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 tell you that yesterday was my six year blogiversary and to celebrate, I’m giving you the chance to win two fun Kudos coasters. A couple of weeks ago I shared step-by-step pictures of how easy it is to put together with a choice of six different background colors. Just hop over to yesterday’s post to enter to win!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that not only was I gotten good, but my friend Betty was gotten as well! Last summer I asked Betty to babysit Sissy, the plant on the right. Sissy’s hair needs to be misted daily so I couldn’t leave her unattended while we were on vacation for almost two weeks. Once we got home, Betty returned Sissy along with the succulent in the center and mentioned that someone had given it to her, but she thought I’d enjoy it more. When I asked how much water I should give it, she said about a tablespoon once a month.

I diligently watered my new succulent on the first day of each month. Last month, it hit me that most plant’s tips eventually get a little brown and I was surprised that hadn’t happened to any of the succulent’s leaves. I pulled on a tip and it stretched a little rather than breaking off; and then it hit me, the succulent was fake. For seven months I had been diligently watering a fake plant!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Bill and I have signed up for two more bike rides. In addition to our Bike NY Five Boro Tour, we’re now riding in the DC Bike Ride and the Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder. Who wants to join us?


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you a little bit more about this cool pint glass one of my sons gave me for Christmas. It’s got the Boston Marathon course map on it and when I shared this picture in my Runfessions last week, a few people commented that they’d love to get one. I couldn’t find it on Amazon, but did find it on the Uncommon Green website.

It can be purchased in several different glass sizes; however, only the following marathons are available:

  • Austin
  • Berlin
  • Boston, Chicago
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Marine Corps
  • Miami
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Tokyo
  • Twin Cities


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that this year’s Amaryllis is blooming and I’ve started watering a second bulb to bring it out of dormancy. Each Christmas our lawn guy gives us a planted Amaryllis bulb as a thank you gift. At the end of the summer, I stop watering the plants and place them in our dark workshop for the winter. Every couple of weeks starting in late January, I bring out a bulb and resume watering it so I have blooming Amaryllis flowers through April.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that next weekend is our annual Italian Dinner Party. Our good Cruiser friend Beth and her husband Tom moved to North Carolina this past summer and we haven’t seen them since they moved (we were supposed to get together at the beach in September, but Hurricane Florence happened).  Since they’re now in NC, they’re driving up for the dinner party and I can’t wait for them to arrive on Saturday!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that unlike the bike gloves I mentioned in my Runfessions last week, I ordered a tote bag for Jess from Facebook that was a home run! I selected the Airedale Terrier which in real life doesn’t really look like Pablo, but since the picture on the bag looked so much like him, I couldn’t resist. It took forever to arrive, but arrived in plenty of time for Christmas.


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 (she didn’t have the medal with her). One of my friends just happened to be working and called to see if I had mistakenly gotten her medal.

In the meantime, the race director ordered a new medal for me and even had my name engraved on the back!


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?
  • Have you ever watered a fake plant?
  • Have you entered my giveaway?