Daily Grind: International Soccer Player Diego Martinez

Daily Grind: International Soccer Player Diego Martinez Daily Grind: International Soccer Player Diego Martinez

Diego Martinez is about to enter his super senior season as a soccer player at the University of Rio Grande. Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Diego played in the youth ranks of the professional club Colo-Colo before making the move to southeastern Ohio. Here is what Diego’s day looks like during the spring semester.

8 am – Wake Up

Diego wakes up and gets himself ready for the day ahead.

9 am – Workout

Time to hit the weights! Diego heads along to the campus gym to complete a personal workout.

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10 am – Breakfast

Diego refuels post-workout by eating breakfast back at his house.

11 am – Work

Diego heads to his on-campus job, where he helps to maintain the soccer field – ensuring that the grass is in top condition for his teammates.

1 pm – Class 

Diego’s academic gets underway with his Environmental Science class.

2 pm – Lunch

Diego opts for a light lunch to fuel himself for practice.

3 pm – Team Practice

Diego returns to the field, but this time to enjoy the efforts of his previous hard work. Practice usually consists of possession boxes, some dribbling races, and a team scrimmage.

6 pm – Dinner

Following a strenuous day of exercise, Diego makes himself a nutritious dinner to refuel. He likes to embrace his Chilean roots by making some home-inspired food. 

7 pm – Homework

Back to his studies. Diego spends a portion of his evening doing homework and taking care of coursework for his online classes.

9 pm – Free Time

Diego unwinds by spending time with his housemates, playing video games, and watching movies.

11 pm – Bedtime

After a hectic day, Diego heads to bed to do it all over again tomorrow.

Image Credit: Rio Red Storm

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