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.



If we were having coffee…..
I’d pass on the coffee and order hot chocolate. As much as I love the smell when Bill brews up a pot of coffee, I just can’t handle the bitter taste. Perhaps if I added enough sugar I’d like it, but who needs all that sugar?


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that today I really am having a coffee date with one of our hosts! Deborah and I decided to both run the For The Love of It 10K after she commented on my December Race Linkup post asking if I planned to run the race. Not one to miss a meet-up opportunity with a fellow running blogger, I jumped at the chance! Wednesday morning Deborah asked if I’d have time to stay for coffee after the race, and by the end of the day we had a nice little MRTT coffee date set up!


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that I just found the cutest running capris at Target – so cute that I bought multiple pairs! I’m wearing my favorite pair at today’s race so be sure to check out my Instagram post later today to see how my ensemble looks all pulled together!


Here’s a sneak preview of my flat runner!


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that I pulled last season’s shoes out of retirement since they match my outfit so perfectly. As I said to my BRF Erin, “Who am I; choosing fashion over function?” Even though they’re close to the end of their life expectancy, they should have a 10K left in them. For my knee’s sake, they’d better!


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that I’ve never run in a St. Paddy’s Day themed race and I’m considering it this year. One option is the Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago on April 2nd, but the Chicago River will already be back to its normal color and that’s a big part of wanting to run a St. Paddy’s race in Chicago. Another option is the Wintrust Lakefront 10 Miler or 5K on March 18th. The river would be green, but I’m nervous about how cold and windy it could be. Of course, two weeks probably wouldn’t make that much of a difference! 


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d remind you that the Real Runners Virtual Summit begins on February 20th. During my interview for the summit, I spoke about running longevity and how my running has changed as I’ve gotten older. I also spoke about skin cancer awareness and what we can do to limit our time in the sun, especially during our longer training runs. We would love to have you join us for the summit, and if it will make registration easier for you, you can pay in three easy installments. Also, if you register before 8 PM EST on Sunday, you’ll receive a digital download of the book Yoga for Runners by Dr. Beth Brombosz. To register, please click here


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  • Questions:
  • What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
  • Who was the last person you met for the first time at a race?
  • Are you racing today or tomorrow?


Happy Running! ~ Deb