Fans of TriGuyJt react to shocking news that the blogger-triathlete-sportscaster guy is thinking of curbing his coffee intake.
A little history. Often, I would use a product called "Ripped Force", which I believe had things like massive amounts of caffeine, Ma Huang , ginseng , and God knows, antifreeze, plus small particles of plutonium. The stuff had a kick. I would use half a bottle in the am before I went to the gym, or went on a long run, or bike or swim. To say the stuff helped my workouts is to say that the Grand Canyon is a little ditch. Wow. I recall my bride used, perhaps a 5th of a bottle for her workouts, and she actually had to come off it. One doctor visit she was told she had high blood pressure. That was about 6-7 years ago.
Somehow, I quit using the stuff. Hypnotism might have played a part....but .....I.......just can't recall...... I would drink usual Diet Coke and average run of the mill coffee. Nothing earth-shattering.
But the past couple years or so, I have discovered a strong brand. Its the brand that my tri-buddy-philosopher-folk music star Charlie is not a big fan of. I won't name the brand, but you can guess since the brand is beginning to TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Its got a great kick and I do like the tastes of many of the flavors. But I am not sure the coffee is helping me realize success in training and (This is important), keeping the scale in my bathroom from reading a higher and higher number each time I step on it. Its crazy. Get up. Go to the "crackhouse" as my bride jokingly calls it. Have the stuff...go to gym...have great workout..then go about my business and as the day goes on... EAT EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT NAILED DOWN". Its amazing.
My bride likes to go to the gym early..6:45 or so. I work nights...its not a fun turnaround for me, I would rather, not get up early, but go to get coffee about 8:00, then to the gym. Not cool. I would be missing lifting with my bride. She's a personal trainer. I was missing those workouts with her so I could go and get my FIX. And let me tell you, those workouts were killers!!!!
Great functional stuff ...
So, I am making an effort in getting the workout in, with extensive am nutrition and being more consistent with my habits throughout the day.
I am not a Red Bull guy. Once in a while tea, perhaps. So this plan to drop the dependence on caffeine is ambitious. I know I can order decaf, but I remember one of our reporters at FOX8 did a piece about some places decafs having some caffeine in them. ESPECIALLY where I usually go. That place that will DOMINATE THE PLANET. I recall Jodi wrote a month or so past, that she stopped craving coffee. She got up one day and POOF, it was gone. More power to her. She's a better woman--err.. person than me.