Sunday, December 05, 2010

hello, winter.

sunday routine
after reading about cal newport's sunday ritual, i wanted to share my own sunday traditions! you all know i'm typically a creature of habit and routine -- and for the most part, i'm okay (even happy) with this.

cal's ritual includes a late wake-up call, a trip to the gym ("hangover permitting"), a 3 hour study-fest, and a careful monday planning session.

while my relatives still like to refer to me as 'in school' (i'd be in the 25th grade!), my hangover-nursing sundays are (thankfully) over. so here goes my sunday routine . . . if you have one, i'd love to see yours!
sunday rituals: shubox style

what is this white stuff!?
normally, when we get snow it's an event that people are buzzing about for days on before it actually happens. yesterday's snowflakes were a sneak attack! a fun surprise for me since i was stuck inside all day (after rounding in the hospital) and it made my grant-writing seem almost . . . cozy.

thanks, mother nature!

off to do some of the above planning rituals, and then for my long run. it is going to be a cold one but i think today is going to be super-busy and it will be a fantastic feeling to be done before going in to round!



workout: 50 minutes on the elliptical, levels 9-12. sometime i think i'm the only runner who does not hate that machine! it is ideal for magazine reading, gives my joints a break, is a good cardiovascular workout, and goes by quickly when i break it up into intervals.

cuisine: well, it's been sort of a lame weekend in the cooking/dining out department. priorities, i suppose!

grant report: so close!! i can see the finish line from here . . .


  1. Congrats on almost being done with your grant! That is awesome. I miss snow so much. Luckily I get to see some of it in Colorado soon. Still, it feels odd being able to walk around in short sleeves. Really weird.

  2. I love when you share your lists/rituals. Mine isn't quite so organized but usually involves grocery shopping, however, I never plan meals before I go. I need to work on that!

  3. I don't mind the elliptical either.

    My Sunday routine goes something like this:
    • make breakfast
    • do various errands around the house (laundry, dishes)
    • go to the gym
    • nap
    • make grocery list
    • walk dog
    • go to grocery store
    • make dinner

  4. My Sunday is normally very busy, because my Saturday is laid back. My routine looks something like this,
    Head start ingredients prep for the week
    Clean refrigerator
    Clean apartment.

    Totally wears me out by evening, but sets the tempo for the week!

  5. Oh I'd prefer the epileptical elliptical (but I just loved that typo).. over the treadmill any day.
    I will be following you. Just so you know, hope you don't mind.

  6. Anonymous7:52 PM

    I like the elliptical too. My Sunday routine is pretty flexible.
    Laundry or possibly a trip to the mall
    Clean room
    Get organized for the week/tv time

  7. atilla11:46 PM

    wow snow

  8. You got snow before we did....crazy!

  9. Anonymous12:17 PM

    Interesting Sunday routine! Mine would look quite different, since neither the gym nor the supermarket is open on Sundays. Still it might be a good idea to think about a good routine to start the week off well.

    Also, I want to thank you for writing such an inspiring blog. You prompted me (together with some other blogs that I love) to start my own and also to order a space24 planner which I already love after a week of use.