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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 joined a Ragnar 31-Day Challenge with my MRTT friends. The goal is to do an activity every day of the month. I figured that since I’m super active, I might as well join in on the fun.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I got a TheraGun percussion massager (affiliate link) from my kids for Christmas and love it. In addition to making my legs feel great after a run or ride, it has already done wonders on a persistent knot that loves hanging out near my right scapula.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I love a good DIY project and when the Naugahyde on our three kitchen island barstools started peeling, I decided it was the perfect project to tackle. Well, first I checked with the manufacturer to see if real leather covered cushions were available and when they weren’t, then I decided to recover them myself. I found a sturdy upholstery fabric in a warm chocolate brown, watched a few YouTube videos on covering round cushions, searched for weeks for our staple gun, bought a replacement staple gun (affiliate link) for the one we misplaced, and as they say, the rest is history!





If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that our deck railing was finally replaced after the August 5th lightning strike. Our original railing had been discontinued by the manufacturer (of course it had) and an exact match couldn’t be found so the railing on the entire deck had to be replaced. It’s finished and looks great!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I have finally undecorated the house from Christmas and as much as I love having the house decorated so festively for the holidays, it feels good to have it back to normal.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you have any races coming up, and if so, I’d wish you good luck and to have a fun time!




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:
  • • Do you enjoy DIY projects? ~ I love them, but I’m still procrastinating on refinishing our kitchen table and chairs. 😉
  • • What are your preferred post-workout recovery tools? ~ For several years I have had a love/hate relationship with my Rumble roller (affiliate link), but I suspect I’ll be splitting my time between it and my new TheraGun.
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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