I’m joining Coco at Running With Perserverance, Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner, and Lynda at Fitness Mom Wine Country 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.

 

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If we were having coffee…..
I’d first and foremost wish you a Happy Independence Day!

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Bill had knee surgery on Monday.  He is progressing well, and the doctor hopes he will be back out running by the fall.  I’d also tell you that I miss my #1 running buddy very much! 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I got a FitBit a couple of weeks ago (Note: FitBit is an affiliate links. For details, check out the lower right sidebar).  One of the reasons I wanted it was to track my sleep habits.  I’m suddenly realizing the truth hurts…  My first week I averaged 5.43 hours of sleep per night, and the second week I averaged 6.5.  This week I am on a downward spiral with an average of 4.72 hours.  My problem is that I like to get up early and go to bed late.  Yesterday afternoon I took a nap.  It was heavenly!

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that within a week of finishing a Ragnar Trail Appalachians, I signed up for Ragnar DC.  I’m convinced that Ragnar is a cult, and I’m heading to the dark side – and not just for my overnight run!

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that my son and daughter-in-law are moving to Chicago in a couple of weeks.  Joseph will be attending grad school at The University of Chicago, and Julie will be teaching math near the university.  I’m so excited for their new adventure, but we are going to miss them terribly.  No doubt you will start seeing race recaps from the Chicago area in the not-to-distant future!

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m running in the Firecracker 5K today, and I’m grossly under-trained in the speed department.  Last year at this time I had about six weeks of tempo runs and hill repeats under my belt, and I’ve run zero tempo runs this year and only one set of hills.  What I’m lacking in speed, though, will be made up in sparkle!  Be sure to check out my race recap tomorrow or Monday for the big reveal!

If we were having coffee…..
I would remind you that I currently have a giveaway in progress and would encourage you to enter.  On Tuesday, I reviewed the Moji Foot Massager.  If you’re interested in checking it out and entering for a chance to win your own foot massager, click here.

 

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The Ultimate Coffee Date

 

 

  • Questions:
  • What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
  • What are your Independence Day plans?
  • Are you racing this weekend?

 

Happy Running! ~ Deb