So yesterday I thought I was having a heart attack:
About 4:30 pm at work my heart started racing, I was WIDE awake on the train ride home (which is insane for a Friday), and it didn't stop pounding until after the gym at around 6:30.
I have over trained myself before in the past, but I haven't been going THAT crazy recently . I added some cardio recently, and I've been going 6x a week, but for me that is average.
So fast forward to today: I made sure I got a really kick ass night of sleep last night, and slept about 10 hours. I went to Coney Island to do a little running this morning, and on the way out I saw these two young girls giving out free Red bulls.
I was about to take one, but then I remembered I just had coffee before the run so I better not. That's when it hit me: "I had a free energy drink yesterday".
On Friday right after lunch I was walking back to my building, when I noticed they were giving out some free chocolate energy drinks. I don't even remember the name, but it was a larger bottle than a red bull, and I was thirsty so I downed it 2 seconds.
I always get strong coffee with my boss around 2 pm, so I had an unknown large energy drink at 1:15 and my normal coffee at 2pm. I am used to drinking coffee, but definitely not used to energy drinks or any type of sugar. I actually never have sugar. But whatever fatigue my body was experiencing was just shot off like a rocket from all that caffeine. Thankfully no heart attack.
So the moral of the story is be careful with what you put into your mouth. I took an energy drink a couple years ago when I worked at a gym, and I remember that it kept me up for hours.
I also had a bad reaction with chewing tobacco in college where I was holding on to a fence and vomiting. But that's a whole another story.
Certain things my body can handle and others it cant. I stay away from sugary energy drinks, Alfredo sauce, and chewing tobacco.
Captain Power getting some rest...