Today 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.



If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that college football is finally here!  My beloved Hokies play Ohio State on Monday night at home, and I can’t wait!  Last year we were pleasantly surprised when we beat OSU at their home stadium, so they are coming into Lane Stadium seeking revenge.  

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that my friend Lesley is the race director of an upcoming Halloween race called the Ghost, Goblins, and Ghouls Spooktacular 5K.  Lesley is awesome and is giving me two registrations to give away on my blog!  Stay tuned next week for a detailed post with the giveaway.

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that after twelve years we just got rid of our hot tub which was no easy task.  We had our handy man come cut it into a million pieces and haul it off.  It had gotten to the point where it needed a lot of work and for the amount of time we spent in it, it just wasn’t worth it.  We thinking of putting a hanging bench swing in our new-found deck space!

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I have a very busy racing season coming up with three races in four weeks.  On September 13th I will be running in the Parks Half Marathon with my youngest son Daniel – his first half.  Then on September 19th I will be joining Erin and a few other MRTT friends and running in the Dulles Runway 10K.  Our goal is to run it nice and easy, and take lots of pictures along the way.  And on October 2nd and 3rd, I’ll be Runner 12 on our MRTT Ragnar DC team. 

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that my Nationals are frustrating the heck out of me.  Two nights this week I stayed up late watching the game only to watch them lose the lead and the game in the last couple of innings.  I fell asleep at midnight and my alarm went off at 4:30…

If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m ready for fall running!  I want to hear the crunchy leaves beneath my feet while running under a clear blue sky on a cool crisp day.  How about you?

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The Ultimate Coffee Date


  • Questions:
  • What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
  • Have you ever worn a costume in a race?
  • Are you racing this weekend?