Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Oh, yes you can
bonk on your commute home. From work, not a workOUT. I may have prime mountain-view real estate now but no one tells you what that really means. It means you live at the top of a huge-ass hill. Add a few thousand feet of elevation to that big ol' hill-of-a commute after spending a few weeks just slightly above sea level eating frozen custard and yes, you can bonk on your walk home. Your five minute walk home. Its getting easier day by day, but that first day I really didn't think I could make it. Within sight of my house I wanted to sit down in the alley and recover before tackling the last block. I think someone's going to get her little booty in real mountain shape this summer whether she likes it or not!
You can also....
be decaffeinated. For almost a month. And live to tell about it. Saturday will be four weeks caffeine-free for me. I don't think I can go all summer -- at least not the way the summer is looking right now -- but I'm happy with a little month hiatus. Because you don't realize how powerful a drug caffeine is until you try to quit. It was a rough first five days. And I would argue that it took me almost two weeks to really feel like I had kicked the habit. But I did it.
And while we're talking about things you CAN do, lets talk about things I SHOULD do.....
like set some goals (fitness and otherwise), and go for some runs, and maybe even write some blogs now and then. Tomorrow is my first day off since coming back to town after off-season so it looks like I'll have plenty to keep me busy.