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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 we finally got our first snow of the winter pre-dawn on Wednesday. It was just a dusting, but it was very pretty while it lasted.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that made I through the pandemic without buying an air fryer, getting a puppy, or gaining 15 pounds (remember those memes?). Well… a couple of weeks ago I finally broke down and purchased a Ninja air fryer (affiliate link). I put it on my Amazon wish list on October 16, 2020, but it wasn’t until a couple of my clients kept talking how much they loved their air fryers that I placed the order.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I love a good DIY project and when I found this corner shelf, perfect for the water closet in our master bathroom, I snatched it up. Unfortunately, it was in a medium brown color rather than espresso which I needed to match the cabinets and a bench. It was at a great price and exactly what I had in mind for the space, so I purchased it along with a can of espresso stain.

After a little sanding, staining, and adding a clear poly finish, the shelves were complete. I don’t have a before picture, but here’s the after…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that every two years I have to renew my personal training and weight management certifications. In addition to taking classes to earn CEC’s, I have to recertify in CPR, AED, and first aid. Since I have a couple of Parkinson’s Disease patients I registered for a physical therapy course through the Parkinson’s Foundation. It’s taken me 10 hours to complete 4 of 9 units, but I’ve learned so much already and will be able to offer my PD clients workouts designed more specifically to their needs and abilities.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m becoming more and more convinced that the entire intent of the the current Progressive Insurance ad campaign is to poke fun of me – last month it was gnomes and now it’s this. And yes, I occasionally clean our trash and recycling toters and I wrote our street number on them. In my defense, I first wrote our street number on our trash toter after ours got mixed up with our neighbor’s. Said neighbor’s toter contained dirty diapers and dog poop bags which continued to reek even after being emptied and let me just say that was a rough few days of having their toter in our garage.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that at the beginning of January I joined a Ragnar 31-Day Challenge with my MRTT friends. The goal was to do an activity every day of the month and I finished the month hitting all 31 days with 55 activities. I did not include rolling or the easy 3-block walks to and from the gym twice weekly with a elderly client.


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 have an air fryer? If so, what do you make in it the most? ~ I’ve used mine for a little bit of everything as I experimented with roasting veggies, baking chicken, toasting bagels, etc.
  • • Do you have your address written on your garbage cans? ~ Guilty as charged!
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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