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 tell you that I just signed up for my first triathlon. Now that I have a bike, I thought, “Why not!” I’m not a particularly strong swimmer so I see swim lessons and clinics in my future. I think that I could be ready by fall to participate in the Reston Tri, but an open water swim petrifies me so I decided to stick with something smaller and that has a pool swim. 


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’ve decided to run the Marathon Majors. With Boston being the only marathon that I already have under my belt, that leaves Chicago, New York, London, Tokyo, and Berlin to complete. I really wish I’d run Chicago with my friends a couple of years ago and that I’d run New York back in the day when I could have just signed up for it without having to worry about a lottery. My plan is to train for a half marathon, run the first half of the marathon in about two hours, and then run/walk the back half. I think this training strategy is the only way I can run another marathon (or five) without further damage to my body.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m looking into getting a zumba instructor certification so I can share my love of dance with my clients.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Bill and I are thinking about getting a dog. Since we don’t want to go through the puppy stage, we’ll probably get a full-grown rescue. Growing up I always had a dog, and they were all mutts – the best kind of dog. 


If we were having coffee…..
I’d say, “April Fool!” Not a single one of the above things I shared is true! Well, maybe the Marathon Majors idea is a little realistic, but I think that’s really just a pipe dream…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d give you a big hug, apologize for teasing you so, and tell you to have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Questions:
  • What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
  • What is the best April Fool you’ve gotten on someone?
  • Have you ever done a tri?
  • Are you racing today or tomorrow?