Ultimate Coffee Date – January 2019

It’s that time of the month…

like my new Starbucks Roastery mug?

to join up with Coco & Deborah for their ultimate coffee date.

And the first one of 2019!!

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I will not be travelling to NYC until February. I will definitely miss my scenic running routes and my NYC running friends.

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that in addition to not traveling to NYC, I will be training mostly locally in the future (I think).  That means few Enterprise miles, fewer train points, fewer free hotel rooms and airline miles, but more time for other things such as running with friends, yoga classes, movies, and tennis.

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I am enjoying knitting again and reading Deena’s book.

it will be a reversible wool beanie

Anyone else knit or have read this book?  Any other running book recommendations?

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that that the Sole Sisters have expanded their run ops. In addition to Saturday long runs, they have added Tues and Thurs after work runs.  Sometimes my runs are slower and sometimes faster when I am not alone but they are definitely more enjoyable with friends.

Do you need company on your runs or are you good solo?

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that my college roommate has been bugging me to visit her at her new home (on the water in RI) and run a half marathon. In 2017, her house wasn’t finished yet. I was running Montreal last year but I had no excuse for 2019.

over 40 years of friendship

Sept 8, 2019

I am weak…how about you? Can you resist temptation in signing up for new fun races?

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I am getting closer to making the decision whether or not to run 2019 NYCM (I time qualified based on my Brooklyn half time).  But I still can’t wrap my head around 26.2 miles and training for such.  I have from January 14 until Feb 14 to decide.

Nov 3, 2019? Still a maybe….

Anyone else running the NYC Half? or the Brooklyn Hot Chocolate 15k? Anyone signing up for or running the NYC Marathon?

Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I would normally be excited that my hubby is becoming more active. (He can be a couch potato.) He has been playing tennis more and more. Now he says he wants to go with one of his teams to the WTT National Qualifier Tournament in SC.  No problem, right? Except that it’s the same weekend as my next half marathon in Florida – the race-cation that I have been planning for almost a year.

I could have picked any weekend to race (There are 150 halfs in Florida.) Grrrrrrrrrr!

He’s excited because if the team wins, they can to go to Nationals in Palm Springs.  What weekend is that? Nov 2-4, 2019!!!!

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14 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date – January 2019

  1. The bonus points/miles may be missed, but I’m sure you’ll be much happier not having to travel so much.

    I definitely can resist signing up for races. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to, but life can get in the way — although I’d never sign up for as many races as you do anyway!

    Would your husband be terribly disappointed if you weren’t there for his playoffs?


    • Not at all I don’t want both of us gone at the same time. Logistics with airports and the cats etc.

      And yes it’s nice to be home. Unfortunately I can’t afford race-cations without the freebies.

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  2. I sort of get how you will miss your work trips. Three years ago I had so many Amtrak points I earned access to the United Club when I flew United. Last year I didn’t take a single train trip! I hope you figure out your travel conflicts and make it to RI this year!

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    • RI is paid for and on my friends calendar. I will run all the halfs I signed up barring injury.

      Just logistics are harder if the hubby and I are away the same time.


  3. Yay on knitting. Love that wool. I crochet. Sort of. There’s a sentimental blanket I’ve been working on since my SIL announced her pregnancy. That’s the niece whose first birthday I was up for yesterday. Eep
    I’m reading and loving Run Like Duck. I can’t remember if you’re in The Runners’ Bookshelf or not, but that, Liz & Wendy’s posts where I got most of my recs https://www.facebook.com/groups/therunnersbookshelf/about/
    Depending on how you go to Westerley, http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/. It’s my favorite place to stop on the way up to New England
    Too funny about your husband’s events’ timing. I hope all the logistics work out. Speaking of, I should know my April plans this week and therefore know if I’m in town for Chocolate. Jan 14 is D Day for me — if I over htink it, I won’t do it

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