Athletics Magazine

Day In The Life

By Brisdon @shutuprun

I haven’t done one of these posts in a long time (2011 maybe). I am really not sure anyone cares or should care about a day in the life of me, but for some reason I really like it when other people do these posts, so here goes (and if you do one of your own, let me know, I will read it!).

To start, you should know my days are all completely random and are never the same. This is because I work from home, set my own hours and have no clue when things are going to come up or where/how I’m going to fit in my workouts. Woe is me.

6:30 a.m. Woke up to these guys (Heidi and my parents’ dog, Kleo) ready for a walk and a crap.


Switch on the coffee, take my X2 Performance and vitamins and head out with two poop bags because no matter how much I let them out in the backyard they like to poop on our walks. I think it has something to do with enjoying watching me pick it up. I am going to invest in some dog training soon.

Day In The Life

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Get my running stuff on and eat an almond butter/jelly sandwich. Clean up dishes, feed dogs, feed guinea pig, take out recycling.


I’ve always only eaten the almond butter from Costco (because it’s affordable – MaraNatha brand), but now that I’ve had the Barney Butter I won’t go back. So much more full flavored and smooth.

7:48 a.m. Took Emma to school with some coffee to go because I am Beth and I am a caffeine-aholic.


7:53 a.m. Got caught in the drop off cluster. This is the only time when I really don’t like other parents. Try not to flip anybody off. Great self discipline.


8:00 a.m. Met up with Joie and drove to Picture Rock trailhead. The sky was unbelievably blue today.


8: 20 a.m. As always when you run with me, there has to be a pit stop prior (and many times during):


I really mean PIT.


On a side note, is it just me or is anyone else afraid some animal or snake is inside the pit toilet? I always assume some creature is going to bite my ass.

8:30 a.m. Off to run. If you are wondering if I still love my Hydra Quiver hydration pack, the answer is YES. I use it on every long run. No more fuel belt for me. Check out the pony tail. Crazy wind today.


8 miles. Gradual elevation gain of about 850 feet. Had one plain GU at 4 miles and some Nuun. Joie is trying to eat “real” food like dates when she runs. I just like processed things.

10:00 a.m. Run is done. Head to Starbucks to pick up and drop off donations for the high school after prom party. Think to myself that Starbucks is very generous with this type of thing. Consider hoarding all the mugs, coffee, etc. for myself but don’t do it.

11:00 a.m. Home. Answer emails, makes some work calls. Start writing a report. Yes, I work amidst chaos.


Wake up Sam because he is starting school late today. He is 16 but says he needs help “making” a bagel. I ask what he needs help with. The part where he puts it in the toaster or he part where he puts butter on it. “The whole thing,” he says.

11:30 a.m. Take 5 minutes to watch this video. It made me smile. It made me want to reproduce and have many more children. Okay, just for a fleeting moment.

12:00 noon. Sam says he feels really crappy. Allergies? Cold? Bubonic Plague? Who knows. He decides to stay home. I make him cinnamon apple tea with honey and force him to take a picture of me at my desk. What the children of bloggers have to go through.

12:30 p.m. Have a satisfying lunch of Anytime Vegetable Soup that I made yesterday and a bagel with melted cheese. Then some cookies.

1:00 p.m. ----->>>> whatever time. Probably 5:00 p.m. More work. Too boring to talk about. Eat some of this leftover from Easter (carrot cake). Yes, I do in fact like my icing to be as thick as my cake. That pink spot is where a Peep used to be.


You notice there has not yet been a shower. I do smell, but I don’t mind my own stink. I promise I will rinse off in the near future. Or, wipe down with Huggies at the very least.

6:00 p.m. Going to attend an Ironman Nutrition Seminar here. The head of my training group says, “IM is really an eating and drinking contest with some swimming, biking and running thrown in to make it fun.”

Day In The Life

7:30 p.m. ++++ Wine and popcorn and Mad Men.

WAKE UP! Were you really that bored with my life?


Would you rather go in a pit toilet or behind a bush? I usually pick the bush, but toilet paper was a necessity today.

What is your favorite hydration pack/belt?

What’s better in your mind – working from home or being in an office? I have to admit that I love the flexibility of my schedule and being able to smell with no one caring, but I do miss having colleagues and the camaraderie of the workplace.


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