FFF: Ultimate Coffee Date for April ’21

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 am very excited to be taking another trip down to Florida.

Yes, it is warming up here but….no beaches!!!


1. Over coffee/wine… 

I’d tell you that I am relieved that NYS has lifted its quarantine requirement for traveling out of state beginning April 1.

Apps to Let Travelers, Others Show COVID-19 Status

is this in our future?

What are the travel requirements in the state where you live?

2.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that this girls vacation started back in 2002 but it has been annual Naples, Fla thing since 2005.  It was to play tennis and take lessons so we could win our team matches.  Things have changed. At least with me.  I quit team playing, then I quit regular play and then I quit tennis totally.

It will be a little scary to return to the courts after two years.

at least I still have all the tennis clothes lol

Have you returned to a sport that that you hadn’t done in a while? Swimming? Biking? Other? How did you feel?

3.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that this is the first time in a long time that I will NOT be racing during my vacation.

The 5k that I usually run is scheduled for the Saturday after I return home….. next year hopefully!

Do you still go on vacations without a race planned? I usually do not.

4.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that although I plan to play tennis every morning, I will get up early and run first. Unfortunately, there will be no sunrise pics.  Our villa is not near the beach (I would drive but I will not have a car.)

Do you always run during your vacations?

5.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that on each Naples vacation, my goal is to get my friends to be more active.  The last time we went to Naples, for my birthday, I begged them to go to a park and hike (a few did lol).  I will try again this year.

Do you try to get others to be active during vacations (even if they prefer to just relax)?

Happy Running! What’s new with you?  Any trips planned? Please share.







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31 thoughts on “FFF: Ultimate Coffee Date for April ’21

  1. Have so much fun on vacay. Naples is always a good time! I don’t always race on vacation but I always run. I can’t imagine not being active while on vacay. It just feels better than all relaxing all the time.

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  2. I usually try to fit in a few runs, while on vacay. Hotel gyms creep me out, no matter how plush, so I do stairs or body weight resistance workouts as well. My recent trip to FL didn’t have a race on the schedule…and I survived LOL

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  3. I always run on vacation. It’s a good way to see a new place and I usually see more than whoever I am with that way. Even before running, I’d usually be out & walking early & again would get to see more.


  4. Naples!! Have a lot of fun and take a lot of photos for me, Darlene!
    We used to live a quarter of a mile from the La Playa hotel. I can see it in your first photo.
    I would love to go there again. And I always did a race there. Enjoy! 😄

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    • It is a lot harder with a child. When the kids were home, I was not a runner and we took family vacations. It would have been hard to just skip out and run. And we traveled only during school breaks.


  5. I’m not sure what the travel requirements are for CT but I know that the CDC updated travel guidelines today. I’m hoping to do a quick weekend trip sometime this summer. Not sure where, but I do know that I need a break from Connecticut, lol.

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    • Running is the best way to see a place. I did that on my recent FL trip. Unfortunately for this one, I do not have a car so it will be more limited.

      And yes, quarantining after travel was a royal pain.


    • We’ll see about the tennis. It will be fun matches anyway.

      I would love to explore some trails. Since I won’t have a car, I’ll have to convince some of the others.


  6. Good luck with your return to tennis, Darlene. I find that I cycle through my fitness activities. I am not doing yoga right now, but I am doing Body Pump (and running, of course). When I went back to swimming after not doing it for a while, I felt like I was moving through molasses. So slow! It did come back, though.

    Have fun with the girls!

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  7. I try to run or workout on vacation if it doesn’t interfere with other plans. My husband likes to be active on vacation, but not quite as early as I do, so I can squeeze in a short workout before we go for a bike ride or hike.

    Have fun in FL! I don’t think VA has any travel restrictions ….

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  8. Welp. We cannot go anywhere unless really essential. It’s “strongly advised” so no out of the question but I’m just following this protocol until we are out of this mess. If we do travel we need a negative test to get on a plane and a negative test to get back in the country. And we have to quarantine 10 days. So, this girl is going to live vicariously through you and your vacay for now!!

    I don’t go on holiday with anyone but Ron (well I have done in the past but always for a race or event so it was with very active friends) so if we don’t have a race we normally always run or at the very least bike. Plus we generally walk *everywhere*.

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  9. Well, you know that Florida does what Florida wants, so no restrictions here. We can just do what we can.

    I am always the one trying to push others to be more active. I think that if I do the spa days and the girls’ nights, it’s not too much to ask for a hike, a 5K or a paddle. But what do I know?

    I have gotten back to SUP after the pandemic. I can’t wait to go again!

    I’m so glad you are back to tennis! I know how much you loved that.

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  10. I got back into biking a couple of years ago after a thirty year break and you see how that has taken off!

    I’m always active on vacation and luckily don’t have any trouble getting my husband and kids to be active with me.

    Have fun in Florida!


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