Before anyone gets too relaxed and comfy let me give fair warning: I'm trying to kick the coffee habit. Actually, I’ve been off java for over a week. So, I can’t be held totally responsible for what I might blog in the coming days.
My timing for putting on the cold turkey isn’t totally perfect. For starters last week I decided to begin my M-W-F morning swim a half-hour earlier to get in a full 90 minute workout. Now my alarm clock rattles my tired butt out of the sack at 4:15. (I know Wil; to you 4:15 is the midway point of your training day.) And, I pass eight thousand Starbucks on the way to the pool. Ohhh, so tempting.
Plus, my oldest daughter doesn’t get home from work until after 10 PM. If I don’t stay awake I’ll miss her return and not get to see her. You know, be there as a dad just in case she wants to talk. Lenno is introducing his second guest by the time I hit the sheets.
"How's it going?" you might ask. Well... It’s been a long week of withdrawal headaches, afternoon dozing, and general lack of humor. But things seemed to be getting a little easier. That was until this morning when the boss treated the office to a full custom espresso and cappuccino service. The delicious scent of those roasted pearls of heaven wafted down the hallway and into my office.
And... and... I can resist anything but temptation.
On my way to the coffee cart I stopped short, turned around, and closed my door. Whew, that was close. All was better now, right?
A second later my assistant came into my office for our morning briefing and what does she have in her hand? A double mocha cap. Ugh. I told her I was trying to kick the coffee habit and she said with a wink, “Slurrrrp… that’s too bad for you cuz this stuff is great. Slurrrrp.” Ugh... ugh!
It was a very short meeting.
Another reason why ditching caffeine now is crappy is this weekend I will attempt my first full 100 mile bike ride. (My longest distance to date is 75.) I’ll be leaving the house at 4:00 AM to make the trip to the start of the rally.
(Probably passing sixteen thousand Starbucks on the way.)
The forecast is for temperatures in the high 90s, 80% humidity, and winds gusting to 25.
Wish me luck.