So I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
Here’s what I’m thinking today…
In August 2013, I decided to give up alcohol and caffeine. Crazy, right?
The story is that I am a terrible sleeper – it’s has to be dark, quiet, comfortable & I need a book. Even then, I sometimes can’t sleep. Somewhere I read that it would help to eliminate caffeine and alcohol.
It was really difficult to give up coffee. I LOVE COFFEE.
Then there’s energy gels. Most have caffeine, right? So I had to limit myself to rootbeer & peanut butter GUs.
Did my running suffer? Not that I noticed.
Did my sleeping improve?? Hard to say. Sometimes yes and sometimes no.
Little by little, I have been cheating by having decaf Starbucks lattes and an occasional glass of wine or mixed drink. I have even bought salted caramel and caramel macchiato GUs.
But for some reason, this week I have been feeling the need for CAFFEINE!!! I mean like I crave it. I feel so sluggish at work.
So twice, I’ve gone to Starbucks and bought a Flat White. (Today could make it 3 times.)
It was great. I started to feel better and I felt so much more energetic after work. And I had great runs.
Am I going back to caffeine?
Not yet… but maybe soon.
I NEED SUNSHINE!!!
Maybe it’s not the caffeine that I need but the sun!! It’s been cloudy for weeks and even if it is sunny, I work inside and it’s dark when I go out to run.
I went for a short walk today…because the sky was blue and the sun was out. It was cold and windy but you can’t have everything.
And then after work when I run, it will look like above ….dark!! But at least I did get to feel the sun on my face for a few moments today.
Yes, one week from day, I will be flying to Florida!! It’s too soon to trust the weather forecasts.
I am just hoping for SUNSHINE!!
Happy Running! What are you thinking about today?