It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…

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If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that in July I had a real coffee date with the Ultimate Coffee Date’s fabulous hosts Deborah and Coco. During our ride, we stopped at Portside Coffee for a bite to eat. Sadly, earlier in September Portside Coffee closed. Bill and I loved stopping there on Sundays for breakfast so we’ve had to find a new place to refuel…

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Pablo is coming to spend the weekend with us and he’s bringing our son Daniel and Daniel’s girlfriend Jess with him! They’ll be here this afternoon and I can’t wait to see them!

Pablo – this past spring

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that before a run one morning at 4:55 while attempting to put away a large pasta pot, I dropped it on my glass cooktop. It knocked a chunk of glass shards out of the cooktop’s edge which sent a crack across the back eye. Just goes to show that nothing good happens after 2 AM!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that yesterday I had my cooktop replaced with an induction cooktop. It blows my mind how quickly water boils on induction heat. I’m pretty sure I’m going to love it and I’m even more sure that I’ll be burning a few things as I get used to the how quickly things heat up.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m getting into the fall decorating mood and put out my fall wreaths, pumpkins and what few Halloween decorations I have. Below are Pier 1 hurricanes and Pier 1 inspired floral arrangement. Now if only the weather would cooperate – it’s supposed to reach 90° later this weekend!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I don’t care for pumpkin spice drinks or foods, but I do love how everyone gets so excited about it each fall. Most likely the only pumpkin thing I’ll eat this fall is a slice of pumpkin roll on Thanksgiving morning at our Cruisers brunch after our race.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that my friend Miles‘ friend Jeannie Rice set a world record for her age group in a recent 5K. She ran the Labor Day John Clay 5K with a time of 21:38 (6:56 pace). Oh, did I mention that she’s in the 70-74 year old age group? Congrats, Jeannie!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you, that speaking of biking, I picked up my new Salsa Journeyman on September 12th. From Salsa’s website: “Journeyman is our all-road bike designed with the versatility to fulfill a wide variety of missions, from backroad wandering to bikepacking to riding or racing gravel.” I’d also tell you that I love my new bike and named it Zephyr!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’ve started clipping in when riding my bike. Clipping in was easy to learn and I did great until about two seconds after I asked my husband how long he thought it would be until I had my first accident due to forgetting to unclip. I rode into our garage thinking I’d unclip as I stopped, but couldn’t get either shoe to unclip. I sort of fell over sideways on the concrete floor in what seemed like slow motion. I landed on Bill’s bike which was leaning against the wall and I got scraps and bruises on my elbow and knee. I also learned a valuable lesson: unclip as I’m riding down the street in case I can’t unclip and need a little more time to do it.

 

If we were having coffee…..

I’d tell you that I bought this robe (affiliate link) to wear home in my car after my sweaty runs and it does the trick – no more trying to keep a towel up behind my back and between me and my seat/shoulder belts!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you have a race coming up, and if you do, I’d wish you good luck and remind you to have fun!

 

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Today I’m joining Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and Coco at Running With Perseverance for their monthly Ultimate Coffee Date linkup!  Be sure to stop by their blogs for a cup of coffee and to say hello; and while you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other bloggers who are participating in the linkup.

 

  • Questions:
  • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?
  • Do you see yourself setting any world records anytime in your future? ~ Me neither…
  • Have you had to replace an appliance because due to your klutziness you broke it?

 

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Happy Running! ~ Deb