Ultimate Coffee Date for July ’22

It’s that time of the month…

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

1. Over coffee… 

I’d tell you that I’ve run 18 in-person races so far this year (I think I need to buy the mug above)… and I enjoyed each one!!

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that the most that I ever raced in one year was in 2016 and that was 41 races.

And NO, I don’t plan to beat that this year.

3.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that I registered for TWO races in the same weekend.

First I signed up for a (fun) Trail 5k.  Then a 15k got scheduled the day before (Saturday).

hot and hilly!!!

My Hubby and I try to reserve Sunday in the summer for boating. Otherwise, it would not have been an issue to run both races. (I have in the past run two races in the same weekend.)

needed relaxation and reading time (in the shade)

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that it’s a dilemma when only one brand of shoes that doesn’t hurt your feet doesn’t come in pretty colors (FOMO on those Brooks shoes.)

I wear Topo Phantoms for half marathons and Topo Cyclones for 5ks.  I also wear the Magnifly or Ultrafly for training/easy runs.

White for both the Phantoms and the Cyclones!!!

Say “hello” to my new Cyclones and Phantoms!!

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I didn’t realize how much I missed NYC until my recent work trip.  Central Park was amazing to run in (as you already know from Cari‘s FB/IG pics)…

I’m looking forward to next Wednesday and Thursday when I’ll get to do more exploring/running there. (Since I am no longer a regular trainer in NYC, this may be my last work visit. Sigh).

I’ve considered some options besides Central Park for Wednesday:

But there’s a 5k in Brooklyn (which I’ve run 4x before)

Al Goldstein Speed Series 5k medal

Of course, there could be no trip to NYC without a meet-up with Cari (and hopefully Elizabeth.)

We could even run rather than eat together??

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







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31 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for July ’22

  1. I don’t know, you’re almost halfway to 41 races already ….

    I wear Brooks and chose a white pair this time. I think they look good for summer. 😉

    Enjoy your visit to NYC!

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    • I only have 30 on my list. I’m sticking to that.

      White does match everything but they get dirty quick.

      I will be busy with work in NyC but I’m sure I’ll have fun too.


    • Nope. 30 is my goal. hiking and walking more this summer.

      I knew you’d understand my shoe dilemma.

      I hate to work there but at least it is NYC. Lots to do.


  2. What? You don’t already own that mug? You must get it!!!
    I like the colors of your new shoes! Much better than the white/yellow/pink Topos (I own a pair of those too.)
    Have fun in NYC!

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    • Obviously I have raced more than one race many times but usually one race is just for fun.

      Yes happy feet are important which is why I stick to ONE brand and don’t try different ones.

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  3. Governors Island could be a great sunset if the ferries are running late enough. Roosevelt Island you know is one of my favorites. And yes, I think we’ve eaten / drank together more than we’ve run. Balance!
    I love how you say you don’t plan to beat 41, because we all know that’s doable

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  4. Well, I wear the Brooks Adrenailnes (most of the time), and although they have kome color options, not many of them appeal to me (lots of greys, and sometimes black). I Know, it’s about the shoe and not the color…which is why I swap out the shoe laces a lot (or Sharpie-up the sole, LOL).

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  5. The shoes look great! I’ve actually never heard of Topo’s! I’ve been sticking with Brooks Ghost lately.

    NYC is so nice to run – I really loved running in Central Park but it’s been too long! My in-laws will be moving soon so we probably won’t get as many opportunities to visit anymore.

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  6. The Adrenalines just came out with a new color and I am drooling for it.

    I am trying to take on one race a month, but I”m not doing so well with that. I was going to race on Monday, but I don’t feel like it. Oh, well.

    I miss NYC too. It would be good to get up there.

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