I can’t believe it’s been a year since I last had coffee wth everyone. I don’t post on the weekends these days and I never seem to remember to post the Friday beforehand. I like combining Friday Five and Coffee, I’m just a slacker apparently. But I’ve been drinking so much coffee to stay warm that it seems appropriate to meet up with friends for coffee. Anyways, I’m joining up with my friends Deborah and Coco for a virtual coffee date (they are both local to me – I should meet up for a real coffee date…) I’m also 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’m really struggling with my goal of rolling with the punches. I want everything on the calendar YESTERDAY! I really only have two races on the calendar currently: Frederick Running Festival in May and MCM. I do hope to run the 17.75 to get into MCM, but I know there are plenty of ways into the marathon.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s crazy cold here right now. It’s nearly as cold as Wisconsin was when I was there. I’m so.over.it. Completely.over.it. Wanna know how cold it is? I had to bring my weights into the house from our 3 seasons room (which most years I use all year long) because the metal ones burn my hands. I have to run the heat out there for at least a half hour if I want to run on the treadmill – I have to get the heat up to at least 40*. That’s right, a fully insulated room is currently below freezing.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I used to read a lot of “thriller” books. I’ve read most of Stephen Kings books, as well as those by Dean Koontz. However, I stopped reading that genre a while back and now tend to read either non-fiction or “fluff” when I read an actual book. Somehow a Rachel Caine book (affiliate link) ended up on my Kindle Unlimited list (affiliate link) and I started reading it this past week when I was running on the treadmill. Now, of course, I can’t put it down and have a feeling I’ll be reading every chance I get until I finish the trilogy. (That and being scared of noises in the dark may be why I quit reading that type of book…)
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve barely been running lately. So far this week, I’ve run just over 10 miles. I’ve been loving the weight workouts from Faster Way to Fat Loss (affiliate link) because, hello, I’m getting some guns! Unfortunately, 4 of the workouts each week do not include running, except as a warm up or cool down. With my treadmill so cold, I’ve been riding my exercise bike in the living room. (Yes, I dragged both it and the weights into the house. My workout room looks bare.) If I want to keep my 100 miles a month streak alive, I’m going to need to get moving. Literally.
Finally, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you that we figured out our Tuesdays on the Run topics for the next few weeks.
- Jan 9 – Running guilty pleasure
- Jan 16 – Predictions for 2018
- Jan 23 – Show me your shoes
- Jan 30 – Favorite hometown race
- Feb 6 – What’s your fuel of choice?
- Feb 13 – Running Valentine – what you love about running the most
- Feb 21 – least favorite part of running
Happy Friday! What would you share with me if we were having coffee???