I can’t complain.
I’m at the London Olympics and you’re likely not.
So you won’t put up with any whining.
But, so far, and as we just begin this, here’s how I think most days will break down.
4-5 Hrs. sleep
+ 10 minutes to eat
+ 1 hr of phone calls
+ 15-20 minutes blogging
+ 5 minutes of tweeting
+ 2 hrs filming and sending video
+ 1 hr taking photos
+ 4 mins wondering what that Londoner just said to me.
+ 10 hrs spent in London traffic, in the Underground, walking or on a bus
+ .5 hrs asking for directions
+ 2 hrs culling for stories
+ 2 hrs writing
+ 1 hr arguing to get somewhere they say we can’t go
+ 2 hrs waiting for something
+ 2 hrs watching an event
+ 2 hrs interviews
+ 2 minutes answering a text from my kids saying I’m too busy to text.
+ 18 minutes gulping down bottles of Diet Coke.
+ 2.5 hrs chasing after something you forgot or didn’t expect was going to happen
+ 2 mins wondering why I didn’t follow dreams of becoming a surfer
+ 5 minutes asking hotel staff why I have to buy my own bar of soap or pay for the in-room safe.
+ 2 minutes spent looking up at Big Ben in wonder
+ 15 minutes answering emails
+ 30 mins swearing at something electronic
+ .5 hrs doing radio or TV interviews.
+ 1.5 hrs panicking that I’m missing something
+ 3 minutes wondering when was the last time I peed
= A Normal Day.
And if you calculate it’s more than 24 hours…you get the idea of reporting from London 2012.