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…


Drum Roll Please


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I ran yesterday for the first time since my New Year’s Day 5K. Granted it was only a half mile, but it was a run! I went into the run with numbness in my right foot from working at my kitchen sink and came out of the short run feeling the same. On a side note, when I told my PT that washing dishes guarantees foot numbness and asked for suggestions, he suggested that I have my husband do the dishes! LOL

If I continue to feel okay and without any leg pain, I plan to go outside for a very easy one-mile run on Saturday morning.


Non-Fitness Related Items


If we were having coffee…..
Edited to add: I’d tell you that not only am I mortified, but I am also a complete idiot! It was Lisa at TechChick Adventures who had the giveaway and sent me this adorable ornament after I won it on her blog. Sorry Lisa!

I’d tell you that I won this adorable ornament from Jessie at The Right Fits. After I saw it on her blog in December 2017 I searched all over the internet for a similar ornament, but without any luck. When I noticed this year that she had one as a giveaway, I jumped at the chance to enter and was thrilled when I heard that I’d won! The ornament arrived just after last month’s coffee date so I just had to share it this month! 🙂


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that last Friday morning in one of my klutzier moves, I fell and hit my head. I navigated my way down our lightly-lit stairs in the wee early predawn hours as I do most mornings without any problem. It wasn’t until I got to the kitchen that I tripped and fell. I’m normally extremely careful about not leaving things on the floor that might cause a tripping hazard, but the night before I had packed for our trip to visit my mom and left a canvas tote bag tucked in a nook in our kitchen.

As I walked across the dark kitchen, I caught my toe on the edge of the canvas bag that apparently I hadn’t tucked away quite far enough. Lunging forward out of control, I must have tried to catch myself on the pantry doorjamb with my hand which also happened to be holding a tube of hand lotion. I was so off balance that I spun around and landed on my butt in the pantry. As I fell backward, my head snapped backward in whiplash fashion hitting the bottom shelf and shelf support.

Once I got my bearings, I felt something wet on the front of my shirt and shorts, but since it wasn’t warm, I knew it couldn’t be blood. Turning on the pantry light, I realized that lotion had squirted out of the tube and all over my clothes. It wasn’t until later that I realized that it had also exploded onto the doorjamb!

I had a couple of lumps on the back and side of my head which have since gone away leaving tenderness associated with bruising. My husband says that I’m my own worse enemy. I say, “Just call me a klutz.”


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we are in the process of having our master bath gutted and remodeled. Last week, I spent all of my spare time moving everything out of our bathroom, linen closet, and clothes closet. We took the opportunity to purge and get rid of clothes that we no longer wear. Our remaining clothes are spread between the other three bedroom’s closets and piled on the bed in one of our son’s rooms, the contents of our linen closet are sorted in large tubs in our other son’s bedroom, and we’re sleeping in the guest bedroom. Our contractor estimates that it will take him four weeks to finish so I think it’s safe to double that number for when we’re completely moved back in. To say we’re living in a disorganized mess is an understatement.


Lots of Biking News


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Bill and I have the DC Bike Ride coming up on May 18th. If you’re local and would like to join us, be sure to join the Cruisers team at registration so we’ll be assigned the same start time. Doesn’t it sound fun to ride through our beautiful nation on closed streets?


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that registration is still open for the Bike NY Five Boro Tour, on May 5th. Just like with the DC ride, the streets will be closed for this ride through all five NYC boroughs.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we’re also looking at several gravel grinders. In addition to the Loudoun 1725 Gravel Grinder (40, 60, or 80 miles), I’ve got my eyes set on the Dirty Kitten in Rapidan, VA on August 3rd. It’s a 40 or 60-mile ride on a 20-mile loop. Zephyr is going to get dirty on these gravel rides and I love it!



Back to Running


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?
  • Do you have any running or other fitness related events coming up?
  • Renovations, love them or hate them? ~ I love them, but I’m so happy when the mess is gone and I can enjoy the newly updated dust-free space.