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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, strength training, yoga, and complaining about our most recent injuries. Sound good? I’ll go first…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I can’t believe that it’s been since January that I last sat down for a chat over coffee, water, etc. with you. Life’s been busy and my blog has taken somewhat of a backseat as I try to keep my head above water with work and life in general.

Last we talked, my friends and I were about to embark on our epic 133-mile bike ride from Key Largo to Key West in Florida. We had a fabulous time on our two-day ride and made it to the iconic buoy at the Southern Most Point of the Continental US.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we returned to Florida in late March to visit Pablo and his humans. The weeklong visit included lots of hiking, biking, eating great food, Pablo snuggles, and catching up with our son and new daughter-in-law.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that our kitchen makeover is moving along. The cabinet painting and glazing was completed in early March, but it took me forever to find the perfect pulls and handles – I eventually found them at Wayfair. It took a while for me to build up the courage to drill holes in our freshly painted cabinets, but I measured, leveled, and measured again and managed to drill all 113 holes without making a mistake until the very last one which I marked 1/8-inch too high on the right side. I was able to fix it by drilling an elongated hole downward which allowed me to attach the handle level.







Butler’s pantry…


The bar stool seats need to be recovered so that’s next on my list as I procrastinate on refinishing the kitchen table and chairs. The table and chairs were a wedding gift from my parents, but the honey oak finish needs some work after 40 years so I’m taking advantage of staining them a dark espresso to better match the new kitchen.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m creating a little gnome garden in our back yard. We’ve had the two Virginia Tech gnomes forever, but I just added the gnome holding a bluebird (affiliate link) and four season gnome flags (affiliate link).


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I celebrated Global Running Day on Wednesday in a big way by joining a fun event at Potomac River Running where the main event was running with Meb. In the picture below, I’m out of sight in the far back on the left side, and no, I never caught up with Meb. 😉

Photo credit: Potomac River Running

Additionally, I celebrated our big day with my blogging runner friends from afar. Thank you Cari for putting together this collage for us!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you have any races coming up, and if so, I’d tell you to have fun and stay safe!




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:
  • • What hobbies and chores do you enjoy when you’re not working or working out?
  • • Did you celebrate Global Running Day? If so, please tell me all about it!
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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