I've written about my morning routine in the past, but it has been a while. Clearly, things have changed since the days of:
So, here are mine. In fact, this is going to be series -- I'll follow it with a work routine / evening routine / weekend routine post in the future.
5 am alarm goes off (note: I go to sleep between 9 and 10 so this is not as hardcore as it sounds.)
I admittedly spend the next 5-10 minutes scrolling through something on my phone to wake up. I actually wonder if the blue light in my face helps with this (makes sense, right -- kind of the opposite of those orange goggles :) ).
5:10 am go downstairs, make coffee, often eat something small pre-run (example: 1/2 banana or 1/2 apple with almond butter). Check out feedly and allow caffeine to kick in.
5:35 am Go for run outside (I almost never use the treadmill these days unless it's pouring rain). Alternatively, start home barre3 workout (aiming for 4 runs / 2 barre sessions weekly these days). Today I did 4mi around the neighborhood, 2 a little faster, 1 warmup/1 cool down.
6:15 am curfew. Meaning - I need to be at home by this point to be fair to Josh. It's a mutually agreed-upon time that seems to work for both of us. Usually I shower at this point/get ready. A&C wake up any time between 6 and 7.
6:35 am I aim to be downstairs on "kid-duty" so that Josh can get ready. I make breakfast (usually eggs are the centerpiece) while C watches in his chair most days (while eating banana most of the time).
6:50 am We all eat together (though often A and C started eating while I was cooking, or sometimes on rare occasions A is still asleep!). I give C his medicine, try to clean up, and pack up lunch for work.
7:35 am Our nanny arrives; we talk about A&C and do any strategic planning about vacations/school activities/etc
7:45 am I leave for work, heading west and then up I-95 about 20 miles total. I usually listen to podcasts but sometimes -- like today -- just blast radio (Sirius XMU #35!)
8:20 am Arrive at work. Say hi to everyone and speak with our manager. Check email and respond to things; RSVP to a birthday party for Annabel
8:35 am 1st patient has checked in - time to work!
I am pretty happy with this routine -- I have enough time to work out, get to spend time (that actually does feel relatively 'quality') with A&C at breakfast, and I can relax a little bit on the commute up to work.