I have been off of caffeine since the middle of December. It has been great. There have been a few days since then I have a cup or two of regular coffee. Nothing too much that I am addicted to it again, but just enough to give me a pick me up when I need it.
Today was one of those days. My allergies were acting up. I was sneezing and I felt tired most of the day. I decided to make one cup of coffee to get me through the afternoon. We didn’t have any spoons near were the instant coffee was and I estimated how much to pour. I think I over estimated. I was jittery the entire afternoon and on the bus ride home, my leg would not stop shaking.
Caffeine has one big effect me on. It makes me hungry. Usually, I can handle the hunger until I get home from work and have a snack, but today, I was starving. When I got home, I had an apple, peanut butter sandwich, some watermelon and then I ate my banana bread topped with chocolate chips before my run.
My run was ok. I kept thinking I was going to crash and burn and not be able to finish it. It has happened before when I have felt like this. Not this time, I ran through it and completed my 4 miles.