A day in the life of...

A day in the life of...

A day in the life of...

GB Olympic Snowboard X Athlete

Zoe Gillings-Brier

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6:45am - Get up
7:15am - Breakfast and some time with my daughter Léa who’s only 3 months old
8:25am - 9am - Drive up the mountain
9am - 12:30pm Train on the mountain with the British snowboard X team 
12:30pm - 1:30pm - lunch
1:30pm - 3pm More training on the mountain and then an afternoon snack
3pm - 3:35pm - Drive back home
3:35pm - 4:30pm Time with Léa 
4:30pm - Gym session. Either strength, power, mobility, cardio or recovery depending on the day - post workout snack and then some time with Léa
7pm - Dinner and stretching
10pm - Sleep


Breakfast - Scrambled eggs with peppers and mushrooms wrapped in a corn tortilla. Gives me Carbs, protein and veg, everything I need in my breakfast. Plus it's delicious!
Morning snack (kept in my jacket pocket so I can eat it while going up the ski lift. That way I don’t miss any training time!) - Get Buzzing bar, my favourite flavour is Wowbutter.
Lunch - Mixed salad from the salad bar at the mountain lodge. They have a really good selection of veg, meat, pasta salads and all sorts so it’s easy to get a variety of colours.
Afternoon snack - Recovery shake to give me protein for muscle recovery and carbs for replenishing energy stores
Second afternoon snack - Protein shake after the gym session to help my muscles recover and grow.
Dinner - Protein and lots of vegetables so something like Grilled salmon and roasted mixed veg.
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