It always amazes me how fast the months slip by. It’s hard to believe I wrote my last “coffee date” post from New Zealand. We’ve been back 3 weeks and I still feel like I’m trying to catch up. Apparently, taking two full weeks off from life does not work well for me. Anyways, I’m joining up with my friends Deborah and Coco for a virtual coffee date as well as linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for Friday Five 2.0.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I haven’t made it to bed before 1am in over a week. And it’s not like I’m sleeping in – I’ve gotten up in time to run at 6:30am a couple of days and I’ve had early commitments several days. I live for the few days I’ve gotten to sleep in, but let’s be real – sleeping in for a mom is 8:30am instead of 7:00am. Yes, I am tired.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m super excited for our annual trip to Madison for the Great Taste of the Midwest. I really enjoyed the beer festival in Auckland, but the one in Madison is truly the best I’ve ever been to. And the night before is when all the shenanigans take place…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am super excited that my kid is heading off to sleep away camp next week. If I were a great mom, I’d be excited at all of the outdoor stuff he’s going to experience and all of the fun he’ll have. If I were a good mom, I’d be happy that he’s getting an electronics break and will have some time for in person interactions with friends. But I’m a bad mom and I’m really just excited that I won’t have to hear Fortnite battles from his room every evening.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that while I’m in Wisconsin, I plan to visit the Lake Lawn resort where ZOOMA Great Lakes is taking place. I’ve heard it’s gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it and maybe run a bit of the course. I may or may not have convinced Marcia to join me in the fun. (And if you want to join our fun in September, use code ERIKA2018 for 10% off.) Checkout the new t-shirt design!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I may be picking up another work gig. I’m excited, but this fall might be a bit insane. I have three ZOOMA races to attend, Beer Geek travels for work, and supposedly I’m running the Marine Corps Marathon. Luckily, I tend to get super efficient and focused as more stuff gets thrown on my plate. I just keep reminding myself that lots of people work full time, travel for work, have kids, and train for long distance races. In fact, that probably describes many of you, so feel free to throw tips and tricks my way.