It’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. Today’s focus, though, will mostly be about the race I’m about to run…

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If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that today at 8:15 AM, I will be lining up to run in the Fiesta 5K, a race I learned about last year the day after it was run… I made a mental note to run it this year, and then forgot all about it until my MRTT friends mentioned it. I’m not even remotely in 5K shape, but I plan to have a good time and enjoy the morning with my friends!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m so excited about running a race on Cinco de Mayo, that I had a special shirt made!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I seriously considered ordering this fake margarita (affiliate link) to carry during the race, but when I learned that the margarita glass is actual glass and not acrylic, I opted not to purchase it. Can you imagine if I tripped and fell and sent shattered glass flying all over the race course? People would wonder if perhaps I’d sipped on a real margarita as part of my pre-race fueling!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that, like many Americans, I didn’t really remember why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated… so I Goggled it. In Mexico, May 5th is a day set aside to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862; and is celebrated in a more formal way with military parades. In the United States, we have put a very different twist on it as a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture. For me, a celebration where I can enjoy Mexican food and a margarita is a day I don’t want to miss!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that in addition to homemade chicken fajitas, we will be enjoying either margaritas…

 

Or Mexican martinis this evening…

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that our huge kickoff to summer family barbecue on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is just three weeks away and I haven’t sent out the evites. I’m usually so on top of my game that they go out six weeks in advance. I’m blaming the cold spring for making me think it’s earlier than it really is and that I still have plenty of time…

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Bill went on a 70-mile bike ride on the C&O Canal yesterday. He’s much farther ahead on his Century Ride training than I am – I haven’t been on my bike since last August. 🙁

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you I bought all of my annuals on Wednesday, and found them all at Meadows Farms. Usually, I shop there first, but have to stop at several additional nurseries before I find everything I need. So far, I’ve only planted the blue wave petunias in the pots on my front porch. I’m hoping the weather will cooperate and I can plant everything else on Sunday afternoon.

 

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?
  • What’s your favorite type of food? ~ Usually Mexican or Italian for me
  • How’s your spring shaping up?

 

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Happy Running! ~ Deb