Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I feel like I'm playing a virtual game of Peek-A-Boo with blogging recently.  I'll post one day and then disappear for multiple days.  Until I checked it myself, I hadn't realized that my last post was Friday.  I went three days without posting!

And the sad part is, it's not because I chose to do something else or didn't have anything to blog about.  I didn't decide to do any extra workouts (my foot's still in recovery) either.  I simply cannot find the time lately.

I spent some time in my head this morning figuring out how much "free time" I have each day.  This is what I came up with...

Out of 24 hours of the day, I spend...
  • 8 hours at work (on my feet for 7.5 of those hours)
  • 2 hours commuting to and from work (via bike)
  • 1 hour prepping lunch/bike before commuting to work
  • 1 hour unpacking, cleaning, showering, etc. after getting home from work
  • 8-9 hours sleeping

That leaves me 3-4 hours every day to do other things like make and eat breakfast, clean up, grocery shopping, going to the store, laundry and obviously blogging.  As you can tell, blogging gets pushed back from time to time.  However, since I did my grocery shopping the other day (minus getting milk because it didn't fit in my backpack), and visited the bike shop yesterday to figure out Vegas rental issues, today I find myself with a bit more unreserved time.

Whatever will I do once my foot is healed
and I start throwing runs back into the mix?!  Hahaha

I will admit, however, that the commuting to work is working out really well.  Today will be the 7th straight day of commuting by bike to work and I have a total of 10 miles on the car for the last 9 days.

I have Wednesday and Thursday off this week - very much looking forward to two days to unwind and catch back up on things - and then I'm not off again until the 27th; 8 days straight of workMy apologies go out to my roommate.  The dishes will most likely pile up over the next week or two.  I will do my best to keep up with general cleanliness, but I make no promises.

 On a totally unrelated note, Road ID just posted a Tweet about a new video from Danny Macaskill.  I had no idea who he is, but the video is awesome!  Makes me want to trade my road bike in for a BMX bike. 

Check it out HERE

1.  How much "free time" do you find you have on a normal day?
To those with kids, bless your heart!  I don't know how you stay sane.

2.  What is the first thing that you do when you find yourself with free time? 
Do you catch up with dishes, cleaning, organizing, or do you go straight for relaxation time?

Stay fit.  Stay healthy.  Stay safe. 



I get a ton of free time. As long as I ignore my children ...

Meg O @watchmegorun said...

You really are busy! When I have free time, I like to relax first: read, watch a movie, take my dog for a walk. Cleaning always comes last, whoops! I have at least a few hours a day free, but feel like theres always something else to do

Anonymous said...

Free time? It's in the morning during coffee and when everyone is in bed, even my husband!! I can steal a few moments here and there when my kids are occupied too.

Anonymous said...

Free time is when my daughter is napping or at her pre-school! But that "free" time is spent cleaning, training, organizing, yard work, grocery shopping, or of course working!

If I do have legit free time, I like to watch useless TV or read useless magazines!

CupCake@ Bigger Girls Can Run Too said...

Haven't had much free time lately, especially now that I'm in rehearsals again. But when I do have free time, I either read, catch up on a tv show or catch up with my friends/family..... speaking of which, I miss you!

Matthew Smith said...

Nice work on not driving anywhere! That's just amazing. I hope that foot gets better so you have something to do during the day. :)

Caroline said...

free time....hmm it is now, it is almost 11 pm I should be in bed...I am reading blogs...
stay at home moms of little kids do not get a lot of real free time..I get a few hours..and I use those to.....RUN!