FFF: Ultimate Coffee Date for August ’21

It’s that time of the month…

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

I’ve only been working in the office for three days a week but after 18 months of working from home, it has been a HUGE adjustment.

And now I even have to wear a mask ALL day!

new short hair and new mask mandate

1. Over coffee… 

I’d tell you that what I miss the most about working from home is being flexible with the time I can run.  If I’m in the office, occasionally I may run before work but usually it has to be after work. And if the weather is bad, I have to skip the run.

No more lunch runs… sigh

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I’ve again joined the Freihofer’s Training Group.  I usually participated in the Advanced group. But due to COVID restrictions, the groups are smaller and more numerous but the only Advanced group is scheduled on Thursdays which is my Trail Runs night. So until they are over, I’ll run with the Intermediate Group on Mondays after work.

we used to freeze during our runs in April…now the race has been re-scheduled to late Sept.

with the Beg. & Int. runners

3.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that in last month’s Coffee Update, I said that I had no races scheduled until September. Well, all of a sudden, I’ve run a 4 miler and a 5k.

I also signed up for another 5k and a 10k in August. And then a NEW local Half Marathon on Sept 4.

haha My Favorite Run

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I am most excited about running in NYC on Aug. 30.  I had plans to go to NYC for the Van Gogh exhibit, a college reunion and weekend on the Hamptons. But I extended the weekend one more day so I could run in Central Park or along the Hudson R.

can’t wait, Cari!!

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I did take advantage of the Peleton special pricing – 3 months for the price of one. I joined on July 31 so that once my group runs end in September, I can use the app for my outdoor solo runs

Matty, I’ll be back soon!!

and for my neighborhood walks.

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






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26 thoughts on “FFF: Ultimate Coffee Date for August ’21

  1. Not much new with me, but I am really looking forward to running DAM to DSM at the end of this month! It’s usually held the weekend after Memorial Day, but got pushed back this year (you know, Covid) and it had to go virtual last year. I have another 13.1 in October and my marathon in September (I just can’t bring myself to say “next month” LOL).

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  2. Hah! I’m not surprised you signed up for more races — enjoy! They pushed back our office opening until September, but I think masks will be mandated, especially with reports of breakthrough infections. The Peloton deal can’t be beat. I definitely get full value from my $12.99/month plan.

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  3. As Coco said, I’m not surprised to see a few more races added to your calendar 😉

    I bet returning to the office is taking some getting used to. A lot of companies around here are hitting the pause button on having employees return – it will be interesting to see what happens.

    Happy to hear you took advantage of that Peloton deal!

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  4. I am jealous of all of your race availability! My first one is mid September and then Corning in October. I am going to miss you by a day in NYC I am going up Aug 31-too bad!


    • Our fall has quite a few races. That’s exciting that you doing Corning. I want to repeat that one.

      Darn. I didn’t know you were coming to NYC.


  5. I went back to work some time ago and only recently did they tell us we could remove our masks if we’re the only ones in a room- before we’d have to wear them all day even if no one else was around. It’s a pain and seems silly since the air gets filtered every 20 minutes. Unfortunately masks aren’t going away for quite some time I believe.
    That’s a great deal on your Peloton subscription!

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  6. Oh, so you “accidentally” signed up for another race (or several?) ha ha…
    Sounds like things are going pretty well, despite your return to the office. Don’t you hate wearing a mask all day??? It gives me a headache.

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  7. I imagine that going back in the office is such a huge change. There really is something to say about having flexibility during the workday. I wish more companies would understand that some people are actually more productive working from home, especially when you don’t have to commute to work.

    So glad that you are taking advantage of the current Peloton app deal! 🙂

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  8. hehehe, I hope you’re having fun with all the races! :] I can’t ever be fully virtual but very much did enjoy the 1 day a week — not having to commute and getting that extra flexibility in the schedule was definitely nice!


  9. I am amazed at how many race options you have in your area. We have a couple things coming up in fall (hopefully) but overall there’s really nothing. Maybe now with the mask mandate your company can be more flexible and let you all work at home again if you prefer.


  10. Nice to see that you have so many races on deck! They seem pretty few and far between in my area, but once September comes it’s going to be super busy!

    That Peloton deal does look good! I have never tried the app and see how so many people love it, but I feel like I already have too many fitness subscriptions! Tempting…

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    • I have no subscriptions because I am good with using them.

      Yes, there are a few races…not as many as usual but enough to keep me active.


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