Getting It DONE + Going Coffee Free

Hello, hello, good morning!

I had an eventful evening filled with running last night. Nine miles. Boom, done.

Why in the evening, you may ask?

Well, instead of hitting snooze on my alarm so I could wake up at 5:22am instead of 5:12am (because those extra ten minutes are precious), I shut it off. During the early, early morning (I’m assuming) I felt Ryan get out of bed, and I thought to myself – okay, his alarm will go off so I will wake up then. Nope. No alarm. Why? He left his phone in the bathroom. So, by the time we woke up it was 7am and I had successfully slept an hour and 45 minutes past my alarm.

Crap. I almost started to panic. Now my run will have to wait until after work, or I just don’t do it at all. Since I had no plans after work, I decided to just get it done, plug away through the miles, and then I could crash on the couch with a hot plate of dinner. Sounds good to me. I ran the miles at a 9:25 per mile pace. Steady, easy, get the job done kinda miles.

So, that’s exactly what I did. Not before having an appy of hummus and crackers (Mary’s Gone Crackers = my FAVE right now), of course.

If you are anything like me, you like routine. You enjoy having a plan, planning things, organizing your daily tasks, and sticking to the plan. I will be the first to admit that I can get very irritated when things don’t go according to plan, ergo why I started to panic this morning. Oh crap, the routine is thrown off. Okay, what do I do now? You make it work! Just because you miss your morning workout doesn’t mean you’ve missed it altogether. I have been being more aware about my perspective. I changed my frame of thinking and thought, Okay. How can I make this work for my schedule now? You can’t change anything in the past or in the future, but you certainly can control how you react to the present moment.

Speaking of dinner, we kept things super simple with chicken and roasted veggies. We have lots of produce in the fridge to use, so it was one of those “what can we use right away before it goes bad?” kind of dinner nights. Regardless, it hit the spot and the roasted garlic was a delicious touch!

On a separate note, I have been thinking about doing a little experiment and document it for you on the blog: giving up coffee for a week.

I know one week may seem like nothing, and although I don’t drink a ton of coffee anyway, I wanted to see how I would feel going coffee-free. I’m not ruling out all caffeine, as I will probably swap out my morning coffee with tea, but I find myself getting jittery and almost anxious feeling after coffee – and that’s just my one travel mug of coffee I drink each day! A little experimentation won’t hurt, right?

SO! Today is my first day. I will report back tomorrow with day 1’s findings ; )  Happy Thursday!

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