Ultimate Coffee Talk – November

Confessions of a Mother Runner

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

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Have you tried them??

Over coffee…
I’d tell you that after the girls weekend Wineglass Half Marathon, our group has been continuing plan weekend runs together.  Best thing ever.  I hate running alone so now I don’t have to. We even go out to breakfast after.

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that because I now have running partners on the weekend, I have not felt compelled to sign up for a race every weekend.  Though, I still have FOMO when I see those race pics on FB and IG.

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I have a half marathon in ONE week! I don’t ever have a training plan for my big races but I am pretty anal about running 10, 11, and 12 milers.

Except that I skipped my 11 and shortened my 12 to 10.  Who am I?

10 (not 12) with Alyssa

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I am trying to plan my spring races … at least the half marathons.

Singer Island Half on March 17, 2018 – anyone want to join me?

There’s a new local race… Except that it’s where I run often so not too tempting but cheaper than a race-cation.

May 19, 2018

And then there’s the lottery for this BIG one:

Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon

Brooklyn Half on May 19, 2018 – Anyone else running this one?

So many races…so little time….

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that for the past two years, I was in NYC running the Dash to the Finish.

Damn work!! I was away until late last night so there was no way I could swing it.

After last year’s race with my Russian friends

Over Coffee
I’d tell you that speaking of New York City, I ran along the Hudson River last week.

And yes, this trail goes to where that terrorist mowed down innocent bikers.


Over coffee

I’d tell that I’m a little nervous about training for a March race.

Now that I travel for work, my running routes (except NYC) do not have lights.

I am not a hotel treadmill kind of gal.

No lights on the Canal trails

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18 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Talk – November

  1. For a first time half runner, going to 12 can be confidence boosting. For someone that is always running (and always running halfs), I don’t think it’s as important at all.

    I think I’d find it impossible to train for a spring half unless I ran on a treadmill (or there was zero snow). Even not working.

    And very scary about the bike path in NYC. You had someone watching over you, for sure.


  2. I am not a treadmill gal, either (but you already know that). I have never once used a hotel treadmill…if I can’t run outside (safely), I skip the run and do my own thing (lunges, squats, push-ups, planks, etc.


  3. I thought about you when I heard about that crazy person mowing down bikers (and the news report said runners as well) – glad you weren’t in the area at the time of such a horrific event.

    It warms my heart to see that you’ve found some people to run with AND go to breakfast with afterward! It’s the best. 🙂


  4. I hated the treadmill but I have finally embraced the fact that it is my new method of running in the winter. After a terrible fall in 2016 due to ice and snow there is no more outside winter running in this girl.


  5. Hmmm. Maybe invest in a good headlamp? Or I’ve heard good things about knucklights. have you tried them? I’m sure you’ll find the perfect spring races to fill your calendar. 🙂


  6. Aww, yay for running partners! I used to run with a friend but we ended up moving to different timezones for various forms of higher education and I went back to lifting. I think I’d still probably run if we lived close to each other again!

    Best of luckt you on your marathon!


  7. It’s great to have running buddies. I wish I had a crew that I could run with every week, it has to be motivating!

    Good luck on your half marathon – so many races! It’s always so hard because you feel like you’re missing out on something!

    If you do any running at night I would definitely recommend Knuckle Lights they are super bright!


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