I never want to go on another run without first consuming my normal amount of caffeine.
There I was, not even off of our street and I was tired. No energy. Thinking…”Where is my coffee?”
I get up really early during the work week. There is just a lot that needs to get done for my company so I don’t have to work on Saturdays.
Saturdays were also dedicated to allowing me to sleep in a bit. That was a family rule that lasted all but 2 weeks.
“Suns out, Guns out”…says my 3 Year Old
My son is very much like me. Once he’s up, he’s up. There is no “wake up” period. He’s up!
It doesn’t matter if it’s 5:30am (when he tries to wake up) or 7:30am (when he is supposed to wake up). The boy hits the ground running.
Speaking of, he goes running with me in the morning, and is a great motivator. On Saturday morning I was so exhausted that there was not way in hell I was going for a run.
Cooper, sounding like he’s just consumed an energy drink, says to me:
Daddy! We need to go for a run!
I Hadn’t Even Made A Pot of Coffee
I’m not a Keurig drinker. I’m a pot-of-coffee drinker. It’s a great way to start to the day.
Another great way to start your day is to get your run complete by 7:30am. In Florida, anything after 7:30am during the summer season is miserable.
- Checking the mail – Miserable
- Taking out the trash – Miserable
- Thinking about checking the mail – Miserable
- Mowing the grass – Death!
Just a few examples of summer heat here along the Panhandle.
It was 6:45am. As much as it pains me to say, there was no time for coffee. If we were going to run it was going to be right now!
My Mind Was On Coffee
I laced up the Nikes, sprung open the Double Bob stroller and we were off running. While I was running in the right direction, my mind was running to the nearest Starbucks.
I was so tired and presumably looked like death running, that all I could think of was how great it was going to be once we got back home and I could have coffee.
It was a terrible run…mentally. Because I actually make good time on my 2 mile run. We shaved 6 minutes off the normal time.
I guess I wanted coffee so damn bad that I picked up the pace the entire time.
For me, coffee is a must to start my day. My Crossfit coach says I drink too much but he still loves me anyway!
Do you drink coffee before a run? I would love to know!1