Ultimate Coffee Date for February 2021

It’s that time of the month…

Starbucks Coffee City Mug Collection- Florida, 16 Oz Cup

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

I live in upstate NY so it’s HOT coffee in the morning before work and red wine in front of the fireplace at night.

1. Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that I got my first COVID-19 vaccine and am anxiously waiting for the second one. It’s the first step but we still have along way to go. And the distribution here was very chaotic. Hope it is more organized where you live.

I got the COVID-19 vaccine! Can I toss my mask? | MIT Medical

2.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that I can’t wait to skip town.  My last hotel stay was Dec 6 (in NYC) and my last vacation stay was in NH in October. (I know I am lucky. Most people have been at home since March 2020 and have zero future plans).

We haven’t had a really bad winter but still I am looking forward to feeling the sand beneath my toes. And SUNSHINE!!! (I need some Vitamin D!)

back in Feb. 2019

I am not weather stalking (well, maybe a little). It may not be warm but I know that it will be warmer than it is in NY and there will be NO ice or snow.

3.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that the reason I’m heading for a warm weather vacation is to run a half marathon. No surprise. I had a really hard time making the decision to take this vacation because of the Pandemic.

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Publix A1A Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon – February 14, 2021

Not because I was afraid of catching COVID (maybe a little) but because I wasn’t sure if I would have fun.  I knew it would not be the same as in previous years. I was planning on staying in two hotels instead of with my friends.  I would see them but for the most part, I would be on my own.

Another friend from college, Patty, will be in Delray/Boca too.

In the end, I felt that seeing the sunrise on the ocean each morning, going to the beach, visiting the bird sanctuaries and gardens, eating outdoors and completing a half marathon were reasons enough to take the trip.  Plus I would be using free points for my hotel, car, and credit for the flight (and not spending much money.)

4.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that that I will still be running this half marathon for fun.  I did complete all my long runs to train for this race but my competitive mojo has deserted me.  In a good way, I think.

I mean it’s been a year since I have worn my Garmin (Hope it still works.)

Feb 15, 2020

5.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that I am still years later deathly afraid of running on ice or snow. I don’t want a repeat of the broken ankle and be out of running for five months.  Of course this limits where I can run in the winter. But more importantly, it rules out any hiking. So I bit the bullet, pulled out my yak trax and hiking poles and have ventured out on the trails.

I go alone and walk VERY slowly but better than missing out on nature in the winter.

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Happy Running! What’s new with you? Do you do any solo winter hiking? Any vacations or any races planned for this winter? Do you know when you will get  your vaccines? Please share.

32 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for February 2021

  1. Don’t even get me started on the vaccine distribution–here in Illinois, it has been abysmal. Waiting for my parents to get theirs.

    Pretty jealous of your trip! We are in the middle of a deep freeze–I actually have to run on the TM this morning. Have so much fun!

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  2. There is a vaccine frenzy happening in IL. My inlaws drove 1.5 hours each way (well Greg drove them) in a blizzard once they found a place with an opening. It’ll be months before it’ll be our turn. I’m not holding my breath. Enjoy your vacay! Florida weather may not be the best right now but yes, WAY better than back home. Actually it’ll be 77 here today. Yay!


    • My friend is volunteering. They really need people to do this. I would if I didn’t work full-time.

      Things were bad at first but they will open up and more places will get the vaccines.


  3. Escaping to warmer weather sounds amazing right about now, lol. The race weekend will definitely be different but you have a great attitude about it so I know you’ll still have a great time.


    • It is so needed especially with the snow and freezing temps we’ve had lately.

      Yes, I’ve done a pandemic race so I know it won’t be the same. I also know that Florida folks are not as cautious about the virus BUT I am!! And my friends down there are from NY too.


  4. Enjoy Florida and soak up some sun for me. I’m glad you got your vaccine! I’m many months away but I’m excited for more people to get theirs. I’ve been home since March except a few nights in an AirBnB in Michigan in Sept. Last year at this time I was getting ready for an epic trip to Chile!


  5. Good for you for getting your first shot. It will be a long time before I am eligible. It is a mess here too. Our county is very unprepared, which I don’t understand. It isn’t like it was a secret that the vaccines were coming. Sheesh!

    Have fun in Florida! I have to admit, I am just a teensy bit jealous of the warmth and sunshine you will be frolicking in, but I am very happy for you. I am tired of running in ice and snow too!


    • I hope this gets better organized once more vaccines are available. I am very grateful to have both done before I leave even if I do have to wear a mask all the time.

      Leaving the snow-covered roads for palm trees and sand will be such a treat.


  6. You are very brave but I understand wanting to get away. I want to too. But we definitely cannot leave the country right now. We were asked to not go anywhere unless dire emergency until at least March. We have hardly any vaccinations thought. 17 million people and only 300K vaccinated. It’s a mess in Europe right now. But I also would not go to Florida, but that’s just me. I hope you soak up those rays, have a great time but also stay safe. x

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  7. I also got my first dose, last Monday. It’s crazy here too, though the actual vaccine process was very organized and smooth.

    I haven’t traveled in more than a year so I am jealous that you’re off to Florida. And a real race! My February race was already postponed and I suspect the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon in June will also be canceled. I’m in California, so…

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  8. Jealous of your trip to Florida! I want some warm weather and sunshine. Running on snow or ice is something else. I am running very slow because I am afraid of falling. Hopefully all of the snow will melt.


  9. I’d be terrified too to run in snowy/icy conditions. It’s been raining here almost continuously for a week and our trails are so muddy and slippery and that feels scary enough! Today I opted for road instead!

    I agree with Jenn, I think things will be different for sure, but you will have the best time!

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  10. Glad you are coming down! The weather is warming up here and should be beautiful. I would have been running that half but am still recovering from a foot injury, but my husband is running it. Good luck to both of you! And I hope you enjoy your vacation.

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    • too bad. I would love to meet you. Maybe next year. I run a half in Fla every winter. Will you be there to watch him? Maybe we can connect.


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