Virtual Coffee Date #1

Blueberry tea.

Blueberry tea.

Actually, I prefer tea over coffee.

I like it with cream or almond milk and a hint of stevia, and if I can’t have that then nothing in it at all.

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Sorry, it’s my first date(ever!) and I’m already starting to sound a little b**chy high maintenance. Maybe you’ve seen this “Virtual Coffee Date” thing circulating the web from other brilliant bloggers. Well, I so loved the idea that I had to steal it. Basically, I write about all the things I would sure as hell tell ya if we were sitting in a coffee shop and catching up on each others’ lives.

So, here goes.

If we were having coffee together…

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I would tell you that this week on the treadmill I ran 2 miles in less than 20 minutes! I did this in a fasted state in the morning. That’s a milestone! My original goal was to smash 3km in less than 20 minutes, I ended up smashing 3.2km in around 18:30 minutes. I think I earn double points for that one.

I also would tell you that I’m making an effort to sleep before 9:30pm, or at latest 10pm because those are the most important hours of shut eye. I’ve seen somewhere that sleeping around 9-10pm, every hour of sleep is equivalent to three hours and between 11pm-3am is the most crucial time for sleep because that’s when your body grows and repairs itself. Each hour slept between 4-6am is equivalent to 15 minutes. So…sleep early!

I would tell you that I attempted Ashtanga yoga this week and just didn’t have the patience for it. I held the poses as the instructor counted the seconds ticking by…it just bored me. I need to do some more research on what exactly the sequencing for ashtanga is. I’m so used to Vinyasa because it’s so much more movement–it’s like a dance of dynamic postures woven into one.

A hard vinyasa class with Dice.

A hard vinyasa class with Dice.

I would tell you that this week I am making a goal. Or three. I have been naught in terms of my eating habits. So this week I vow:

  1. To not snack past 4:30pm(what’s the point, when dinner’s just around the corner?)
  2. To save my healthy packaged snacks for desperate times(no Linda, you do not need to eat them when you’re at home and there’s a fridge full of food already).
  3. To listen to my hunger cues instead of emotional cues to eat.
  4. To drink water like a fish! I have been a terrible fish. In fact this week if I were a fish I would have probably dried out.

I would tell you that I found Avocado oil at my local Costco! I wanted to purchase it but my parents said a firm no and even seemed annoyed that I asked. In my opinion, avocado oil is one of the best oils because it is a great monounsaturated fat source–the best fat of all! I wonder if this oil has a distinct avocado taste. I’m also on the lookout for macadamia oil but it’s rare to find such exotic items in Canada.

Avocado oil! What a huge bottle...

Avocado oil! What a huge bottle…

I would tell you I had the weirdest, but coolest dream last night:

All I remember is that we were at an event, some sort of meet and greet event even though we all already knew each other. I specifically remember Dimitri was there. For some reason I was fond of his attitude and nature. His presence was different. We did icebreakers and had stick-on name tags of someone you have been paired with, but you have to guess who. Everyone walked around and mingled softly and I don’t remember if I was paired with Dimitri or one of my other comrades. I just remember feeling cool and collected and that I was popular, like my presence resonated within the small crowd of people too.

Skip ahead. We were on a mission. Although I don’t remember what the mission specifically was, I do remember we were on some sort of submarine/black train(the old fashion kind) and that there were these…sharks. These monstrous sharks that attacked the center engine of the ship, and we were to keep them under control. Every so often they would jump and attack the boat from below with their snout and it would cause the entire ship to go red, as if under emergency state. I remember my heart pounding as I watched them attack. At this rate I knew the boat will be going down very soon. I don’t know why, but our commander was dead serious when she said at that moment(in no accent),  “This ain’t no Japanese horror movie. This is Korean. This is serious.”

Suddenly the submarine turned into a railroad train. We went steam full ahead on night-black tracks. Danger lurked outside the windows. A movie director shows up for this one really quick part of my dream and told us our team was to put one hand on the glass window and look horrified as a 9 year old boy runs and jumps off the plank on the floor above us carelessly. And we did. I actually felt horrified as he plunged into the deep, dangerous depths with the monstrous sharks below.

Dimitri and I worked the train to keep it moving as fast as possible. We had a different commander now. I dont think I saw her face, but she had blonde short hair.

The train could leap over track of different levels and all of a sudden I was straddling the train.

Okay, but…it was an awesome dream because I remember most of it and it left me with a feeling when I woke up.

 

So that ends our first date. You probably ran off because you think I’m the weirdest person ever. Or maybe you think I’m pretty darn awesome and request a second one. Would you date me again, or would I have to result to eharmony?

*sips*

Alright, your turn. What’s been happening? Have you had any strange dreams? Any questions for me?

 


  • Sarah (Shh..Fit Happens)

    Interesting about the sleep..I guess I better get to bed! haha. I need to always remind myself to drink more water too! And as I get older, I really feel what I eat and my water intake affect how I physically feel, ie: headache from being dehydrated, tired from eating crap…. Good habit to get into while you are young!! 🙂 Have a good week!

    • Hey Sara, so how is that sleep going now? Sorry I didn’t see this comment until now!

      • Sarah @ Shh….Fit Happens

        Haha, well I have def. been getting to bed at 9 or 10 pretty regularly…altho I wake up at 5:45 three days a week, so it is much needed!!

  • The Running Schlub

    Very good information about the sleeping hours. I need to focus on that as well, I dont think I give my body enough time to repair itself. Interesting post concept, very good read, thanks for sharing.

  • It was my first “coffee date” too … I always thought I was such an “early to bed” type of girl. I’ve been noting my sleeping more with my Fitbit tracker … I don’t know how accurate the info is, but the times I “go to sleep” (when I say I’m attempting to actually go to sleep) and get up have been eye-opening. I stay up much later than I though I did. It does get hard, when you are a mom, and you have to make sure all your little chickies are home and safe … especially as the kids get older and want to stay out late. Teenagers aren’t good for mommy-sleep (daddy doesn’t seem to have any trouble falling asleep before the kids are home). I do love that you wrote down your dream. I often have vivid and strange dreams, and I always think I’ll remember them. But if I don’t take a moment and write it down, it fades away …

    • You should post a virtual coffee date sometime too! 🙂

      I’ve been looking more into lucid dreaming and wititng down your dreams is one of the mkst effective ways to get into it 🙂

  • Now that I’m working on a job that just never stops, I appreciate sleep more for my health in general and for enough energy to workout the next day. Kudos for making an effort to sleep earlier! =)

    Ashtanga is not for me too. I love the vigorous movements of Vinyasa. It makes me feel sexy and light because of the flowing movements.

    I really am loving your site! It’s about all the things I want to read and talk about. I say this even if my own blog is about travel. =)

    • I know exactly how you feel too about feeling smooth and sexy doing vinyasa! Other than Asthanga Pickups and Jumpbacks, I don’t really like the constant “hatha” style of it. It’s like you rest then jump back then jump through then rest.

      Thanks a lot! I’m glad you like it…I have so many more posts in my drafts, so I hope you check back sometime! Also, my dream is to travel, so I guess it wouldnt hurt to drool over your posts 🙂

    • Aw, thanks Jennica! I’m checking out your travel posts too 🙂