It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. I’ll go first…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you read my review of Run to the Light (affiliate link) by Laura King Edwards, and if you left a comment so you’d be entered to win a free copy of your very own (Kindle or paperback). It’s not too late, so hop on over and check out my review, leave a comment, and cross your fingers that you’re the lucky winner.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that out of all the people, groups, and hashtags I follow on Instagram, #findyourpark is by far my favorite. Check them out. I guarantee you’ll be glad you did!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I ran in a New Year’s Day race despite being sick and injured. Even though I’ve been struggling a little with my running, I felt fine when I signed up on Friday evening and thought that if my glute/hammie started hurting I’d just run/walk or walk the rest of the race. FOMO dictated I run the race with my friends even though I’d come down with some sort of bad head cold and had barely gotten off the sofa on Sunday or Monday. Fortunately, thanks to taking some cold meds I woke up feeling good enough to join my friends and we all stayed together running a very slow race, but laughing lots. I hope to get the race recap up next week.

After the race, we stopped by Starbucks for coffee (hot chocolate for me) and to visit some more. The 5K just didn’t last long enough for all we had to gab about!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you remember that my medal from my Thanksgiving Day turkey trot was MIA. The race director told me that her notes showed that it had either been given to me or to one of my friends. I checked with everyone I could think of who might have picked it up for me at the awards ceremony but no one had. It ended up that it had been given to the lady who won the age group one group older than mine, and the only reason I know this is that she stopped by the running store to ask what she should do. One of my friends just happened to be working and called me to see if I had mistakenly gotten the other lady’s medal. That was weeks ago and as far as I know, the lady hasn’t dropped the medal off at the store.

In the meantime, the race director had already ordered a new medal for me. When I saw her at the race on New Year’s morning, she said she it had arrived and she had it on her desk. I laughed and told her to be sure to get it to me before next Thanksgiving! 😉


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that about the huge avocado Jess brought home to us from Florida. I placed it next to an average sized lime for contrast. I used it to make about 3-1/2 cups of delicious guacamole.

Here’s my recipe:

  • Deb’s Guacamole
  • 4 avocados (I just used this one)
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 freshly squeezed lime
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • coarse Kosher salt, to taste


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you about the fun coaster for race medals I received from Kudos Coaster Plus a couple of weeks ago in exchange for a posting a picture on my Instagram (I suppose I should tag this as an ad). It’s so cool I wanted to tell you about it now, but next week on the blog I plan to post some step-by-step pictures of how easy it is to put together and even change the background.


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!




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?
  • If you live in a warmer climate, do you have an avocado tree? ~ I want one, but I guess I have to move first…
  • Isn’t the coaster idea cool? 


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