I just listened to a podcast where the podder spent 20minutes (more or less) talking about a specific addiction,
.....how it affects his energy, his moods, how he feels dependant on it and hates that he feels that way.
.....how he cannot start an athletic endeavour without some.
.....how when he gives it up he feels great but still the lure remains, how he has given it up "thousands of times" and that last time never even had a headache.
Sounds pretty serious and interesting until you realise the addiction was to caffeine.
That stuff in coffee, tea and soft drinks. The stuff you drink more or less every day and that even your kids drink. Sure you may be mindful of how much you drink, and maybe you don't drink coffee before you go to bed but its there constantly... everyone drinks it! If you follow any pro-tour cyclist on twitter you'd think those guys cannot get out of bed without it. Lance Armstrong even takes a personal pot with him if last years tour tweets are anything to go by.
To hear the discussion on the podcast you'd think it was going to be something juicy and revelationary like a class a substance or something....not humble coffee. A substance that every shop sells and that even your 10year old kid could go and buy without the need for id!
A really ridiculous podcast effort if ever there was one! If anyone listens and nods in agreement please get over yourself.
(I don't really want to name names/podcasts but if you listen to triathlon podcasts you'll probably find it anyway!)