FFF: First Ultimate Coffee Date of 2023

It’s that time of the month…

Hello 2023 Happy New Year 2023 31st December 2023 Loading Gift Coffee Mug

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

New year and as always, there are things to update you on:

1. Over coffee… 

I’d tell you that I added another Half Marathon to my 2023 schedule (#5).

It was NOT planned.

But I got an email that said I had a guaranteed entry to

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is back with sweltering heat

May 20, 2023

According to the standards, I DID NOT qualify because my qualifying race was when I was 69 not 70 (so my time was not fast enough) …. but hey CARPE DIEM!

I’m in!

my rainy Brooklyn Half of 2018

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I almost registered for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in DC.


FOMO!! (Damn you bloggers!)

I did not…. (but I know they always have many bibs available since they allow deferrals if I change my mind and someone needs a roommate)

3.Over coffee

I’d tell you that when I registered for the above race, I forgot that I had added on a 10 miler to my April Half for the following weekend.

May 28, 2023

It was cheaper to register for both races and you get a third medal if you race the challenge…

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I met my annual mileage challenge for the third year in a row! (It wasn’t my best year. That was 2016 with 1046 miles.)

Jan – 102 miles
Feb – 80 miles
Mar – 89 miles
Apr – 89 miles
May – 80 miles
Jun – 73 miles
Jul – 80 miles
Aug – 90 miles
Sept – 90 miles
Oct –  94 miles
Nov – 81 miles
Dec – 80 miles

It’s about 84 miles a month so only 20 miles or so week…

If I do not get sick or injured, it perfectly doable.

It has kept me racing yet injury-free.  So I see no need for change. My 2023 goal is again 1000 miles!!

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that there were NO PRs in 2022 nor were there any PR goals. There may have been a few PWs but since I don’t remember, obviously I don’t care.

My main goal for 2023 is to race as often as possible and to meet up with as many friends as able (through running, racing, blogging, etc.)

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







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34 thoughts on “FFF: First Ultimate Coffee Date of 2023

  1. I think 1,000 is going to be my annual goal barring any drastic changes in either direction.
    I’m only surprised you didn’t sign up for Cherry Blossom since you have a magnet for all races. Not sure I’ll be here for Brooklyn but if I am, I’ll cheer.

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  2. I admire your running consistency, well done! You always have some cool races to choose from, I need to find more unique options around here! I haven’t signed up for any yet.

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  3. NICE JOB! I think you’re the most consistent runner I know. Oh, and I can help with your main goal for 2023- I finally registered for the half in February! I’m not sure if I can keep up with you, but we’ll be running the same race!

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    • Ha ha. You are so much faster. And you have more endurance. 14 miles to my 7. But it’ll be fun meeting up. I’ll be in Boca first. Feb 12-14.


  4. why am I not surprised at another Half that you signed up for ?? haha (spoiler alert: if I’d qualified I’d have done the same lol – definitely carpe diem!!)

    great mileage and I love it that you don’t care about times, you just want to race. that is me too!!

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  5. haha, nice!!! I hope you have fun! Looks like you’re on the way to a good amount of races + yay for a goal of meeting up with more friends this year too (I’m hoping to [finally] do the same)! Happy running! :]

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  6. Happy New Year!

    I didn’t register for Cherry Blossom either. We have an insane schedule with high school activities and I didn’t want to miss out on something or eat into the budget for something just for me. I need to get over that.

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  7. I love the fact you sign up for all the races that come your way! There may have been no PRs for you, but you kept showing up and took a few AG awards too! But I know running for you is much deeper than the awards or PRs. Cannot wait to see how your year plays out – I will be here every step of the way!

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