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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 my little gnome garden in our back yard has attracted some new friends. Luckily, they all seem to get along well. The four season gnome flags (affiliate link) seems like the perfect touch for their gnome sweet gnome.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that my little nine-year-old neighbor Saachi wrote, illustrated, and published The Troop and the Beach (affiliate link). My copy of the hardback book just arrived and I need to have her sign it.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that a turtle came up from the creek again this summer and laid eggs around June 14th. Based on a quick Google search, it takes 2-3 months to hatch so if I’m extremely lucky, I might see baby turtles making their way back to the creek later this month.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that we got new beach cruisers and I added a basket to mine. I can’t wait until later in the month when I’m cruising down the beach at low tide. For now, I’m content with riding around our neighborhood visiting friends.


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:
  • • Have you had any gnome or fairy sightings on your walks or runs?
  • • Have you ever seen a baby turtle? ~ We’ve seen many sea turtle nests blocked off with stakes and ropes at the beach. I would love to see the babies make their way to the ocean.
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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