How are we a week into February already? It feels like just yesterday was New Year’s Eve! Once again I am linking up for the monthly coffee date with Coco, Deborah, and Lynda, because, as usual, I have random stuff to share with you. The saddest thing is that my coffee pot broke and I haven’t replaced it yet. I have a back up, but it’s not very efficient. So, I’m having coffee, barely.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m sad and happy that my Run Streak ended. I’m sad because I was enjoying it. I’m happy because I was becoming a little too attached to it and I was beginning to be afraid I’d make poor choices if injury arose. Thankfully, taking a day off allowed my knee to heal quite a bit, so I’m running again. Now I’m just trying to keep an exercise streak alive.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m really excited to be an RNR Rock’n’Blog blogger and that I can’t wait to run RNR DC. I’m still struggling to figure out which other RNR races I’ll run. I’d really love to get one of the special medals, but we’ll see what I can pull off. In the meantime, don’t forget to use my code: MCMMamaRunsRNR for $15 off any half marathon or marathon in the U.S. (except Las Vegas).
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m really sad my treadmill is dying. We bought it just after Shoo was born and it’s been used 5-7 days a week since then, so I can’t complain that we didn’t get our money’s worth, but I’m not excited to pay for another one. I found one I like, but I haven’t found a place to buy it locally yet. Right now I’m trying to get my miles in outside and only use the treadmill when I have no other option because I can tell it only has a few more miles left in it…
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I still haven’t written a training plan for my races this spring. I’m trying something a bit different – I may not hit 20 for my longest long run, but I’ve been running back to back long runs. Next week will be 13-14 one day and then 10-11 the next. So far, the weather has been cooperating and I’ve not found myself running in circles on the one clear path I can find. Send positive thoughts that the weather continues to cooperate. M’kay? Thanks.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m pretty darn excited about the new prints coming out from Skirt Sports. I recently bought a new Lotta Breeze Capri and LOVE the pattern. There are some really awesome patterns coming out this spring. Don’t forget to use my code (SSMCM20) when you buy one!
I may have also taken advantage of a sale and bought another running jacket. No, I don’t have a problem. Really.
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How’s the weather by you? Cold? Snowy? Part of me would love a snow day, but the runner in me would prefer not.
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I’ve been running back to back long runs for 10 weeks now in prep for a multi-race challenge at Gasparilla and a marathon 2 weeks after that. I worked up to 11 miles and 15 miles for this weekend. I’m enjoying it and may never go back to traditional marathon training again! I still feel fatigued and tired after my second long run just as I would after a 20 miler, but recovering a lot faster. I’ll find out how it will translate to the actual race in 2 weeks!
I can’t wait to hear how it works out for you! I’m nervous, but it’s what works best for the plans I have right now.
I just chatted about my weather in coffee talk! 😉 The weather here is RIDICULOUS…ridiculously good! Highs in the low 80s, lows in the high 40s/low 50s (we’re talking middle of the night lows), it’s a good time to be in southern AZ for sure. 🙂 The runner in me is taking FULL advantage.
I could deal with that weather right now!
I hate that your treadmill is dying too! 🙁
It’s the saddest thing. It’s been such a good friend for so long – got me through 2 marathons!
The jacket is looking good! I am excited for all of the new SS prints too! That gift card is burning a whole in my pocket so to speak. I vote for rnr Vegas it was my favorite half ever. Thanks for linking up with us today for coffee!
The big issue is that I’ve already committed our vacation $$ and time to other adventures, so I have to do any RNR races on the cheap.
I’d be more worried that the coffee pot was dead than the treadmill. But, then again I don’t live in snow. 🙂
Snow is no problem – ice and freezing rain though…
I’m actually over the snow. Really. All my trails are covered and I’ve had to take it to the roads. Funny how many drivers won’t move over for me.
We haven’t had much snow this winter, which probably means we’ll get hit by a doozy in March.
It’s good that you gave yourself a break and allowed yourself to take a day off! Definitely better to play it safe than to potentially get an injury! I’m sorry that your treadmill is dying; I knew they weren’t cheap, but had no idea they were that expensive! x_x
I hope the weather continues to cooperate with you! Major props to you for being able to do back to back long runs!
I love cute workout clothes, so I totally feel ya on that, haha.
It’s sort of scary how much you can pay for a treadmill. That ones just an average home treadmill, sigh.
I have a bit of a running clothes addiction.
Love that Skirt sports outfit on you! I may have to check out that jacket, but I need another jacket like I need a hole in the head 😉
I actually only had one winter running jacket, so I’m sure I’ll use it a lot. It’s really cute and comfy.
Oh, I love that skirt you have on in the last picture!!!
Bummer about your treadmill dying. I would be sad if mine broke. My previous one died in January and I had to replace it quickly!!!
Not this past January (it’s been several years)!!
What did you get? I’m still trying to make my final decision.
I have a FreeMotion treadmill. It is a commercial grade treadmill because I needed heavy duty. It can incline up to 30% and the speed goes up to 12mph.
It was 70 degrees and sunny yesterday- I loved it! I am sorry to hear about the coffee pot (that is up there with running out of wine) and your treadmill- lots for you to deal with! I am signed up for R ‘n’ R Nashville 🙂 this will be my first one! If it is a blast I would like to sign up for one this fall too, maybe Savannah? Enjoy your Sunday!
New treadmill prices are painful, but you know it’s a good investment — as is a new coffee maker!
Congrats on lasting as long as you did with your run streak! I enjoyed doing the RWRunstreak but was happy when it was over!
The fact that you stopped your running streak when your knee was sore shows you how capable you are of making good decisions even when you’re attached to something. Pity about your treadmill but it makes the running jacket that much easier to justify. If you’re running outside in the cold then you need a good jacket.
The RNR series looks like a ton of fun! I definitely need to sign up for one of these races 🙂 🙂 🙂 Glad to hear your knee is feeling better. Sometimes just one day of rest is all you need. It’s hard when you’re on a run streak though so I get it.
I love that jacket and I FOR SURE WOULD NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM (wink) so you must not either!