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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. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I missed last month’s coffee date because I was dividing and transplanting Liriope. I’d been busy all week and thought I’d complete my coffee date post during the morning since I had a light Friday schedule. The weather was perfect for gardening and it’s a lot more fun to be outside digging in the dirt than inside sitting in front of a computer so I was lured outside. What I thought would be a two-hour job took almost four hours.

I failed to take a before picture of the long thick patch of shapeless Liriope, but there was enough to be divided so that I could replant these three clumps…


And plant these eight where I had dug out dead or dying azaleas. I even had leftover Liriope to give to a friend!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I ordered a 24-pack of Honey Stinger gels (affiliate link), and got this one lonely packet. I double checked to make sure I hadn’t misread the description because $13.52 would be very expensive for a single packet. Sure enough, it was supposed to be 24 packets and I got authorization to return the item.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I was so excited to find margarita flavored Clif Bloks (affiliate link) and couldn’t wait to try them. They left me with a resounding “meh” so I’ll stick with black cherry flavored and save the margarita for after my rides.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I finally got a haircut and highlights! I was required to wear my mask the entire time, even while my stylist was shampooing my hair, and it really wasn’t a big deal at all. I’ve also had my eyebrows and eyelashes tinted. What’s dark needs to be lightened and what’s too blond needs to be darkened. LOL


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I had a dream about showing up somewhere and I’d forgotten my mask so I suppose it’s now just part of life. 😷


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I never seem to order the right size shirt when I sign up for a race. Normally, if that happens I can exchange my shirt for the correct size at the race, but in the age of the pandemic that isn’t an option.  When I my Firecracker 5K shirt was too large, I used another shirt as a pattern and took it in – it now fits perfectly!


And finally, if we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you have any real or virtual races 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 which goes live the first Friday of every month.  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:
  • • Have you had any dreams about wearing or forgetting your mask? 
  • • Have you had your hair cut since March?
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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