It’s time to sit down once again with a beverage of your choice and chat – I’ll remind you that I don’t like coffee or tea so my drink of choice today will be water. Let’s chat about things other than just running, cycling, training, and complaining about our most recent injuries. Sound good? I’ll go first…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that gave up alcohol for Lent and invented this non-alcoholic margarita which I enjoyed on a couple of evening when I wanted a refreshing beverage. Here’s my simple recipe…

Deb’s Mockarita

  • • Place several cubes of ice in a large glass
  • • Add 1 freshly squeezed lime
  • • Add 2-4 ounces Master of Mixes margarita mix (affiliate link)
  • • Top off with approximately 3/4 can of Sprite Zero
  • • Garnish with a lime wedge or slice
  • • Enjoy!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that speaking of Sprite Zero, it’s finally back in stock after falling victim to the pandemic. That’s right, Coca-Cola had to stop manufacturing Sprite Zero and other popular drinks when there was suddenly an aluminum can shortage due to people drinking soda from cans at home instead of from fountain machines at work or in restaurants. According to USA Today, it wasn’t the aluminum material that was in short supply, but the capacity to turn it into cans.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that Zenaida reminded me of a funny story when she admitted that she didn’t know that she had remote start on her car. Bill and I have set off the alarm in our car twice and both times while on our way to a group bike ride. One of the times was particularly funny…

We arrived for our ride early and took advantage of the extra time to pick up some Gatorade and snacks at a Food Lion near where we were meeting our friends. Bill hopped out of the car, inadvertently locked the door, and walked into the store, leaving me in the front passenger seat. I decided to change into my bike shoes so I opened my door to get them out of the floor in the back.

When I opened the door, I set off the car alarm and the horn started honking. I tried locking and unlocking the door several times to no avail. Once I realized that I wouldn’t be able to stop the honking without Bill’s keys, I bolted into the store. After sprinting about twenty steps into the store I realized that I wasn’t wearing my mask so I made a u-turn and ran back outside.

Standing at the doorway wearing brightly colored cycling clothes with all eyes on me, the crazy lady running from the honking car, I finally got the attention of an employee standing near the door and asked her to get Bill who I could see in the checkout line in the distance. She asked what he looked like and I told her he was dressed in funny biking clothes just like me. About that time Bill looked up as he finished his purchase and as soon as he realized what was going on, he pulled out his keys and stopped the racket. 🤣 😂


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I registered for a 5K which will be held on Saturday, April 17th and will be my first live race since Thanksgiving 2019. I am beyond excited and can’t wait to see several of my running friends at the event. If you’re interested in joining me for either the live or virtual race, use code 21DEBRUNS5 when you register for the Courage Day 5K and you’ll save $5.


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 an embarrassing car alarm incident?
  • • Were you affected by any items being out of stock or hard to find during the pandemic?
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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