Giving up caffeine could not have come at more challenging time, as my youngest son is going through a phase where he is waking up at 4:15am each morning and refusing to go back to bed. This means I get to start my day at 4:15am rather than my usual 5:00 wake-up call from my alarm. I also caught a cold, so I was not feeling 100%. These were times when coffee would have helped me to get through the day.
The first day was easy. No headache but I was exhausted. I skipped my run and fell asleep around 7:45pm that evening. The following day, I had a bad headache all day. I got through the days drinking decaf coffee. My running started to suffer as well. I could not go as fast or far and I started to get some pains in the back of my legs and lower back that I have had before. I kept telling myself, just give it two weeks.
I am happy to report that one and half weeks later I am back and better than ever. I have terrific energy throughout the day. I am back to my usual speed for my runs. My mood is better. I am very pleased and satisfied with my decision to give up caffeine.
Have you ever considered giving up caffeine?