Thursday, April 25, 2013

30 Before 30: Number 7, SUCCESS!

I haven't posted about my 30 Before 30 list lately, but I haven't forgotten about it either.  I had planned to run the Country Music Half Marathon on April 27, but Kyndall had a ballgame.  I'm not a mom who can miss games (it's a little bit of an obsession), so I wasn't able to run.  I'm ready for a half marathon though, so is it cheating if I run a different half marathon and not the Country Music Half?

Lucky for me, my parents church is hosting a Color Run in June--that makes #1 on my list SUPER easy! I've also purchased tickets for not only a Jerrod Neimann concert, but LUNCH with him!!! Woohoo and away with #15.  

I'm also rounding out the end of #7:  Give up caffeine for 30 days.  In 3 days, I will have completed this task.  It was not nearly as difficult as I expected it to be.  I am (or was) VERY much addicted to caffeine--coffee every morning and several Mt. Dews or Dr. Pepper during the day.  I was proactive and took Tylenol religiously the first few days, so I bypassed any headaches.  After 30 days, I do think I will reintroduce caffienated beverages into my diet, just not a lot.  I plan to allow myself one cup of coffee and one soda per day.  

Personally, I saw no benefits to quitting caffeine.  My energy levels plummeted, but I didn't sleep any better at night.  The kidney issues I've been having for the past several years didn't improve.  And in case you didn't know, caffeine aids in certain bodily functions.  I don't know about you, but I can only eat so many Fiber One bars :)  

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