This is the first in a series of thoughts I'll bring each Sunday morning.
I thought the best place to start was how I start every morning... that is my morning coffee routine.
Now there are a lot of benefits to drinking a cup of coffee, including improving cognitive function, (which is important for us older folks!) and it actually can improve performance on your runs.
Coffee is also a great source of antioxidants, ranking just behind most berries.
But I think the major benefit is just the taste and the great feeling it gives me to start my morning.
So here is my morning coffee routine, when I first get up, I chug a glass of water first, then a cup of coffee. Now coffee doesn't really dehydrate you, but I like to start hydrating first thing so I don't forget.
I usually drink my coffee black. since I often fast in the morning. Adding cream, butter or sugar would break my fast. I've tried Bullet Proof coffee, adding butter and MCT oil to get a healthy fat injection in the morning, but I prefer to get my fats mixed with other nutrients later in the day.
I use a Keurig machine, but grind my own coffee instead of buying the K-cups. That way I can use some of our great local roasters.
I used to keep drinking coffee throughout the day. Often I would drink too much and just get jittery. Now, I will have a couple of cups of coffee in the morning, then switch to tea or electrolyte drink (Hammer Fizz) in the afternoon. Seems to work a lot better.
So that's the routine, stay tuned for next week for more of my morning rambling!
Have a great Sunday,
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