Ultimate Coffee Date – December

Confessions of a Mother Runner

Since today is the first Saturday in December, I am joining up with Coco & Deborah for their ultimate coffee date.

Over coffee or tea…

I’d tell you that when they first told me that I was spending two 5 day stints in Manhattan for work, I was bummed.  I would miss my training group runs, my running partners, my tennis games, etc. And I would be stuck indoors from 8 am – 4 pm every day.

But now I am bummed that they won’t be sending me back to NYC.  In the future, I will taking day trips to places in Upstate New York – not scenic and only for one night. No fun!

  • I loved the view from my hotel room.
  • I walked everywhere. Never had to drive or take public transportation.

I walked to work and back – at least one mile each way.  I took a walk during lunch.  In the evenings, I walked all around the city including Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center and Times Square.

  • I squeezed in a run whenever I could.

I ran after work, before work and even during lunch.

  • I got to do some cool things in my free time.

I took a ride on the Sea Glass Carousel at Battery Park, saw a Broadway show both weeks and ate some great NYC food (Greek, pizza, bagels & lox, crepes, and more.)

Over coffee and tea…

I’d tell you that I am Star Obsessed.  That’s collecting stars from Starbucks so I can get free coffee. Except that it’s not really free because I have to spend money to earn stars.  But there are always perks to earn extra stars and I’m on it!

Over coffee and tea…

I’d tell you that I usually enjoy decorating for the holidays.  I celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas but most of my decorations are non-denominational -Snowmen everywhere.

pic from last year

This year, I just don’t feel holly jolly.  (The election results, perhaps?)

Anyway, my house has no decorations yet.  The only thing I’ve done is buy a few gifts and make my photo holiday cards.

Over coffee and tea…

I’d tell you that I am in Florida right now.  I am about to run my 23rd Half Marathon in Panama City Beach. I don’t know how the race will turn out but spending the weekend with fellow bloggers Holly, Tricia, Wendy, Marcia, Mary Beth, Karen and Judy promises to be a blast!

Happy Running!  Got anything to spill? 


4 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date – December

  1. If I had to live in NYC, I’d never drive either, haha. That’s awesome that you got to do so many cool things in your down time! I really want to see a show on Broadway someday before I graduate from my residency program!


  2. I haven’t been to NYC in awhile but I really enjoy it whenever I visit! I love getting to run in Central Park when I get a chance!

    Hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!


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