Lioness' Literatim

Letter for letter, the thoughts in my head.

Awesome Stuff #3

The tail end of an eternity-long countdown. It started off slow, each day ticking off as slow as frozen molasses. Then you hit a certain point on the far side of the halfway mark and suddenly the days are speeding by and you’re almost at the end. Depending on the situation and atmosphere, the last few days may drag on or disappear in the blink of an eye.

Then there are the stacked countdowns. You know the ones. There are __ days until this, and then __ days until this. The second one seems so far away until the first one is over and the second one can step up, but when it does, the excitement is almost too much to control.

“The greatest thing about a countdown? No matter how long or stressful each day is, the number still gets smaller once it’s done.” – Pikachu

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28 February 2012 Posted by | Awesome Stuff | , , | Leave a comment

Awesome Stuff #2

That very first moment when you realize “hey, the caffeine finally kicked in,” because we all know that when you first start drinking that *insert caffeinated drink of choice here* it feels like eight eternities before you begin feeling the initial effects.

And then, once you feel that wondrous feeling that tells you you’ll be able to keep your eyes from drooping for a few more hours, you have approximately five-ten minutes before you start feeling hyper.

However, if you watch someone that’s drinking their choice of caffeine, you know that the caffeine actually kicks in fairly quickly, and by the time they realize it’s working, they’re already nearly bouncing off the walls.

Oh, and don’t forget the inevitable crash of death that follows the short-lived hype if you don’t replenish the caffeine in your system before the eleventh hour.

2 December 2011 Posted by | Awesome Stuff | Leave a comment

Awesome stuff #1

That post-workout high that lasts anywhere from thirty minutes to five hours.

You know the one I’m talking about.
– You just PRed a power lift and
– Ran a 5k under your goal time
Or hell, maybe you just finished! You don’t have to make a new personal best for it to be a good workout, though there is an extra shot of adrenaline for that!

But it doesn’t really matter what you did. Whether you’re new to working out or an experienced vet, you know what I’m talking about.

You finish your workout, wipe the rivulets of sweat from your face and neck with the borrowed gym towel and walk out the door. Your muscles may be shaking from the recent exertion, but you stand a little straighter, carry yourself a little more confidently and move with a purpose. Your blood is still pumping and you almost feel like running because walking is just too damn slow. Almost feel like running. Hell, you might give in and run. Kudos to you if you do. Either way, you’re hyped up and, quite possibly, ravenous.

If your workout is at the end of the day and you find yourself at home afterwards, those chores you never really feel like doing, finally get done because you don’t want to sit still yet. If your workout is before work or during the work day, you’re more productive because your brain is being super-powered. And, if you have a desk job or similar, you’re likely rather fidgety.

You’ll likely be asked how much coffee/soda you’ve had. Perhaps get some strange looks. Maybe even a tranquilizer.

But god it feels good and when it wears off, you’re just itching to get it back.

27 November 2011 Posted by | Awesome Stuff, Health + Fitness | Leave a comment