Coffee time! I don’t often make it for a coffee date with friends these days, but I’m trying to be better about being social. So, I’m joining up with Deborah and Coco for a virtual coffee date. I managed to get a run in with Deborah recently and ran into Coco at an event, so I’m even doing some real life socializing! 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 went from no races to a huge number of races in a flash this spring. I didn’t mean to, but somehow it just happened! Somehow I’ve run 17.75, a timed trail race, and two half marathon that I did not have on my race calendar. This weekend I’m finally running the Frederick Half Marathon – the only one I actually signed up for in advance this year LOL.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’ve been amazed at how strong I’ve been running this year. I always thought my high mileage running was why I could do so many half marathons without injury. Apparently that’s not the case – my mileage is pretty low. In fact, the only reason I’ve hit 100 miles the last two months was because I counted walking as well. I can’t decide if I want to go back to not counting walking and just hit lower numbers or keep the walking and go for 100 each month. (And in case you are wondering how my running is so strong with less running, I totally credit it to the Faster Way to Fat Loss. 100%. My legs have never been this strong before.)
If we were having coffee, I’d have to confess that I’m leaning very strongly towards signing up for the Historic Half. I know. But I need a long run that weekend and the hills in that race are killer and I have a ride to the start with some MRTT ladies and… We all know I’m going to do it, right?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I started a group on Facebook for Beautycounter. I’m still loving the products. I love that they are made as cleanly and as environmentally friendly as they can. That’s something that’s always been important to me. (I’m way crunchier in real life than I talk about on the blog…) But what’s really making me happy is that my skin is looking great. You know what’s not great though? I can’t invite people to the group – I can only add them. And since it drives me all kinds of crazy when I get added without being asked, I’m just letting you all know it exists. I’m sure I’ll still mention things here occasionally, but I plan to talk more about how each of the products work and share sales and deals there. I’d love it if you’d join me.
Finally, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you I went way out of my comfort zone yesterday. One of the FWTFL weight moves was a wall climb. I don’t do handstands. I’m not one who’s big on inversions. And I’m not strong enough to do the whole move. But y’all, I did it three times! (My shoulders are going to have something to say about that tomorrow…)
Have an awesome weekend! I’m looking forward to the rain knocking some of the pollen out of the air, but I have my fingers crossed that I won’t be running a half marathon in the pouring rain…
10 thoughts on “Time for coffee with some friends”
Yay to the handstands!!! Soon you’ll be walking on your hands across the finish lines! LOL!
Good luck on your half this weekend. When will you hit #100?
I have tried to do those wall climbs in yoga class a few times. I get scared to be upside down like that which probably holds me back. Good luck at your race this weekend! Thanks for joining for coffee
I never heard of a wall climb so I just had to watch your video. It looks hard! And I am laughing because my cat would do the exact same thing your cat did! They’re so predictable…
Oh my goodness, handstands make me so nervous, but I love when I can hit them during a workout. Great job doing it three times!!
The historic half was one I put on my long term list so thanks for the warning about the killer hills. I may remove it from my list now…haha
That looks intense. The only wall exercises I do is wall sits for my quads, and then yoga legs up on the wall.
YOU are a racing machine! I’m glad to see/hear that all the strength work was so successful and you did all that with lower mileage. I have never been a high mileage runner (the one and only time I tried “it” was under the guidance of a coach, and it still was a fail). Just not my gig, but I know it works for most everyone else. Best of luck this weekend 😉
Looking good in those wall climbs!
I don’t even tally up my monthly miles. I don’t worry about it. I have Rachel to worry about it for me. 🙂
I Hope it doesn’t rain hard on you! Awesome wall climb.
It’s so funny how you can go from having hardly any races to too many to count! Glad your training regimen is going so well, I know there are lots of high mileage runners out there but that never works for me.
I haven’t run a hilly race in a while…I think I’m starting to get the itch!