FFF: Ultimate Coffee Date for April ’22

It’s that time of the month…

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

This is appropriate for my life lately…

1. Over coffee… 

I’d tell you that I am still an Ambassador for the Freihofer Run for Women.

The race went virtual in 2020, moved to Sept in 2021 and this year, it has returned to its regular date – June 4, 2022.

As an ambassador, I am obviously promoting the race at various events.

If you would like to run this all women’s 5k, in-person or virtual, use the code AMBDC to pay only $22. You get a shirt and medal. In person runners also get cookies. Virtual runners will get a Freihofer’s product coupon mailed with their medal and shirt.

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that as usual, I signed up for the Freihofer Training Challenge. (FTC)

Yes, I have complained that as an “advanced” runner,  I don’t get much support.  However, it is perfect for NEW runners. But it is an opportunity to run with others.  I plan to go on Mondays when convenient and skip the Saturday sessions (since I usually do a long run or race that day.)

3.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that one of the perks of the FTC is a FREE 12 week membership to the YMCA.

The issue is WHEN to fit it in??? Work, runs…runs, work… family/friends stuff…work, runs

But they are open 5:30AM – 9:00 PM (on weekdays) and have lots of facilities:

    • Complete Exercise Center with Cybex weight circuit, free weights, Precor treadmills and ellipticals, bikes and  Stairmasters.
    • 2 pools, including a 6-lane lap pool and a warm water instructional pool.
    • Steam, sauna and whirlpool facilities
    • Basketball gymnasium
    • Pickle Ball courts
    • Free cycling, aerobic, mind/body and aqua aerobics classes
    • Indoor running/walking track.
    • NHL style ice rink that offers open skating, lessons and adult hockey leagues.

Wish me luck!!  My plan is to go THREE mornings each week (on rest days) until Jun 4. (So far, so good…)

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I am back to volunteering with STEM. I had done this for many years in the past.  Then it didn’t work out with work and COVID.

back in 2017

I will try and go on Wednesdays.  It is a VERY rewarding experience. The goal race changes each year.  This year, it will be on June 5.

and in 2016

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I LOVED working from home… my life was so much less complicated and especially related to running.

We knew that at some point it would have to end.  We start local in-person training (I am a computer trainer) on May 25. (No word if we can still stay home for remote trainings….)

I was scheduled go to Queens (NYC) on April 7-8 and April 10-11. That’s Thurs-Fri and then Sun-Mon.  Real sucky!!!

Because I had plans to go there for a race on April 9-10.

Go home (2h45 min train ride) Friday night and return Saturday morning makes no sense.  Pay for a hotel of my pocket for Friday night makes less sense. The logical solution was to DNS the race and plan another NYC race weekend.

Update: My work travel got postponed. Woo Hoo!  NYC and Shape and Cherry Blossoms, here I come!

Some more for good measure:

6. Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I delayed getting my second COVID booster until after my long run tomorrow. I didn’t get a reaction to the last three vaccines but just in case, I wanted to make sure I got my 12 miler done in preparation for my next half marathon. on April 16.

I’m sure you all aware how important it is for all of you who over 50 to get this ASAP

7.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that FOMO set in and on the last day possible, I entered the lottery for the NYC Marathon.

not sure if I was disappointed or relieved LOL

Happy Running! What’s new with you? Are you signed up for any 2022 races?  Are you having any spring-like weather yet? Plan to run the FRW 5k with me? Do you volunteer with any running groups? Do you go to a gym to work out?  Do you plan your vaccines around your running? Did you enter the NYS Marathon lottery? Please share.






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21 thoughts on “FFF: Ultimate Coffee Date for April ’22

  1. I love how you timed your booster to fall after a long run. That’s what I did when I got my first booster, LOL! I’m glad gym is working well so far! I’ve taken some time off to recover after the ultra-trail but excited about running again in April. Looking at working on Half Marathons again and getting faster. I’ve lost so much speed the last couple of years.

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    • Same. My speed has suffered by running long. But I’m running. And I’m enjoying those machines for now. Esp on a rainy day like today.


  2. I’ll be interested to hear what you do at the Y. It sounds like an incredible facility. i used to belong to our Y when the kids were little (because they offered childcare) and I really did a lot there, including yoga and spin classes.
    I’m glad your Queens in-person training was postponed- that is a long train ride! Yes, it’s a shame WFH can’t last forever- I hope you’ll still be able to do it some of the time.

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    • I would love to WFH forever but what I do is better face to face.

      I do not have time to take advantage of the Y facilities. I spend about 30 minutes there max and only use the machines.


  3. Look at you going to the Y to workout! Looking forward to hearing about what you do there. I had no doubt you would figure out how to get to those NYC races. 🙂 I love all of the groups you are in!

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  4. Spring teased us with an early arrival a couple of weeks ago but this past week has been a wintery fright fest. I hope you are able to make it to the Y as it looks like an amazing facility!

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      • The Y membership is a great perk if you can fit it in!

        I guess the NYC issue worked itself out. I have two trips to Chicago like that in June (but no race in between) but think work would pay for my hotel for an extra two days to spare an extra flight and Ubers to and from O’Hare ….

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  5. That’s such a neat perk! I went to the Y as my gym for a month during med school rotations (they had discounted 1-month memberships for us 😀 ) and they had so much stuff there! I hope you have lots of fun! I really need to get back to working out regularly.


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