Thanks a Latte!

There is nothing worse than having your alarm clock ihome go off and all you want to do is go back to sleep. Waking up groggy and miserable is not my idea of fun. Lately I have been trying to find ways to wake up with energy because the last time I went through this groggy wake up phase I ended up having basal cell carcinoma and you know how that went down. So, keeping my body in tip top shape is very important. Instead of going to bed completely exhausted last night I forced myself to have a shower and then prepare my lunch for work. When I woke up I will admit all I wanted to do was go back to sleep but I knew waking up a bit earlier would allow me to take my time getting ready in the morning. And it did. With the extra time I was able to make myself a latte to bring to work (instead of just a regular cup of joe.) And as I was frothing my milk it dawned on me that I should be making soy lattes to keep my skin nice and healthy. I read in a food guide book that if you had skin cancer, eating soy products and selenium everyday will diminish your chances of the dirty little bugger ever coming back again by 95%. Pretty good odds! I do get selenium in my flax every morning but having a wee soy latte will deifnitely help. And- it feels like such a treat to drink a latte in the morning! Win, win! You are probably thinking, “Siobhan… you said you were going to drink more water and less caffeine! And I am. I swear. I am using the ginormous water bottle above to hydrate everyday! Today’s success: I finished 3/4 of the bottle. One more quarter and I would have reached my goal! The downside is that this much water makes you have to constantly go to the bathroom. And, I am also drinking my orange/grapefruit juice in the morning along with a multi-vitamin and wild salmon fish oil pills to make sure that I am getting all those good nutrients to heal my scar and run healthy.
I got home and did not feel like doing my 3K quickie but I did it anyways before the sun went down. Annnnd- I did it without a bottle of water! That’s right– one point for Siobhan! It would have been a perfect run if it wasn’t for someone smoking a cigar while walking through the park. Running through smoke is not nice. It’s hard enough to breathe in the cold air without chemicals being rammed down your throat. Thanks a latte cigar smoker! My run perked up when Whip My Hair started blaring through my earbuds. I have a confession… everytime this song comes on, I whip my hair. I can’t help it. And it doesn’t matter where I am. In the office, running through the park, or at a club- I whip my haaaair, whip my haaaair! If you don’t know what I’m talking about check out this FIERCE performance by Willow Smith on The Ellen Show. She’s incredible.
Caution: Whipping your hair can be very dangerous.
Watch this hilarious interview with Ellen if you don’t believe me!
The 3K GO! Playlist
We R Who We R- Ke$ha
Don’t Stop the Music- Rihanna
Whip My Hair- Willow
Grenade- Bruno Mars
Cool down/Stretching
Grenade- Bruno Mars (Continued from my workout)
Beautiful- Goldfrapp
Stats of the Run
Distance: 3.16 km
Pace: 4:19 min/km
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Hydration to the Rescue!

The last few days I have been battling with myself to drink more water. I know how important it is to drink 8 glasses of water a day but for some reason I just find it SOOOO hard! And when I get a headache, start to feel tired, or get that “I’m bored, maybe I’m hungry?” feeling, I know it’s just my body telling me to rehydrate.

I started keeping water at my desk with the hopes that I will see it and know that I have to drink water. Does this help? Not really because whenever someone asks me if I want another coffee my first reaction is, “YES, PLEASE!” And then as they leave to get it, I realize I’m probably just tired because I haven’t had any water all day. And then of course, I drink my coffee anyways and hope to make up for it with water… later.

As “later” came around today, I got asked to “rescue a plant.”

That’s the one!

It was as dry as a bone and the leaves had turned from their bright green colour to a redish black. And it hit me- this is what my insides must look like after a run. Ok, ok! Maybe that is a slight exaggeration but, the key point here is: without water we are whithering away.

As I rescue this poor plant from dehydration, I hope it will be my daily reminder to hydrate myself!