July 22nd – What Have We Learned?

Today I figured something out: there may not be a direct correlation between my level of exercise in the morning and my corresponding attitude all day. I know it’s a general theory: work out – raise endorphins – feel better all day long. But lately it seemed as if regardless of the level of exercise I completed (or a lack thereof), I’ve been cranky. Day in and day out. There’s simply been different levels of cranky to compare each day to.

Then I did the mental math: I had cut off my caffeine intake. AH HA. No amount of endorphins readily available can compare with my large coffee, milk & 2 sugars.

I’ve recently tried an experiment: cut off all caffeine during the week. Then use caffeine to pump me up the morning of a long run or a speed workout. The result of my self-imposed clinical trial: my speed did NOT increase, but the number of times my inner Dr. House did his virtual rounds vastly increased.

Conclusion: if I ever decide to cut caffeine out of my daily intake, it would be the equivalent of losing a How I Met Your Mother-type slap bet. Seriously. If I ever mention to anyone ever again that I am swearing off coffee, you get a free slap. Non-transferable.

…there are times where I really should be able to get in to a movie by paying the child’s price for the ticket. I swear, I’m a damn 8 year-old encased in an adult body.


Author: backofthepacker

A slow running, wine slurping, Disney-loving, bourbon swilling triathlete that is simply looking to go from ordinary to extraordinary...and hopefully motivate others along the way.

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