Ultimate Coffee Date for July

It’s that time of the month…

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

1.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I have upped my daily miles so I can take time off.

I signed up for the NYS 1000k Challenge which means 6 miles a day.

I have enough accumulated miles so that I only have to run/walk 5 miles a day.

Running 10 miles on Saturdays means that I can take Sundays off!!!

not many steps will be taken while sitting on my boat or on a Lake George island.

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that my original Pandemic Goal was to finish as many trails and preserves as possible.  I had set my goal at 25 new places which I reached pretty quickly and then thought of upping it to 50.

Now I decided that instead of adding a lot of new places, I’m going to re-visit the ones I like most.  Besides, the trails look radically different in the summer than they did back in March.

3.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I started seeing my friends about a month ago.  Many people may have thought it was risky.

I am still healthy and so are my family and friends and mentally, I feel so much better with social contact.  My runs are better, my hikes more enjoyable yada yada yada.

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I feel really bad for all those signed up for fall marathons that have been cancelled esp. NYC and those running their first. I know it’s the right thing to do…but…

NYC Marathon Canceled Over COVID-19, Just Too Risky

It’s a big step in committing to training and running 26.2 miles.

You can’t imagine how glad I am NOW that I took the plunge and ran NYC LAST YEAR. To think, I was hesitating… CARPE DIEM!!

lucky us!!!!

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I now have quite a collection of Virtual/Pandemic Race Swag.  I’m not sure if I care??

I may want to forget this year totally.

The Year Shit Became Real Virtual 5k wine glass

It’s Friday so I’m also linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.

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29 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for July

  1. Interesting, I am thinking about taking the opposite approach to running — running few miles more/every day. It takes me 20 min to walk Scooby or 35 to run 3 miles with him. Since I’m not commuting those extra 15 min don’t matter. I bet the trails look so different — I’d be focusing on the shady ones in this weather.

    Thanks for joining us for coffee. I’m still spooked from meeting up with friends since I was about to suggest meeting up with a friend and then she had covid-19, but that was 2 months ago and our cases are going down here — at least for now.


    • Yes me too. Trails are the places for shade. Unfortunately I am afraid to run on trails.

      I want to run longer but I never seem to have the time…and lately it’s always about to start to thunderstorm.


  2. That’s a great idea to revisit the trails…they will look much different now. I have all my virtual swag hanging with my “real” stuff, and it does look odd. Like a bunch of “posers” pretending to be real LOL I figured, I did the work…so they’re staying there for now. I’m so glad I did MCM last year (even in the rain)…that would have been a buzzkill to not be able to run it this year.


  3. I’m so glad you got to run NYC last year too. I think there will be some small races happening this fall but no big ones like NYC. I just got an email for a marathon and half that are happening in South Dakota in August. It’s an all women’s race and it’s tiny. I went with a group of friends 10 years ago and still get emails from the RD. It was actually one of my favorite races. I loved seeing the photos of your trails. I am all about trails lately.


    • That’s great if you can do that race. I’m hoping for our group race in NH in Oct. Fingers crossed.

      I am in love with trails ,,,so just to walk so far.


  4. I like the idea of revisiting some of your favorite places! Why not? Your current challenge sounds fun good luck. I bet you are glad that you ran NYC last year! Who knows when races will be back? Thanks for linking up

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    • I know. I would be upset if I had decided to wait a year to run. I have a friend who had cancer last year and had to postpone. Really sad for her.


  5. I mostly run the same trail and it changes every time I run it!

    Carpe Diem indeed! Which is why I jumped on the Ice Age 50k. Who knows if I’ll ever get the chance or feel this good again?


  6. I wasn’t surprised to see that the NYC Marathon was canceled – who would have thought that would ever happen again after Hurricane Sandy? So crazy.

    Love all of your virtual race swag!


  7. I’m a little tired just thinking about 1000k, haha. Major props to you!! :] I’m hoping to start visiting more nearby trails/parks/preserves on the weekends, but it’s been a slow-going process. I love seeing them during the changes in seasons though (they’re not as pronounced here in CA, but still noticeable! 😛 ).

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