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A Day in the Life

By Ontario Volleyball, 05/06/20, 12:00PM EDT


It will be approaching almost two months since the world began self-isolating which caused a total disruption in everyone's routine and cancelled many important plans. In the Ontario Volleyball community, this means a period without the sport we love and being able to play with teammates. Is it possible to go without volleyball for this long, you may ask. While it may be difficult, the membership manages to find ways to keep the game integrated in their lives, preparing for that day when everyone is able to return to the courts, whether that be in a gymnasium or on the sand.

In balancing school, volleyball training and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle in the age of social distancing, the athletes are determined to continue at - or better - the level where they left off. Of course, there will be modifications in their regiments but they also understand the importance of having fun, living normal and using this time to connect with family.

To give you a glimpse at how some of the athletes are keeping themselves occupied, two recent Grand Prix All-Stars, Julia Murmann and Liam MacArthur, shared their daily schedules.

Julia Murmann

Leaside Legacy / 18U
2020 OVA Grand Prix All-Star (MVP)

9:30 a.m.

I wake up then I have coffee and breakfast. 

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Then I start my online classes until around 1:00pm. 

2:00 p.m.

I usually do a workout at around this time. I switch between lift and HIIT (High intensity interval training). 

Then I spend time with my family usually outside either playing volleyball or just hanging out. 

7:30 p.m.

I have dinner (I've been trying to cook more!!!). Then I watch TV or a movie with my family. 

Julia Murmann - A Day in the Life

Liam MacArthur

Pakmen / 18U
2020 OVA Grand Prix All-Star (MVP)

11:00 a.m.

Wake up

11:30 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

Workout and yoga session

2:00 p.m.

*Attempt* to tire out the puppy

2:45 p.m.

Lunch time

3:30 p.m.

Pepper against the house

4:00 p.m.

School work

6:00 p.m.


7:45 p.m.

Facetime chats

9:15 p.m.


12:30 a.m.

Going to sleep

Liam MacArthur - A Day in the life