Ultimate Coffee Date for August ’22

It’s that time of the month…

Soleil Home™ Running Porcelain Mug - Run but First Coffee

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

1. Over coffee… 

I’d tell you that it has even been too hot this summer for me to join my running groups and run after work.

Yup, I became a sunrise runner.

What about you?  Did the summer temps force you to see the sun rise?

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I did join the group trail runs each Thursday evening.  But I’m too nervous to run on them.  I (and my running friends) always brought up the rear and walked each one.

Do you run on trails often?

3.Over coffee/wine…

I’d tell you that so far I have been able to do more hiking since I have every other Monday off.

Have you been doing much hiking lately?

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I have NOT run a half marathon since May.  Remember I ran 6 half marathons the first 5 months of the year.

Don’t worry. I signed up for THREE this fall!!

    1. Race 4 the River – Sept 3
    2. Maine – Oct 2
    3. Upstate Classic – Nov. 20

Have you been taking a break from training this summer?  Have you signed up for any big races this fall?

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that if you are interested in the big NYC races, here are some important dates:

    • NYC Half Marathon – March 19, 2023 – Application and guaranteed-entry claim window: Mid-October 2022
    • Brooklyn Half Marathon  – May 20, 2023 – Application and guaranteed-entry claim window: Mid-December 2022
    • NYC Marathon – November 5, 2023 – Application and guaranteed-entry claim window: February 2023

So far, I am only definitely running the NYC Half.

United Airlines NYC Half-Marathon Race Results - New York, NY - 3/20/2022 - My BEST Runs - Worlds Best Road Races

Anyone planning to apply to run any of these NYC races?

*** Last but not least, thanks for all your kind words on FB and IG regarding the death of my cat, Honey.  Even losing an older cat is not easy. She was deaf and thin but still active with a hearty appetite. In fact, this week she ate a rabbit and the morning she died, a mouse. (I do think my younger 3 year old cat catches them.) My hubby thinks she died of old age but I kinda think she was poisoned.  Anyway, at least he found her dead on our deck, not I!!

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27 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Date for August ’22

  1. So sorry for the loss of your dear cat. It’s tough to say goodbye. I hadn’t realized you hadn’t done any halfs for awhile because you’re busy with other races most weekends, LOL. I’ve only done two, thus far, for 2022, and have the IMT Des Moines 13.1 in October…I’m well under my usual quota as well!

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  2. I was on a runner’s high back in April when I signed up for the Maine half lol. Running has been tough in this heat! That race will be here before we know it and I am far from ready

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  3. Oh, I can’t even conceive of a pet being poisoned! I’m just so sorry again. She was a beauty. And obviously so loved. How is your younger cat taking it?

    I haven’t run a half since February and I’m not sure if I should. It was awesome to do, but it was freezing and raining and windy and my running friend had COVID and didn’t know it and so I think I have trauma LOL!

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    • Really have no idea why she died. Not sure about the younger cat. They weren’t close.

      That half does sound traumatic. But I think you need to do another to erase that one.


  4. I have never had to find one of my animals dead (but I am always with them when they’re put to sleep). In some ways I think it’s harder when they’ve been with you so long. RIP Honey.

    Hiking isn’t super appealing to me when it’s very hot, humid, and buggy! Most likely there won’t be much until Fall (except on the way to my mom).


    • Yup. 17 years is a long time yet still it was a shocker.

      So far we’ve been lucky with hiking… none have been super hot but we go in the evening or early morning.

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    • It’s expected that you can’t plan fall races, I’ve sure eventually you will get out there and ace.

      After yesterday’s rain, I thought it would be cooler today. It is but the humidity is unbearable….

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  5. Oh no!!! I’m so sorry about Honey. You must be so sad. It does sound like something other than old age if she was that active… but who knows.
    You should come down here and run on my trails- they’re not too challenging, for the most part. I mean, if I’ve been able to run on them without hurting myself, anyone can!

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  6. So sorry about your kitty. That’s never easy.

    I have to admit that even though I have a half in October, I have no desire to run that distance anymore. I guess I am done with long distances after that. Maybe. We’ll see.

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  7. So sorry about Honey. At least she had a good life to the end. ❤

    I’ve been running on my treadmill this week — it’s too humid for Scooby and it’s too complicated to walk him and then go back out for a run.

    I don’t have any races on my calendar!

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  8. While I don’t have groups, I too am trying VERY hard to be a morning runner because it is just too stifling hot at the moment!

    Why are you nervous to run the trails? I know I’m nervous because I’m afraid I’ll get injured

    Nice that you have alternating Mondays off!!

    Haha making up for half marathon time in the fall I see!

    I’d love to run in NYC again, but I’m not sure it is in the cards anytime soon.

    And I am so so sorry about your cat. It’s awful to lose a pet. Was the vet able to say if she had been poisoned? And who would do that?!??

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    • I’m afraid because I’m so clumsy. I’d fall.

      She ate a dead mouse. We didn’t bring her to the vet. Just buried her.

      Still experiencing a heat wave here. More morning runs I guess.


  9. Yay for having three halves coming up this fall!

    I love your hiking, running, and flower collages. Such pretty pictures!

    I’m so sorry to hear about Honey. She was a beautiful cat and looks a lot like my mom’s cat Hobbes who was killed (we think by a bald eagle) several years ago.

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