february, friday and the ultimate coffee date

Happy February! I know a lot of our northern and midwestern friends are suffering miserably though this polar vortex, and I hope everyone is able to stay warm and safe. Preferably with a warm cup of coffee, shared with Coco and Deborah at the Ultimate Coffee Date.

I’m here in Northeastern Florida, with an iced coffee from Dunkin. Our temperatures have finally risen from the 30s to the 50s (which I know is NOTHING compared to what some of you have been enduring, but it’s still fairly frigid for us), but I still prefer iced coffee to the hot kind. I also prefer Dunkin to anything I have ever been able to make at home.

If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I’m a little frustrated. The dreary skies and rain are getting me down and I am really saddened by the negative attitudes of people that I see. Fortunately, none of the attitudes come directly from my personal circle, but it’s disheartening to see and hear. I firmly believe that if you don’t like how something is, you need to get up and be that change. Criticism, blame and shame never gets you anywhere.

If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I struggle with hitting goals sometimes. I really made it far on my 30 day Blogilates Challenges (Day 23), but after a few days out of town and a sinus flareup, I just didn’t get back into it. I could put down my laptop right now and bang out a series of workouts, but … here I continue to sit. I know it’s not a measure of my worth or success, but I always wonder why I fall off the wagon with these things. I have accountability partners, and printouts and all the support, but I just can’t get on top of it. Any suggestions?

If we were having coffee together, I would share that I am bummed our master bathroom suffered a leak resulting in needing to be renovated. This also means the impromptu trip I planned to take for the Best Damn Race Savannah Half Marathon had to be tabled. Well, it didn’t HAVE to be, but I didn’t feel right galavanting out of town for a want when we have several thousands of dollars in need at home (and we won’t know the final total until the contractor gets inside the shower walls). I love this race series and was hoping to be in for an inaugural city and to get to visit some blogger friends, but it is what it is. Instead, let’s all admire the new tile. Ooooh. Aaah.

On the plus side, if we were having coffee together, I would tell you how excited I am that I ended January on such a high note with my running. I ended the month with 97 miles, which is just so great! We are shooting for 1019 miles in 2019 so this is a great and solid start. I need to get a few more half marathons on the books to help build my training, but that shouldn’t be a big deal as the year goes on.

We are also joining in with Fridays with Fairytales and Fitness, so check out that link up and share your week in fitness!

What would you share with me over coffee?

What’s something in fitness with which you struggle?

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