I have three rest days on the schedule this week...and the first one is today! I might wind up moving a few thing here and there so it won't quite be three days, but we'll see how that plays out later in the week. With a rest day (and a general lack of training to talk about), how about a random post?
- I am trying to make a 4:30 wake up a regular thing during the week. Which means trying to make a big effort to go to bed between 9 and 10 every night. That's the challenge. If I get used to waking up at 4:30 it will be that much easier to make it to swimming on time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus I have some flexibility to work 6:30 to 3:30 on the other days if I want. Coming home at 3:30 is nice!
- I picked up the niftiest to-go tea cup ever last week from Totalitea in Bankers Hall here. It has a strainer that screws on to the top of the tumbler, so you can brew loose tea in the mug and drink straight out of the cup. So much handier than the Bodum press that I was using before. No picking tea leaves out of my teeth in the middle of meetings now!
- This morning I was drinking a new loose tea - black and green teas with apple, almonds, cinnamon and flavour. As I was drinking it I started to feel a little dizzy and nauseous. At first I thought it was just me, but after the second cup I knew it was the tea. Maybe there is something in the "flavour" that I'm allergic to? Or maybe there is something "special" in the tea? I passed the tea along to my tea lover coworker and it turns out it affected him too. Weird... I'm going with the "special" angle...
- I've been feeling like I could use a weekend away. On Saturday I found a cheap ticket to Kelowna for the Spring Wine Festival the first weekend in May. You know how much I love my wine festivals! I'll be back a few weeks later for my first triathlon of the season, but this weekend will be all about fun! (Plus no doubt a nice run or two...)