Monday, November 9, 2009

Cup of Coffee

Who drinks coffee in the morning? It really has become a staple of my life since entering the work force. I get up - workout - shower - eat breakfast and pack my travel mug with coffee and head to work.

For me its not about drinking the coffee to wake up. I think most of you know I have no trouble getting up in the morning. Now I may not be the most talkative person at 5am before I pound out the miles of my run but I am awake and alert.

I recently bought the "caffeine lite" coffee because I worried I might be getting addicted to coffee. But I don't even notice the difference - I just love the taste of coffee in the morning!

But how many ounces is a "cup of coffee" these days? I just looked at the bottom of my mug and it reads 16 oz.

How many "cups" of coffee do you have each morning? Is there a special flavor you just love?? Do you drink more coffee on a Monday than any other day of the week??


***I got up this morning for my run - 3 miles in the dark - I actually saw another person this morning walking their dog. It scared me for a minute until I realized that they weren't an ax murder who was going to come after me.
Happy Monday!

19 comments:

Marlene said...

Not a coffee drinker - never liked the taste. I enjoy a hot tea every now and then, especially in the winter when it helps warm me up!

runkerarun said...

I looove a good cup of coffee in the morning. Like you, I drink for the taste. But there have been a few mornings where I'm like "DON'T TALK. NEED. NOW." But coffee is strictly a morning beverage. After that, it's tea all the way.

RunToTheFinish said...

I'm pretty glad the one thing I've never had a taste for is coffee...if I did I know I'd be a fanatic about it!

Jamie said...

I am not a coffee drinker; the taste never grew on me. Whenever I meet new people in my job they always look at me like I have a 3rd eye! It's okay b/c I trade it with my 1 diet coke every day at lunch. That's much worse I'm sure.

Megan said...

I love love love coffee. I didn't start drinking it constitently until I started working either. But I get up before 5AM.
My regular brand is French Market coffee w/ chicory. It's only availble in NOLA and not every store sells it.

Lacey Nicole said...

that would be really tricky of an ax murderer to roll with a dog in tote. !!!!!! hehehe... okay i am knocking on wood that never happens.

hooray for more running:)

and i am LOVING coffee lately! it's so nice to have something routine like that after breakfast every day:) it also super fills me up and i enjoy the experience. sort of calming which is hilarious considering what it is. lol.

Ms. V. said...

Starbucks. French Roast. Half a pot. EVERY day.

BUT, I don't drink it before I run.

onelittletrigirl said...

Every morning- Wawa 16ounces regular coffee with FF french vanilla milk. Seriously, no one wants to be around me until this is in my hand!

shellyrm said...

I drink 8oz max or else I am up all night.

Isn't it weird how those ax murders are all either up really late or out really early?!?!?

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Hmmmm I love me some coffee! I actually like to have a small cup of coffee BEFORE I go for a run if I have time.

I'm actually trying to cut back a bit on coffee, though, because I've gotten in the habit of having 3-5 cups every morning. I've started making half-decaf at home and that seems to help.

There is just something so nice and comforting about having a cup of coffee in the morning :-)

trialsoftraining said...

Hey heyy, I'm kind of a newbie to the coffee world too! One cup is technically 6-8 oz - sooo, that's a little bit. But hey, 3 svgs a day is the "safe" zone. No worries! Good call on the lower Caffeine option, didn't know they had that!

Nicole said...

I dont drink coffee. I've never drank it either. I dont normally like hot drinks besiedes hot chocolate. i do think people look cool drinking it! :) lol

The Happy Runner said...

I LUUUUURVE the coffee.

Yep. Addict. I drink it straight-up: Black, no sugar. Love it!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Totally a coffee drinker/addict, but I drink a 16 oz latte every day which is about $3.70 with my discount. So I am sure some people would say I am ridiculous for spending that much money on a stupid latte, but taking that first sip, and each sip thereafter, fills me with absolute bliss.

And I don't use it to wake up either. By the time i get it, I will have been up for 2 hours. So if I am not 'awake' yet, I have issues.

Glenn Jones said...

I drink so much coffee that I'm sure I keep a coffee grower in the dough somewhere in Indonesia. Anything Dark Roast and Full Bodied. My favorite is Sumatra.

I'm glad to see that the profession of engineering hasn't changed since I got in. The old joke was that you could tell when you were getting close to retirement becuase your index and middle fingers were permanently hooked from carrying your coffee cup.

alyssa said...

I drink a cup every morning before I run. I just don't feel the same without it, is that sign of addiction? haha. But I can only drink it in the morning, just doesn't feel right at any other time.

Julie said...

Ahh I'm an early morning work outer too :) and I played college athletics! Woo hoo! Haha

I'm so addicted to the taste of coffee! And proooobably the caffiene too haha I drink about 2 cups in the morning! Its too good to not have!

Rio Runs said...

It's weird but I now drink coffee when the weather is cooler and I stop during the hotter months. I drink either half caf or decaf, so it must be either the flavor, heat, or the feeling of comfort I associate with a cup of joe.

aron said...

i loooove coffee!!! <3 i drink at least a cup a day, usually more :)