Day in the Life:
Ashton Eaton is USA’s 2X Olympic champion and current world record holder in the decathlon. He also holds the current world record in the indoor heptathlon and was a 5X NCAA champion at the University of Oregon. In his recent gold medal victory at Rio, Ashton tied the Olympic Record.
Ashton’s wife Brianne Theisen-Eaton is also an accomplished Olympic medalist for Team Canada. The two of them train together in Europe and share a sample day.
Ashton and Brianne’s Daily Routine:
- 615AM – Coffee
- 630AM – Emails, News, Read Blogs, TV
- 735AM – Breakfast
- 10AM – Training
- 1245PM – Lunch and Rehab
- 245PM – Relax and have Fun
- 6PM – Dinner
- 7PM – Computer
- 1030PM – Snack, Read & Sleep
Morning coffee is a staple for the couple, “It’s the first thing that enters our minds when we wake up. We enjoy everything about it; making it, the smell of it, the taste of it…”
Some morning include catching up on last night’s favorite sitcoms, like The Kardashians and The Bachelor. Breakfast includes eggs, toast and fruit. “We also always try to drink a big glass of water at breakfast because we find that the morning is the time when we’ll forget to drink water (as we’re usually drinking coffee).”
“The Olympic year is always stressful for everyone, so something that we’ve been trying to do is make an effort to do one fun thing everyday. This prevents us from sitting in the house, thinking or stressing about track, gets our minds off things, and allows us to be normal people for half a day. “Something fun” when we’re at home means going to the mall or out to a movie.”
When Ashton and Brianne get home in the evenings, they’re usually on the computer, “… to do whatever people do on their computers constantly.” Ashton enjoys playing Xbox with friends.
Ashton might have a snack of yogurt and muesli in bed, while Brianne reads and they prepare to sleep by 1030PM.
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