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A day in the life with Madison Chock

A day in the life with Madison Chock

What does figure skater Madison Chock eat throughout a typical training day?

I wake up at around 8 a.m. and drink a glass of water with breakfast, usually a cup of flaxseed oatmeal. I like to add dried cranberries, fresh blueberries, and almond slivers. Then, I walk my dog.

I warm up for a half hour before first training session with my ice dance partner Evan Bates. I have little goals for each session – even the warm ups – and continue to set these little goals throughout the day.

We skate from 8 to 10 a.m. and have a break. I normally head home to make a second breakfast. Lately that has been consisting of half an avocado on Ezekiel bread, a few cubes of my favorite cheese, scrambled egg whites, and a cup of ginger tea with agave. I check emails and do some little chores, and take a nap if I have time.

I head back to the rink for our afternoon session 12:30-2:30 p.m. After, I grab a quick snack like a piece of fruit, almonds, or a protein bar.

Then it’s time for off ice class: either weight training or ballet/gyrotonics, depending on the day. I love doing yoga and gyro tonics in my free time. It's a relaxing way to still challenge your body but in a more soothing and healing way. Those sessions will typically last 45 minutes to an hour. On Wednesdays we will also have a physical therapy session at the rink after workout. On Thursdays and Fridays, I coach after our off ice class.

Home for lunch/recovery meal. I'll make a smoothie or pick one up on the way home.

I will usually have dinner around 6 or 7 p.m. Sometimes I have some type of protein such as fish, chicken, or red meat, along with a side of veggies. For example, salmon with Brussels sprouts and half a sweet potato. Lately, though, I've adopted a vegetarian diet. Doing prep work for my meals ahead of time is the hardest part about it, especially while traveling. If I’m not too hungry, I will have a salad consisting of avocado, beets, feta cheese, and cucumber.

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I unwind by playing with my dog Henry and listening to music, watching a TV show, or getting some more chores done. I love anything chocolatey as a snack – right now, I am in love with the Cadbury mini eggs! I will typically be in bed by 10 or 11 p.m.

I try to get eight to nine hours of sleep (but 10 if I’m lucky!).

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