Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A day in the life of Kyria..

Hey all! Today, we hear from Kyria, who shares her life journey over at The Travel Spot. She enjoys traveling (and writing about it!) running and taking some fantastic photos. Thanks Kyria!

Hello, I am Kyria from Travel Spot! For me to explain a “normal” day in my life is hard, since I am not working during the holidays. Since I have the time off, I have been taking advantage of it by visiting with friends and family. The day that I documented, I was staying with my friend in Oakland. She had to work so I spent the day at her house with the cats. I guess some things are always there, such as eating or running, but depending on where I am and what I am doing, the when changes. So here is a day in the life, as normal as it gets right now!

7:30 Wake up, brush teeth, pee, put in contacts, make bed. These are all things that no matter where I am, I do them every day. Even the making of the bed, which I get made fun of for, since I even do it when I am staying in a hotel.

7:34 Make coffee. Another MUST. Well actually the drinking part is the must, but first someone has to make it!

7:40 Empty Dishwasher, tidy up house, drink coffee. I figured since my friend is letting me stay at her house, the least I could do is help with some chores. She probably won’t be able to find anything now, since I also organized her fridge.

8:30 – 9:30 Read blogs, drink coffee. I don’t have breakfast right away on mornings when I don’t have to work. Even when I do have to work, I sometimes take my supplies in with me and have a bowl of cereal or something around 9ish. I like to have coffee first and chill out for a while. This morning I had breakfast at 9:30 and then spent some more time reading blogs and drinking coffee.

10:30 –10:37 Attempt to fix drain. Fail. Another chore I promised to do for my friend is to see if I could get her drain to drain faster. I wasn’t strong enough to get the drain out of the tub though. At 10:38 I give up on drain repairs for the time being.

10:40 –11:45 Decide to go running instead, get ready to run, drive to park, run. It’s a beautiful day in Oakland and I have a great run around Lake Merritt.

11:46 –12:15 Attempt to fix drain again. Success this time! I realized that I did not need to remove the drain. Instead I took out a different part, snaked the line and put it all back together again.

12:30 – 1:00 Tonight I am going to Sacramento, to stay with a different friend and her family for the weekend of the race. I got all my stuff packed and ready. It barely fits though, since I not only bought a pair of boots, but also a few sweaters in the last week (and some tights – 4.99 at Ross!) I stuff it all in the bag anyway.

1:00 – 1:30 Lunch:Spinach and beet salad with goat cheese and a hummus and carrot side dish. Yum.

1:30 – 2:30 A friend of mine asked for help making a button for her blog, so I spent sometime working on that, then from 2:30 – 3:00 I worked on the last of my Christmas cards. I am pretty much finished except for a couple people who I still don’t have the correct address for. I like to get them done early. That way can spent time doing my Christmas shopping. I am almost finished with that too; I just have a few gifts left to buy.

3:00 – 5:00 Spent a little more time tidying up the house and then worked on some pre-scheduled blogs for next week, since I will be staying with my parents, who don’t have Internet or cell service. So if I am not always commenting right away on your blogs that is why! Sorry!

5:00 My friend arrives home from work and we hang out and chat for a while before heading out for some grocery shopping (she has a dinner and a movie date tonight at her house) and then she drops me off at the Oakland BART station,where I take the BART to Walnut Creek to meet my other friend who is driving up to Sacramento tonight.

7:30 - 9:45 I get picked up at the Walnut Creek BART and we drive to Sacramento, with a stop in Vacaville for some sushi and ramen.

10:00 We finally get to the house around 10, and then I spend some time chatting with my friend and her family, who are hosting me for the race. They are like my 2nd family and are going to drop me off at the start line as well as watch me in several places during the race! I am so excited to have spectators to cheer me on!

10:30 Get ready for bed, brush teeth, take out contacts. I try to sleep but I am nervous for Sunday, so it takes me a while to get to sleep. Usually I go to bed pretty early, but tonight my nerves keep me up until about 11:30 when I finally fall asleep.

1) Hanging with the cats 2) Make the bed 3)Brush/Contacts 4) Make Coffee 5) Drink Coffee 6) Empty Dishwasher 7) Make Breakfast 8) Eat Breakfast/Read Blogs 9) Packing 10) Running 11) Fixing the Drain 12) Lunch 13) Snack 14) Christmas Cards 15) BART Schedule

Thanks Emily for having me over! I can’t wait to hear about everyone else’s days!

Thanks Kyria! I find it funny that you always make your bed. I don't even know if I made my bed once in the past year! I also must drink coffee. Which reminds me, I need to pick some up or I will be a sad girl!

What is a must in your day?

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