Day 994: Iced Coffee

Estonia is supposed to have a temperate climate, but currently, it has been quite tropical for a few weeks. Luckily, I have survived the weather and even managed to do my workouts. The pace is not super slow, but quite good. What if the temperature was half the number it is now? What if it was 17 degrees instead of 34? How good would I be then? Overall, it seems that I am in a pretty good shape. This, however, doesn’t stop me from sweating. Or… like my husband said, it is not sweating anymore, it does not smell, it is pure water escaping the body.

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On days like these, I feel like living on berry smoothies and iced coffee. I remember how we started our mornings in Chiang Mai (Thailand) with iced coffees or huge iced green tea cocktails. In fact, these are horrible. Delicious, but horrible because of the plastic cups that are such a waste and garbage. That’s why I tried iced coffee at home. There I could drink it from a cup and not produce any extra waste.

There is more than one way to make iced coffee:

  • make a cold brew coffee (ground coffee + cold water, let sit overnight), strain, pour over ice cubes – the cold brew is supposed to have quite a high caffeine content, but the flavour is also different; haven’t tried yet
  • make a regular coffee, add cold milk and ice cubes
  • make coffee ice cubes, blend them with a sweetener (I used xylitol) and milk/milk substitute and some berries if you wish; my favourite, has a creamy texture (crushed ice instead of cubes), started my day with a blackcurrant iced coffee!

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

Translated and earned some money for the house. That’s it.

2. Write AND publish a book.

Wrote a quite creative training report for my running coach. This time, I made an effort so it would have some poetic language and this little bit of extra, which makes it more fascinating than a list of numbers and saying things like “I ran 8 km, pace 5.20, heart rate 135, was OK”. In fact, I don’t write like this anyway, I’ve always drifted to the creative side. My weekly reports are already becoming infamous as he has told others that I write quite stories in mine. Many people secretly wish they could read what the hell I am babbling about. So, this sharpened my creative skills a bit.

AND… finally something more than carrying my notebook around. Took it out and wrote a paragraph. Researched something that I would need for a story. However, not sure if I want to go with this story after all.

3. Win a major race.

Still got my 10 000+ steps in as I needed to go to work for one massage and taking the bus from the train station in the afternoon seemed unbearable as they get really hot and the traffic was really stuck… so, 2 extra km to walk. But I did take my rest day seriously and didn’t even think of running. Well, I thought about it when writing my report, but… fired up and ready for another week of training and one smaller race!

Photo of the Day

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Another way to use small muffin moulds: for coffee ice cubes. Silicone makes it easy to get the cubes out later on and the moulds have a nice size. Typical ice cube trays seem too small because I like my iced coffee big!

 

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