CoffeePoster

 

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 please join me? I’ll go first…

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’ll bring coffee to share.

Source: Kim

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that since we last talked over coffee, I’ve had two virtual coffee dates with a bunch of really cool blogger friends. We’ve got another session set up again for Saturday.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we’ve also had a couple of virtual happy hours with friends. I almost feel like I’m being more social while we’re under stay-at-home orders than I am under normal circumstances.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that with being home 24/7 and seeing only about 35-40% of my clients virtually, I have time to make a yummy lunch for Bill and me each day. They’re not always this fancy, but this particular bowl was delicious and a huge hit!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that the Commonwealth of Virginia is still under a stay-at-home mandate through June 10th. There are rumblings that some things currently closed may be allowed to open prior to June 10th, but I highly doubt gyms will be on that list. Our neighborhood pools will be reopening to those less vulnerable on June 19th, but surprisingly our tot lots won’t be opening to the less vulnerable until June 26th.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I got lucky and won a virtual entry in the Freihofer Run for Women Virtual 5K from Darlene, who is a race ambassador. Kim also won an entry and the three of us are scheming to run the race together. Thanks, Darlene for the entry!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we are flying our Nationals World Series Champions flag proudly, but we’re really missing spring baseball. I’d also mention that I had fun watching Ryan Zimmerman interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci, a huge Nats fan, on Instagram last night.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that a few Saturday mornings ago, a woodpecker woke us up at 7:15 AM pecking on our cedar shake roof – talk about getting our adrenaline pumping in a hurry. Bill sprang out of bed and captured a picture of the guilty party when he moved on to a tree right behind our house.

Photo credit: Bill

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we hear an owl hooting in our back yard most nights. Sometimes he’s so loud that he wakes us up. He’s more elusive than the woodpecker, though, and Bill hasn’t been able to snap a photo of him.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that speaking of animals, we have two monkeys and a Clydesdale horse hanging out in one of the bedroom windows in our house. We’re participating in a ” zoo walk” for our neighborhood children to give them something fun to do with their parents after being stuck inside all day.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I made some face masks a few weeks ago. I’d also mention that the year before Bill and I got married he bought this sewing machine for me for my birthday. That means that come November it will be 40 years old and it’s still purring like a kitten.

 

And finally, if we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you have any virtual races 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 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:
  • • Have any non-essential businesses started to open up where you live? 
  • • Have you made or purchased any masks?
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb