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Friday Five – A Day in the Life

Another crazy week is almost over! This week’s craziness didn’t leave me with much time to blog, but I’m taking some time to join Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia for another great Friday Five. This week’s topic is “a day in the life.” With some finagling, I can fit my day’s events into five sections to make it a true #FridayFive.

1. Morning Events

I wake up sometime between 5:00 and 6:00 depending on what needs to be done. If there’s a morning workout on the schedule, I wake up at 5:00 for sure. Whether or not there’s a workout on tap for the morning, I start every day with at least two cups of coffee.

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I always drink my coffee from my favorite Fiestaware mug.

I also take care of the cats, who demand to be fed.

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After getting myself ready and making sure I’ve got all the supplies I need for work and my afternoon workouts, I mix up a Vive! shake and hit the road for my commute to Spartanburg.

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I drink a Vive! shake every morning.

2. Morning Classes

I teach ballet classes 6 mornings a week. Two days, I’m at an elementary school where all of the 3rd and 4th graders get to take a dance class each week. I spend two other mornings at a college, where students can take a dance class to meet their physical education requirement. Another morning I teach adult ballet students (a mix of beginners and adults who have danced their whole lives), and on Saturdays, I teach the advanced teens at Ballet Spartanburg.

3. Afternoon Workout

I typically have a few hours between my morning and afternoon classes, so I go to the Y and workout. Some days I swim; some days I run; some days I do both; and some days I just hit the hot tub.

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Finishing up a swim at the Y.



There are some great places to run in the neighborhoods around the Y, so I try to run outside as much as possible.

4. Afternoon/Evening Classes

After getting cleaned up and hitting a coffee shop for a much needed dose of caffeine, I teach my afternoon/evening classes at Ballet Spartanburg. Typically, I have classes Monday through Thursday afternoons, but this month I’m teaching on Fridays also to makeup classes that were cancelled because of snow.

5. Back Home

Depending on the day of the week, I get home between 7 and 8:30. Time for some dinner, quality time with my cat, and some bourbon!


Such a cutie!

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So, that’s a typical day in the life of Liz! Tomorrow I’m off to Asheville for the half marathon. Fingers crossed for a PR!




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