the work out clothes that I laid out the night before and throw my hair in a ponytail.
6:33am–I play with Pettitte and kind of laze around a bit and prepare Pettitte’s kong filled with peanut butter and blue buffalo.
6:45: Frank seems to be ready to go, so I put on an extra layer of pants and a sweatshirt, my jacket, hat and scarf.
6:48: I show Pettitte the peanut butter kong and he sprints for his kennel. I tuck him in with the kong and a toy and he enjoys breakfast as we slip out the door. We’ve found giving him breakfast in the kennel has totally ended any crying when we leave.
6:50am-We walk to Barry’s bootcamp in the 15 degree weather. Brrr. But we are signed up for the academy, so we have 18 more early morning walks to enjoy before the month is out.
7:00AM: We arrive at Barry’s and brave the crazy locker rooms to drop off our belongings and switch from boots to sneakers.
7:10am: Class starts. It’s legs and flutes day and I start on the floor. I generally think that all the barry’s trainers are fantastic, unfortunately, this might be the one that got away. The strength moves are way overcomplicated and he never makes it near my end of the room to check form. Fortunately, the running segment is much better. We have another set of strength and running and we are done. Since we are running overtime, almost everyone has skipped stretching, but I know I’m going to need every stretch I can get if I am going to make it through the academy.
8:15am: I head home.
8:25am: I give Pettitte breakfast part two in his tricky treat ball. He enjoys this while I take a 2 minute shower and throw dry shampoo in my hair.
8:35am I get dressed and do my make up, which consists only of moisturizer, powder and mascara.
8:45am: I read a few emails and play with pettitte for a few more minutes.
8:55am: I put Pettitte in his kennel and head to work.
9:00am: I’m at work. This is the beauty of basically no commute. I work quickly to finish up a few things before my morning meetings start.
9:30am I dig into the yogurt and cereal I packed for breakfast.
9:50am I send one last email and head to my chair meeting which is followed by a committee meeting.
11:40am Meetings are over, so I head to my downtown office. I have two different offices–note the different colors of the desks. I generally try to work in one or the other each day, but that rarely works out. At least I get exercise.
12:00pm: Work, work work.
1:30pm: Lunch arrives from Fresh and Co. I love Fresh and Co. I think they have a lot more variety in ingredients than chopt–for example, they have daiya vegan cheese, brussel sprouts, and all kinds of yumminess. Their seasonal salads are always fabulous too. I’d eat there everyday if it wasn’t so expensive! $16 later, my lunch: The Sante Fe Salad, chicken, onions, tomatoes, kale, cheese, corn and avocado. Plus, the low fat tex mex dressing that is so nice and spicy.
2:00PM A marathon of meetings starts and doesn’t end until 4:45pm.
4:45-5:20pm: I finish up a few things, but don’t even make a dent. Fortunately or unfortunately, I work until 11pm on Wednesdays, so I’ll have plenty of time to get caught up tomorrow.
5:25pm: Greet and walk Pettitte. He has to do a whole long wag, stretch and hide under the coffee table routine before he’ll go for a walk and he will NOT be rushed.
5:45pm-6:00pm: Back from the walk. I feed Petty in his treat ball. The best trainer advice I got was to never feed a puppy in a bowl. The ball method gives him some extra exercise. I play with Petty/try to keep him from chewing up absolutely everything in the house. 7 months is a very challenging age.
6:00pm-6:30pm: I hop in the shower, do my make up and get dressed–while still trying to keep the beagle in check.
6:30pm: I hop in a cab to the Princeton Club where I am meeting Frank for an Emory in Your City Alumni Event. It’s a cocktail reception and lecture about how a dog’s brain works. The ride is slow, so I open feedly and read Meghann’s post on the WDW 44 Challenge while I sit in traffic. I enjoy the post so much that I actually don’t even mind until I finish the post and look at the meter.
7:00pm-8:30pm: I enjoy a few too many passed appetizers and a small glass of wine at the cocktail reception. The lecture is fascinating, if you are into dogs, I suggest you check out the book How Dogs Love Us.
8:30-9:45pm: Frank and I walk to Ammos Estario for some dinner. We share the greek salad and zucchini fritters. I also have a few bites of Frank’s fish. Too bad I don’t have a picture of the salad because it was stunning.
We hop on the subway and our home by 10pm, just in time for Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce–LOVE.
10:00-11:30pm: We watch Girlfriend’s Guide and play with Pettitte. I feel bad he hasn’t gotten much attention today, so I book him a spot in day care for Friday and confirm his mid-day dog walkers for the next three months.
11:30pm: Brush teeth, remove makeup and go to bed.