Cat, Cycle, Swim and Fred Flintsone

I wrote last month about my cat Molly and that she is back sleeping with me and the dogs at night. Well, last night she reminded me more of the cat that Fred Flintsone had. Remember the tune “maybe Fred will win the fight and that cat will stay out for the night.”?  She is a smart cat and I am sure she knows when I really need to get sleep because those are the nights she keeps waking me up. Last night for two hours she kept poking and meowing just as I would fall asleep. So I succeeded in doing what Fred didn’t, by 12:30 this morning I put her out in the hall and closed the door – no window to jump back into my bedroom. I finally got to sleep, but it was only for 4 hours before my alarm went off. I debated about sleeping in and skipping my workout, but I knew I would not have time after work, so I got up and went to spin class. And I am so glad I did. The class was challenging, but I got a good workout in. After I swam with three of my friends and I did something I have not done before – when we swam a 200 meter set I came in on 3:51. No pull buoy, it was all me and I broke through 4 minutes.If I had slept in I would not have reached that new little milestone.  In all I swam 1,800 meters. Not too bad for such little sleep.

Through out the morning I was feeling the fatigue of two morning workouts on a total of five hours sleep at most. There is something I must confess – I have picked up a habit I never thought I would return to… I drink Diet Coke on occasion when I need a caffein boost. Coffee stops working for me after 11 and only gives me the gitters. I have tried healthier options with Yerba and much more caffein than Diet Coke, but that soda does the trick for me every time. By 3:00 I felt like a new person. I try not to drink it daily, lately it is about three a week. Sounds like a smoker, doesn’t it? Only three a day, really… Is it terrible? I have a very healthy diet, but I am sure there are far better options. Getting to bed earlier being the first one. But I am not going to beat myself up. Or my cat for that matter.

Today, from start to finish, was really a good day. Yes, I was a bit tired, but it didn’t stop me from enjoying my workouts, my friends, and the events of the day. It is all in the perspective, I chose to get out of bed and take on the day and it turned out well, Diet Coke and all. I guess you could say I had a Yabba Dabba Do Time…

Published by elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

8 thoughts on “Cat, Cycle, Swim and Fred Flintsone

  1. That’s a great post – and no, that doesn’t sound like a smoker… A smoker would cop to three smokes a week – thinking that’s an honest confession… When he’s smoking a pack a day. Take it from an ex-drunk. “Nah, I only had a couple… [under breath] Of six packs…” THAT sounds like a smoker. 😉

  2. Congrats on the 200m set… Sounds like a long overdue milestone to pass. Keep up the great work and a little indulgence every now and then is sometimes just the reward and motivation we need to keep at it.

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