• A “Typical” Offseason Day

    A typical offseason day.
    The “typical” day in the offseason is quite a bit different from those during the season. I put typical in quotations because not many days are the same for me. My wife and I spend most of our time in Rochester, MN, where she is a nurse at St. Marys Hospital. Today she worked from 7:00-7:30pm, here’s how my day went…

    At 5:40, Emily (my wife) wakes up to get ready for work, I grunt, roll over and fall back to sleep until a little after 6:00. Twenty minutes later, I give Emily a ride to the hospital.

    On the way home I stop in at Best Buy to grab a cord we were missing for our surround sound.


    When I get back it’s time for coffee, breakfast and catching up on some TV shows on Netflix. Today I checked out a show called “Undeclared.” I liked it, so I will probably finish watching the 17 episodes…in about a week.

    After I am sufficiently awake (about 8:15), I head over to the computer to see what writing jobs I have to complete for the day. Today I had some freelance blog work for two different sites and editing to do on other articles. I take frequent breaks to do tasks around the apartment-cleaning, making the bed, doing dishes, etc. I am a utility guy year-round.

    Then it is time to head out for my rehab appointment. I have been dealing with a wrist injury for some time and I recently started rehab to resolve the issue. I meet with the therapist, Marge, at 11:20.

    After rehab, I am off to workout. Today’s exercises include plyometrics, a full body lift, prehab and stretching.

    On the way home, I stop at Target to get some chicken for dinner and special pens for wedding ‘Thank Yous.’ I always wonder what they think when I buy two completely unrelated items. I return home around 3:30 and get back on the keyboard. Feeling rather productive, I get through a few more blogs and articles, and then start dinner.

    I am getting better at timing the food, but still stink at it. I try to finish cooking dinner around 7:15, but usually end up somewhere within 20 minutes on either side of that target.

    After putting the chicken in the oven, it’s time for mental training. This consists of something different every day. Today I am doing some meditation and visualization.

    I leave to pick up Emily around 7:20 and we eat dinner when we get back. Honey mustard curry BBQ chicken and brown rice is on the docket. I try to switch it up most nights.

    After dinner, Emily and I usually sit on the couch to watch one of our Netflix shows. The show we love to hate right now is 90210. The acting is awful and the story line is average, but it gives us an excuse to not pay attention. We end up chatting and tuning into the episode here and there.

    About 9:15 we get ready to go to sleep. I turn on the humidifier, secretly open the window so Emily doesn’t know and jump into bed.

    This concludes what the most typical day looks like for me. Each one of my teammates and friends who play ball has a different schedule in the offseason. We all spend time preparing ourselves for next year, but how we spend the rest of our day varies.

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    Comments 13 Comments
    1. Jim Crikket's Avatar
      Jim Crikket -
      Thanks AJ, interesting stuff.

      As someone who has been married for a few decades longer than you, let me just share something that you really should know right now, rather than finding out later: You may THINK you're opening the window without Emily knowing... but you aren;t. In fact, you should just accept the fact that your wife will know EVERYTHING you do... forever. It's just how it is.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Undeclared - Is that the show with Seth Rogen and Jason Segel and Jay Baruchel? I think it only went one year on Fox. I loved it then, and I bought the season on DVD awhile back. Great show!!!
    1. Top Gun's Avatar
      Top Gun -
      I would think there is some good buys out there on black Friday, get with it!
    1. roger's Avatar
      roger -
      Now that your big day is behind you, Congrats!

      I second everything Mr. Crikket said above. They, Bonnie in my case, always know and are always right. Even when we are sure we are.
    1. JB_Iowa's Avatar
      JB_Iowa -
      Thanks for posting here. And your wife has to practice by knowing everything you do -- that way she'll know everything your kids do (often before they do it!).
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      AJ, you blog on here and Baseball America and Moneyning.com... a few more blogs like this and you could do some marriage and parenting blogs too!!
    1. ssmart's Avatar
      ssmart -
      Thanks for the blog on Twins Daily. Just wanted to say Hi to a fellow Rochesterite.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Great post and you definitely have potential as a blogger/writer in the future. Hope the wrist gets better.
    1. AJPettersen's Avatar
      AJPettersen -
      Quote Originally Posted by ssmart View Post
      Thanks for the blog on Twins Daily. Just wanted to say Hi to a fellow Rochesterite.
      Rochester is a great city, thanks for checking out the blog!
    1. AJPettersen's Avatar
      AJPettersen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Crikket View Post
      Thanks AJ, interesting stuff.

      As someone who has been married for a few decades longer than you, let me just share something that you really should know right now, rather than finding out later: You may THINK you're opening the window without Emily knowing... but you aren;t. In fact, you should just accept the fact that your wife will know EVERYTHING you do... forever. It's just how it is.
      Haha, she definitely knows everytime I do it!
    1. AJPettersen's Avatar
      AJPettersen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Seth Stohs View Post
      Undeclared - Is that the show with Seth Rogen and Jason Segel and Jay Baruchel? I think it only went one year on Fox. I loved it then, and I bought the season on DVD awhile back. Great show!!!
      It is a great show, I have been enjoying it. Will Ferrell even makes a cameo appearance!
    1. AJPettersen's Avatar
      AJPettersen -
      Quote Originally Posted by roger View Post
      Now that your big day is behind you, Congrats!

      I second everything Mr. Crikket said above. They, Bonnie in my case, always know and are always right. Even when we are sure we are.
      Thanks Roger! Good to hear from you, hope all is well! Haha, I am learning that!
    1. Parker Hageman's Avatar
      Parker Hageman -
      Congrats on the Baseball America piece. Looking forward to seeing it. If it is online, be sure to link to it in the forums so the rest of the community can take a look.
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