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. Won’t you join me? I’ll go first…


If we were having coffee…..
First of all, I’d tell you that I am not making this up! I saw a guy at the gym doing single-arm bent over rows and as soon as he finished his first set with his right arm, he took off his Fitbit (affiliate link) and moved it to his left arm before starting that set. I guess he was short on steps for the day even though he was working out!

It kind of reminded me of this scene from The Big Bang Theory! 😀


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that either Bill or I told Alexa (affiliate link) to add something to our shopping list that she thought was “plastic surgery.” Either that or Alexa now has a camera and is trying to tell us something! LOL


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that this sign cracks Bill and me up every time we see it! So far I haven’t noticed a plane taking the detour. 😉


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that at 2 AM one morning a few weeks ago one of our smoke detectors started chirping (why is it always 2 AM?). We made the decision at that point to replace all of our smoke detectors with the ten-year self-contained battery type that don’t need to have their batteries changed every six months. We also thought it was the perfect time to replaced our carbon monoxide detectors. A few days later I piled my shopping cart at Home Depot full of smoke and fire stuff.

While in Home Depot I started chatting with a gentleman that I recognized from the gym and he recommended these First Alert fire extinguishers (affiliate link). They seem much handier than the big heavy ones so I picked up a few of them. I hope we never need to use any of these items, but I feel better knowing that everything is new and in excellent working condition.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that on another trip to Home Depot, I saw these beautiful succulents and sign. Prior to Pablo joining our family I might have agreed, but now I know that isn’t true. Granddogs make easy pets – you get lots of love and joy out of them, but like grandchildren, you can give them back when you grow weary (although we welcome Pablo to visit and stay as often and as long as he wants).


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I recently heard about a genetic mutation that allows people to feel rested after 6.25 hours of sleep per night whereas most people feel sleep-deprived with less than 8-hours per night.

Since getting my Fitbit (affiliate link) several years ago, I have monitored my sleep carefully and now average around 6:15 per night, a significant improvement on the 5:30 per night average from when I first got it. Actually, I think 7 hours would be perfect for me, but I’m happy to feel as well rested as I do with where I am.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that one of our local teams made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport. They lost to the now champions from Louisiana in the quarter finals. It was so fun watching and cheering them on!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that apparently Tanisha was having trouble getting an Uber and paying with Venmo late one night last week. There were a total of five of these verification code texts from Venmo and several others with her Uber code on my phone when I woke up. They’d come in around 11 the night before after I’d gone to bed.


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!




Today I’m joining Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and Coco at Running With Perseverance for their monthly Ultimate Coffee Date linkup which goes live the first Friday of every month.  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:
  • What do you think we might have tried to put on our list that Alexa thought was plastic surgery?
  • Do you know of anyone who has done any tricks to get more steps with their Fitbit?
  • How many hours of sleep are the perfect amount for you?
  • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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Happy Running! ~ Deb