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.

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If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I actually drank a cup of coffee yesterday morning. It was my first cup since I went on some fad diet in 1980 where I had to drink one cup of coffee a day (I later realized that was due to coffee being a diuretic). Just like back then, I let it get cool so I could drink it fast in hopes of my tastebuds not noticing the bitterness. Yesterday, I had to drink it black because I was having blood work done at my annual physical and couldn’t eat or drink anything other than water (or black coffee) until after they drew blood at 2 PM after my doctor’s appointment. Since I couldn’t drink my usual sports drink of choice, which does have a little caffeine, I opted for the only option, one cup of black coffee. Next year I’ll make sure to call several months in advance so I can get an early morning appointment. And if you ever hear me saying that I’ve learned to like coffee, suspect that I’m adding very large amounts of sugar to it!

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d remind you that last month I declared that I don’t like most things pumpkin so I don’t get into the pumpkin spice craze. I then proceeded to share a picture of pumpkin pie flavored ice cream sandwiches I saw at Whole Foods declaring that they had ruined a perfectly good ice cream sandwich. 😉 Since then I’ve continued to be amused at the amount of pumpkin spice foods and beverages I’ve seen, most notably, this…

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’ve been in a redecorating mood the last few weeks. After at least sixteen years with the same comforter, pillows, rugs, valances, etc., I changed them out for something more updated. I went with an off-white quilted bedspread with toss pillows in spa blues and greens to match the two new area rugs that are a combo of those two colors. I’m going for calm and relaxing, but at the moment my eyes are crossed from looking at so many shades of blues and greens and trying to pick up the right colors from the rug.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that as a result of my redecorating mood, I’ve been in a cleaning-out-crap kind of mood. Those ferns along our Jacuzzi – the tub that we’ve never use except for ice baths after long runs – didn’t stand a chance and got tossed unless they were thriving. I’ve donated 1990’s to 2010 era tchotchkes and still have more to go. I’ve finally realized that every surface doesn’t need to be a resting spot for a decorative item and have learned to appreciate clean, unobstructed visuals. 😉

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I just bought my first pair of Injinji toe socks socks (affiliate link). I’ve decided to give them a try because my beloved Feetures (affiliate link) have started driving me nuts. I’ve mentioned before that sometime my Feetures slip down and gather around my arch which is quite uncomfortable and annoying. Also, they fit very snuggly which I love because I never got blisters in the past when I wore them; however, as a result of the snug fit, my toes are squeezed very tightly together to the point they’re about to cross over each other. I don’t know if this is being caused by my tight socks or if it’s an old person problem. LOL Anyway, now that my toes are rubbing together, I’m starting to get blisters and corns (now that’s really an old person problem) and I’m hoping the toe socks will help prevent this.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d also tell you that as a result of the above toe problems, I recently bought toe spacers at the running store. I’ve owned a pair of yoga toes (affiliate link) for years, but the gel material they’re made of sticks against my sheets and reading in bed at night is a great time to wear them. My new toe spacers are much smaller and made of a foam material that allows me to move my feet easily under the covers. I’ll keep my old yoga toes in the basement to put on while watching football.

 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I put up my Thanksgiving decorations this week. I do enjoy my assorted silly little pilgrims, Indians, turkeys, and pumpkins that I’ve collected over many years. I’m also digging my new hurricanes I picked up this fall from Pier 1. I think they’ll make a great year-round addition to my dining room table, with or without the flowers.

 

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!

 

  • Questions:
  • Do you enjoy decorating? If so, do you do it on your own or hire a professional?
  • Have you tried Injinji toe socks? If so, do you like them?
  • Are you racing today or tomorrow?

 

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Happy Running! ~ Deb