Monday, April 6, 2009

Special Tea

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...)

15 comments:

Melanie said...

enjoy the rest days and hope you have an excellent weekend away! :D

teacherwoman said...

I too would like to follow suit and get to bed earlier and up earlier, even if I am not working out. There is no reason why I can't go to work early, and leave when my contract hours are up at 335 anway!

The situation with the tea sounds interesting. Something special, that's for sure!

Marci said...

I wish I could train myself to go to bed early. Enjoy your wine tour, that sounds like fun!

Missy said...

4:30 blows chow, I'm just here to tell ya (note comment time) BUT you do get some good stuff done before the rest of the world is even rolling AND going to bed by 9pm is not a problem!

joyRuN said...

Even if I do go to bed by 9pm, I still CANNOT get up at 4:30a - sooo early!

Marlene said...

So weird about the tea!

Your weekend away sounds PERFECT!

Eileen Swanson said...

Yes it is tough to get to bed by 9 or 10PM every night. But once you get used to it, it works out great. We get up at 4:30AM 3 xs a week and it's so worth it to get alot of training done early ;-)

Lily on the Road said...

I'm up at 5:30 (well 6:00am right now)

I love mornings, so the earlier the better. I do my yoga and reflect upon the day....

then bitch that I have to go to work LOL...

Have a great time at the winefest, have a sip for ME!

Lauren said...

I could use some of that tea!

Trihardist said...

I'm also definitely feeling the need for a weekend away. The level of training that we do in this sport definitely contributes a great deal of stress to life, and I'm really feeling it this training cycle.

Very few wine festivals in Kansas, though :-\

TNTcoach Ken said...

I HATE waking up at 4:30 AM! I will never get used to it. Oh, sorry this is your post.

Alexandra said...

Hmmmm! What could that special flavour be?

Your weekend away sounds like a nice way to celebrate your accomplishments so far this year!

Alexandra said...

Hmmmm! What could that special flavour be?

Your weekend away sounds like a nice way to celebrate your accomplishments so far this year!

lindsay said...

mmm rest days. waking up at 4:30 however... not so mmm. i'm sure once you get on a 'regular schedule' it'll go pretty smoothly though!

Marathon Maritza said...

ahhhh 'tea'...is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Great job on the 4:30 wake up calls! I am right there with ya and it does get more routine after a while! :)

Your swimming is going excellent, by the way! Way to challenge yourself by working out with the 'speedy folks!'