Thursday, September 4, 2014

Day In The Life with Martha Kate

Another installment of Day In the Life Sports Edition. Today is Martha Kate from Seasons with the Strattons. I have recently found her blog and fell in love with her instantly. She travels with her husband to whatever team he is playing for at the time. 

In an effort for more of y'all to understand what Minor League Life is like, I wanted to share what a day in our lives looks like during baseball season.  Our schedule varies depending on if the team is playing at home or on the road and the time of the game.  Most games are night games, so this is a typical day:

10:30 Wake Up
This is a relatively "early" morning... Sometimes we don't wake up until 12:00, which for this morning person is crazy late.

12:00 Lunch
This normally looks like me cooking lunch or grabbing Panera.  Since Chris is never home for dinner, I like to cook lunch or my cooking skills would be really rusty during the offseason.  I cook enough so that I can have the leftovers for dinner so I don't have to eat at the field!

1:30 Chris Leaves
Anywhere from 1:00-2:00 Chris heads to the field for BP and stretch before the game.  This is when I blog, run any errands, work out, or do things around the cottage.  Pretty much it is my time during the day that I get things done!

6:00 Head to the Game
This depends on the day.  Games normally start at 7:00, but as the season gets towards the end I tend to show up later and later on days Chris isn't pitching.  That is what around 140 baseball games in five months does to you.

7:00-10:00 Baseball Game

11:00 Get Home
Depending on how long it takes Chris to get out of the locker room, we are home around 11:00.  Chris eats his dinner that he gets at the field, and we unwind after the game.  This is my favorite time of the day night, because we have time to talk about our days and spend some time together.

2:00 Bed Time
Now you understand why we don't wake up until 12:00 some mornings! 

It is definitely a crazy lifestyle that not many other jobs are like.  Needless to say, one of our favorite parts of the offseason is getting back into a normal routine.  Which means we are in bed by 9:00! 

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this Jessa! :)

  2. Do you go to all his games? that's so sweet of you!

  3. Holy Smokes - this is a busy day! 2 am - I can't imagine, we go to bed at 10 ;)

  4. Very interesting - my dad played minor league baseball for the first year of my life, but we never really talked much about it.

  5. I know. We (Gary and I) have only 1 car so during season my bedtime routine gets all messed up.


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